Deadline reports that FOX is exploring ways to keep “Bones” going during Deschanel’s maternity leave, and one of the suggestions is plugging in “Finder” storylines for as many as 6 to 7 episodes.
The proposal would boost the potential series’ prospects of a full series order to the network’s nearly-full schedule down the line and alleviate pressure to keep “Bones” on the air without its lead actress.
“The Finder,” a backdoor pilot introduced during an April episode of “Bones,” stars Geoff Stults as a neurotic Walter Sherman who has an uncanny ability to find anything. Deadline reports that Stults and sidekick Michael Clarke Duncan are both in contention for the pseudo pick-up, though there’s no mention of other pilot co-star Saffron Burrows.
We here at Zap2it really liked “The Finder.” And “Bones” fans seemed largely in favor of it, with two-thirds of polled readers saying they’d to see the series make it to TV — but does this news change your opinion?