FOX renews 'Bones' for season 9
In a surprise announcement, the network decided to grant an early renewal to the romantic-comedy-procedural program currently in its 8th season. This is a major change after last season when negotiations for renewal went down to the wire and no renewal was announced until late spring.
"After more than 150 episodes, BONES continues to be one of television's most dynamic and consistent dramas," said Fox Chairman of Entertainment Kevin Reilly. "We at FOX, along with millions of zealous fans, look forward to seeing where the incredible creative team takes the series next season."
Starring David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel, "Bones" has been one of FOX's strongest dramas over the past several years. The show just passed its 150th episode in December and will return with new episodes -- a double airing of "The Diamond in the Rough" (Booth and Brennan go undercover at a dance competition) and "The Archaeologist in the Cocoon" (an archaeologist with a questionable reputation dies right after making a major discovery) on Monday, Jan. 14 starting at 8pm.