It was announced today that Fox has renewed veteran series Bones for a 12th and final season. There will be 12 more episodes of the crime procedural, bringing the total episode count to 246. The series stars Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to have another season, so we can give the show, characters and fans the end they so richly deserve,” said executive producers Jonathan Collier and Michael Peterson. “Also knowing there is a Season 12, we can now write the most rewarding Season 11 finale possible — one we hope will leave our fans excited for what’s to come in this final season of Bones.”
Creator Hart Hanson also released a statement saying, “In times like these, marked by instability and doubt, it’s comforting to know the world can count on at least one dependable beacon of stability. Apparently, that beacon is Bones. It just shows what you can do with an amalgam of genius cast, amazing crew, cunning writers, stalwart studio, sweat, a tough economy, a mercurial network, determination, luck, magic, miracles and the most loyal audience in the world.”
Bones returns for its second half of the 11th season on Thursday, April 14 (8/7c).