Fox has announced the fall premiere dates for the 2014-2015 season!
“BONES” DIGS UP NEW CASES STARTING THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
FOX has set the fall premiere dates for its new and returning series.
Darkly amusing procedural BONES enters its 10th season on Thursday, Sept. 25 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), with Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and Booth (Dave Boreanaz) working to clear his name after the surprising events of last season.
We all know Lance Sweets is a master of psychoanalyzing, but when Booth finds himself sidelined in tonight’s episode of Bones, Sweets is going to step out from behind his desk to prove himself unlike ever before.
“Booth is unavailable in this portion of the series because he’s prepping the episode that follows to direct,” jokes John Francis Daley, referencing star David Boreanaz’s turn as director for the season finale. “The way they wrote it is that he’s busy studying for this FBI exam and he hands the reigns over to Sweets to be the lead FBI agent on the case and, of course, Sweets jumps at the opportunity.”
Sweets’ by-the-book ways, however, prove to be more of a detriment than a benefit, says Daley. And further complicating matters is new squintern Jessica Warren (Jessica Weaver), who quickly discovers some key ways to ruffle Sweets’ feathers. (Watch an exclusive clip below.) “I think the level of enthusiasm he had when he got his first gun kind of shows that Sweets likes to be as involved in the action as he can,” says Daley. “And for me, it’s definitely fun to be able to go from the strictly psychoanalyst role to someone who’s more broad in the field.”
“I don’t know how much he’s going to be doing that in the next season,” he says, adding with a laugh, “probably a lot in the episodes before the ones that David directs.”
Speaking of the Boreanaz-directed finale, it’s a big one and possibly one of the show’s most ambitious action episodes yet. “This one is literally explosive,” he says. “The way David directed it was with a focus on people being very intense because we’re dealing with some heavy stuff. So it was fun to play it as the stakes were higher than ever. It was almost like filming an episode of 24 in that sense. Every scene is high-stakes.”
Fox is the latest broadcast network to unveil its schedule for the 2014-15 TV season, and here are the big headlines: Batman origin tale Gotham has landed the Monday lead-off spot; the ever-reslient Bones is relocating to Thursdays; and the network is shaking up its Sunday animation block by adding two live-action comedies (including Brooklyn Nine-Nine).
Also of note: The final season of Glee is being held until midseason, event series Gracepoint (aka the American Broadchurch) will follow Bones on Thursdays; and reality series, er, “social experiment” Utopia will air two original episodes a week — Tuesdays at 8/7 and Fridays at 9/8c.
On tap for midseason are the Rainn Wilson-fronted Backstrom, animated comedy Bordertown, hip-hop drama Empire, action-adventure Hieroglyph, Will Forte sitcom The Last Man on Earth, limited series Wayward Pines, Becki Newton’s Weird Loners, as well as returning series American Idol, The Following and the aforementioned Glee.
FOX has made some changes to its May schedule and, as a result, the final two episodes of “Bones” Season 9 will now air on May 12 and 19. “MasterChef” Season 5, meanwhile, will take that same time-slot beginning on Monday, May 26.
The next new “Bones” episode is now “The Drama in the Queen,” scheduled for Monday, May 12 at 8 p.m. Booth, Brennan and the rest of the Jeffersonian team will be investigating the murder of a swim coach with a secret past in the world of drag queens. Meanwhile, a new squintern will catch Sweets’ eye.
The “Bones” Season 9 finale, “The Recluse in the Recliner,” follows on Monday, May 19 at 8 p.m. Directed by David Boreanaz, the episode investigates a man murdered before he could tell Booth about a possible government cover-up. With a conspiracy surrounding this death, Booth’s very future with the FBI may be in question.
Bones Season 9 returns with a fresh episode in March, though the air date has yet to be official. Reports say the long-running crime series will also return to its Monday programming on FOX. The show already has the green light for Season 10. Now fans are wondering whether it is the final season. What is next for Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz)? More important, will the ghost killer show up soon? Fans have been told “she” has been seen on screen!
In an interview with TVFanatic.com, Emily Deschanel said she thought it was likely for “Bones” to get a Season 10. She noted the crime series continued to do well despite the Friday night move, and she thought it was a good sign for a tenth season. Still, she admits that in TV industry, “you’ll never know.”
“There’s a small group of shows that have (reached its tenth year) and I feel very honoured to be a part of that,” Deschanel says, before giving co-star David Boreanaz a high five.
Boreanaz and Deschanel have some odd spoilers for when Bones Season 9 returns.
Speaking to TVGuide, Hanson shared his plans on Bones Season 9 finale or the season’s latter episodes. He’s thinking of putting Brennan and Booth in a pensive mood, looking back into their lives together and assessing their situation (or perhaps career plans).
“It would take place in a spooky world where all the victims they got justice for show up, perhaps as ghosts,” Hanson said.
Bones Season 9 will air a new episode in March, just after it’s given viewers the chance to catch up with the latest on Olympics games. Bones Season 10 is indeed a done deal, but many fans are prepared that it could be the final season of the show.
“Over the course of nine seasons, Bones has grown from a hit crime procedural into a beloved pillar of our lineup that resonates with fans in a way that only the best of shows can,” Fox entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly was quoted by Deadline.