Will Emily Deschanel's Baby-Making Derail Bones?

... Bones star Emily Deschanel is creating a human being inside her womb, and that could spell complications for the next season of Bones (the show has yet to be officially renewed, but things are looking good for the drama). Deschanel is due late this summer, which would conflict with production of a seventh season. How will the show work around her? It might just mean they'll have to go on without her for a few episodes, create fewer episodes overall, or delay production. Show creator Hart Hanson used the word "curtailed" with respects to next season. [TV Line]

... We talked about this earlier, but now it's official: A.J. Cook is returning to Criminal Minds. YES! PARTY AT MY HOUSE! (By the way, only A.J. Cook is invited. I don't have enough Zima to go around.) [Deadline Hollywood]

... Actor Alan Cumming (you know, the guy who totally ruined Nightcrawler for me in the X-Men movies) has extended his contract with CBS' The Good Wife. The deal is for three more years, meaning he'll play campaign strategist Eli Gold (or his evil twin brother!) through 2015 if the show lasts that long. [TV Line]

... Listen, I hate The X Factor as much as you do, but I have to write about it because it's my job. Simon Cowell is definitely leaving the British version of the show to concentrate on the American version, which premieres this fall. In other news, Ozzie Osbourne is being considered for a judging gig on the UK version; he'd replace Cheryl Cole who's following Cowell to the American version. [Telegraph & Daily Mail]

... TV Land is moving forward with a new Hot in Cleveland spin-off starring Cedric the Entertainer. Cedric will play a minister in a few episodes of Hot in Cleveland, and if all goes well, he'll get his own show on the network. What a coincidence that Cedric's last name is "the Entertainer" and he went on to become an entertainer! [Deadline Hollywood]

... HBO has given the greenlight to Veep, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus as a senator who is unexpectedly thrust into the role of Vice President. The comedy is expected to debut in early 2012. [Baltimore Sun]

... Logo, the gay-centric cable network, has renewed RuPaul's Drag Race! Also renewed: The A-List: New York. Newly announced: The A-List: Dallas (Dallas? Really?) and Sex Rx, a sex addiction treatment show. [Deadline Hollywood]


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I'm sure they'll manage to work around the bump - so many shows have done that already and these are clever people. By the way: Alan Cumming ruined Nightcrawler? How? I think he's nothing short of a-ma-zing! Probably the best character they've had in that series, which says a lot (because I love the movies and the characters as well as the magazines) and I was seriously sad when he didn't come back...! Well. Different opinions make this world go round. Right!? ;)
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Oh, and about Emily's pregnancy and "Bones", they should just write it into the story and have Bones and Booth get together already. I mean, come on...Ross and Rachel were together by the second freakin' season! How long has this show been on for? Six seasons? Pretty soon it's gonna be too late; by the time Bones and Booth finally get together, nobody's gonna give a damn anymore...though I'm sure there's quite a few people here who already feel that way [though I'm not one of them; I'm still rooting for them]. :-)
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"Good news about AJ I just hope they keep Paget out - I didn't want her to leave in the first place but it would make no sense to bring her back now."



I agree 100%. If Paget left the way that A.J. did [or something similar], I'd say it was definitely possible, but, with the way they wrote out her character, that would completely ruin the emotional impact any of the characters felt from her exit. Great idea to bring back A.J., but I really hope Paget stays gone.
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All I can say is they better not replace it (temporarily) with that awful attempted spin-off they had on last night's show. I could barely watch it. They're trying too hard to make the "Finder" like "Burn Notice". Please do not ruin "Bones"!By the way, Deschanel showed a little bump in last night's episode - surprised they didn't have her in

trench coats most of the time.
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It'll be interesting to see how the write Emily Deschanel's pregnancy into Bones.
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Thank god Drag Race got renewed. Now Joel McHale will have clips of over the top innuendos to burn.
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I hope they don't write her pregnancy in and that hopefully it doesn't affect the production of the show to much.
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What about writing the pregnancy into the show? Booth + Bones = Baby:)
Would be fun I think, but not likely at all! The shows writers would never do it.
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Interested to see Veep
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I'm glad that A.J. is coming back! Let's hope that there won't be any other "creative" decisions - they've made enough mistakes. (Just get rid of "agent" Seaver...)
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I could see Bones being held off until mid-season. Meanwhile, they'll have the Bones spin-off to fill the slot. Besides, it would likely mean we would get 8 or 9 new episodes in the spring instead of new episodes in the fall then a bunch of repeats. Or in other words, we would have to wait a few more months for new episodes.
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Why don't they just let Bones return midseason with 22 new episodes like FOX use to do with 24. Or better yet, get Booth and Bones together already and let them have little BABY BONES aka the most genetically blessed child in the world... BE CREATIVE PEOPLE!
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nothing newsworthy
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If by "ruined Nightcrawler", you mean had the best scene of any X-Men movie with his opening teleport blitzkrieg of the White House, then yes, I agree, Alan Cummings "ruined" Nightcrawler.
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Finally A.J Cook is coming back! The show has been kind of dark every episode after sheleft.
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Glad to see CBS bring back A.J. Cook, but i would like to see them admit that they screwed up. Now they need to do the fans right and bring back Paget Brewster. Too bad Rachel Nichols ( Seaver ) is no doubt gonna be the odd one out.
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YAY!!!! AJ Cook back on Criminal Minds is great news!!!!!! :D
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Hmmm... Bones without Bones? Well, I don't know, it could work... I mean it didn't work with Moonlighting back in the 80's, but this one might.



And it's good to know that J.J. will be back to Criminal Minds.
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Ps. I'm sorry, I don't care about Bones :p I'm more exciting seeing AJ Cook back on Criminal Minds.
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AJ Cook!!!
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There are so many ways to work around Emily's pregnancy. It would be hilarious if they did an obvious parody of how shows usually hide pregnant women behind all kinds of things. They could hide Emily behind desks, fridge doors, bed covers and so on. The could also use a body double and just work some CGI magic and superimpose her face on a smoking hot body (like Stacy Keibler or Tricia Helfer). Or they could also have Zooey Deschanel be a stand-in solving crime by accident while quoting Benjamin Franklin. A little bit like a female Sherlock Holmes, but an absent-minded, completely useless version of him.
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It would not be so bad to have one or two Bones episodes centered around the other characters especially the squints.
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Hopefully Brennan's baby won't interfere with the production of the show. Can't have Bones without.. well.. Bones!
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awful title don't you think? It's a baby man !
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i loved alan cumming as nightcrawler..is anyone else getting tired of these people on tv.com ripping on every show and actor out there?
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Amazing news about A.J. cooks return this is excellent news
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Nothing I care about.
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Congratulations, Miss Deschanel, on the bun in the oven. ... I'm glad to hear that AJ Cook is coming back to Criminal Minds.
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So I hope they don't have Bones pregnant too because Angela's pregnant this year.



VVV Yes So happy about AJ, but (VConn is right) it wouldn't be right for Paget to come back now too. I would not complain if she were to, though.
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Good news about AJ I just hope they keep Paget out - I didn't want her to leave in the first place but it would make no sense to bring her back now.
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