Bones

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Thursday 8:00 PM on FOX Premiered Sep 13, 2005 In Season

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From executive producers Barry Josephson and Hart Hanson comes the darkly amusing drama Bones, inspired by real-life forensic anthropologist and novelist Kathy Reichs. Forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan, who works at the Jeffersonian Institution and writes novels as a sideline, has an uncanny ability to read clues left behind in a victim's bones. Consequently, law enforcement calls her in to assist with murder investigations when the remains are so badly decomposed, burned, or destroyed that the standard identification methods are useless.

Brennan has been teamed with Special Agent Seeley Booth, a former Army sniper who mistrusts science and scientists when it comes to solving crimes. Brennan and Booth clash both professionally and personally, but the chemistry between them has grown since they first met and has made them a strong and trusting team. Brennan's equally brilliant colleagues (or "squints" as they're often called) at the Jeffersonian's Medico-Legal Lab include earthy and bawdy Angela Montenegro, who's created a unique way to render an original crime scene in a three-dimensional computer image; Dr. Jack Hodgins, who's an expert on insects, spores and minerals, but conspiracy is his hobby; and Brennan's boss Dr. Camille "Cam" Saroyan, who replaced Dr. Daniel Goodman after the first season. Zack Addy, a young prodigy whose genius IQ sometimes distances him from reality, was Brennan's former assistant, but at the end of season three he left the Jeffersonian. To aid Booth and Brennan in their persisting struggles, psychologist Dr. Lance Sweets signed on in season three as their therapist, and more recently has been hired to work in the lab to provide his behavioral analyses on cases.

Broadcast History (All times E/P):
Season 10 – Thursday 8:00 pm
Season 9, Episodes 16-24 – Monday 8:00 pm
Season 9, Episodes 9-15 – Friday 8:00 pm
Season 9, Episodes 1-8 – Monday 8:00 pm (One episode from season eight included in the season)
Season 8 – Monday 8:00 pm (Four episodes from season seven written to be stand-alones included in the season)
Season 7, Episodes 7-13 – Monday 8:00 pm (Emily Deschanel's pregnancy meant a short season)
Season 7, Episode 6 – Thursday 8:00 pm
Season 7, Episodes 1-5 – Thursday 9:00 pm
Season 6, Episodes 10-23 – Thursday 9:00 pm
Season 6, Episodes 1-9 – Thursday 8:00 pm
Season 5 – Thursday 8:00 pm
Season 4, Episodes 12-26 – Thursday 8:00 pm
Season 4, Episodes 1-11 – Wednesday 8:00 pm (Six episodes written for season three included in the count)
Season 3, Episodes 11-16 – Monday 8:00 pm (2007-2008 WGA writers' strike meant short season)
Season 3, Episodes 1-9 – Tuesday 8:00 pm
Season 2 – Wednesday 8:00 pm
Season 1, Episodes 15-22 – Wednesday 8:00 pm
Season 1, Episodes 10-14 – Wednesday 9:00 pm
Season 1, Episodes 1-9 – Tuesday 8:00 pm

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David Boreanaz

David Boreanaz

Special Agent Seeley Booth

Emily Deschanel

Emily Deschanel

Dr. Temperance Brennan

Michaela Conlin

Michaela Conlin

Angela Montenegro

Tamara Taylor

Tamara Taylor

Dr. Camille Saroyan

T.J. Thyne

T.J. Thyne

Dr. Jack Hodgins

John Francis Daley

John Francis Daley

Dr. Lance Sweets

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  • Love bones or leave it alone

    8.0
    This is a medical show,cleverly woven with legal and personal plots . It's not about or middle of the road. Right wing John Burchers (spelling?) need not watch.
  • what were they thinking

    1.0
    What a waste of money and talent, what a load of rubbish.

    A mega fan but now EXTREMELY disappointed.

    Was this the end ??????????????????
  • No more for me thanks

    1.0
    Yeah well i haven't actually watch in ages, About the time the characters stated whining so much.

    Wether it was the left wing stuff or just two characters having a fight, it tanked a while ago. Bones just never felt the same she began to get cold and inhuman. The show has never been like the books but now the character of bones is such a betrayal of that, i can't even watch.



    Also when anyone brings social issues into a tv show. you know it's going to go down hill fast. I mean imagine a show that just kept preaching about how much they hate immigrants that would be equally as annoying. it's a real shame what this show has become.



    And yes sweets died very sad but no one complained this much when vincent died (accept me) and he was amazing.moreless
  • Left wing political agenda

    1.0
    I thought the show was good until it started spewing left wing socialist political propaganda.
  • pull the plug

    2.0
    this show stopped being good years ago, it has been on life support for a while. just pull the plug and get it over with. but alas, Fox is desperate so this show will be renewed for at least one more agonizing season of slow painful death.
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    Categories

    Comedy, Drama

    Themes

    facing danger, Murder & Mayhem, failed crime, gritty crime scenarios, coping with death