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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 Booth calls them) 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 for whom conspiracy is his passion; 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. Dr. Lance Sweets signed on in season three as Booth and Brennan's psychologist, to resolve some of Booth and Brennan's persisting struggles. He later joined the team to provide behavioral analyses on cases. The loss of Sweets from the team, and a conspiracy surrounding Booth has Special Agent James Aubrey paired with Booth as they investigate his case and pitch in with Brennan's work.

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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    Fan Reviews (984)

    • Bones and numbers

      I love the show! It is one of my favorites. I think they should do an episode where they go to LA and team up with Don Epps from the show Numbers.
    • it seems like the definition rots my brain

      why does this show feel weird on my bones
    • Witch season and episode

      Hey everyone :)

      I'm in a little struggle I'm trying to figure out when zack died :)

      I remember he lies in the hospital and no one can recognize him (he was hit by a bus or something like that) but in the end of the episode bones I there and he (zack) take hers hand and do a special sign so bones can recognize him :) anyone who can help me?

      I only want to know witch season and episode :)moreless
    • New eps

      We finally have a date for Bones's return! The season continues (about damn time!) on Thurs, 14/04 at 8pm - so we're STILL only half-way through!

      That's according to the following page, which claims an official announcement from Fox! :-D

      tvline DOT com/2016/02/10/bones-season-11-midseason-premiere-date/
    • Kill it!

      Those two were such an interesting couple when they weren't really one. Now they're just pain in the ass.

    More Info About This Show


    Comedy, Drama


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