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BONES THE 12TH and FINAL SEASON with David Boreanaz & Emily Deschanel

Maj Canton - January 16, 2017



"The New Tricks in the Old Dogs"


The final chapter of BONES, the long-running series beloved by millions of fans around the world, will premiere on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT on FOX. The 12-episode run will celebrate the inventive series and bring the storylines of Brennan, Booth and the Jeffersonian-FBI team to a close, allowing the show's loyal fans to say goodbye to these indelible characters. Along with suspense and heartbreak, there will also be plenty of laughs and fun surprises. There will be weddings, break-ups and unexpected romances, and the return of many favorite characters from past seasons, including Dr. Beth Mayer (guest star Betty White) and Brennan’s one who got away, Special Agent Tim Sullivan (guest star Eddie McClintock). Fans also will experience a wedding, follow an epic serial killer storyline, go undercover in a lumberjack competition and see Booth and Brennan's marriage get put to the test. As always, new guest stars will be introduced, as well as a final round of gory murders, from which brand-new investigations will arise. All of this leads up to a two-part finale with a truly explosive conclusion, as befits FOX’s longest-running primetime drama. Starring: Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Tamara Taylor, TJ Thyne, John Boyd and Michaela Conlin





"From the very first season, BONES was called 'The Little Engine That Could.' So we could not be prouder of ending up as FOX's longest-running scripted drama," said creator and executive producer Hart Hanson. "And we got there because of an insanely loyal, loud, lovely, lively audience."


"We've loved working on BONES and are so excited to bring our fans this final season," said executive producers and showrunners Jonathan Collier and Michael Peterson. "After 12 years on the air, it's an honor to be able to write the exciting and meaningful ending, which the show deserves."



"Working with Hart Hanson, the BONES writing staff, Kathy Reichs, our cast and crew and especially Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz has been the most rewarding experience over the past 12 seasons," added executive producer Barry Josephson. "I know all will have continued great success!"


"A show this beloved by fans worldwide deserves a proper send-off, and that is just what we intend to do," said David Madden, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. "These final 12 episodes will wrap up storylines and bid farewell to characters who have become part of the fabric of popular culture. Once again, we'd like to thank David, Emily and the entire BONES cast, as well as Hart, Stephen Nathan, Barry Josephson, and this season's showrunners, Michael Peterson and Jonathan Collier. In the pantheon of FOX series, BONES has carved out a unique place for 12 incredible seasons, and we couldn't be more grateful for its continued success over the course of this past decade."



Throughout the series, Brennan has devoted herself to her career, to Booth, with whom she has two children, and to her team at the Jeffersonian. They include best friend Angela Montenegro, an artist who specializes in reconstructing facial features and crime scenes; Angela's husband, Dr. Jack Hodgins, a conspiracy theorist and expert on insects, spores and minerals, who is affectionately known as "the slime and bug guy"; Dr. Camille "Cam" Saroyan, the street-smart and centered coroner; and Booth's most recent colleague at the FBI, Special Agent James Aubrey, a young, intrepid agent with a voracious appetite for solving crime, junk food and career advancement.


Season 12 Episode Guide

  David Boreanaz in the season premiere episode, "The Final Chapter: The Hope in the Horror."

“The Hope in the Horror”

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Directed by Emily Deschanel
The premiere picks up where last season’s cliffhanger left off – Brennan kidnapped by her former assistant, Zack Addy (guest star Eric Milligan), as Booth and the rest of the lab desperately search for her.


Guest Cast: Eric Millegan as Zack Addy, Michael Grant Terry as Wendell Bray, Sara Rue as Karen Delfs, Ravi Kapoor as Dr. Mihir Roshan and Tim Guinee as Dr. Brandon Faulk.

  David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel in "The Final Chapter: The Brain in the Bot."

“The Brain in the Bot”

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 (at a special time 9:25pm ET/9pm PT)
After discovering the body of a man involved with creating artificial intelligence bots, the team must figure out whether the victim’s own artificial intelligent bot was programmed to kill him. In the meantime, Bones plans a special surprise for everyone for her 40th birthday.


Guest Cast: Ryan O'Neal as Max Keenan; Carla Gallo as Daisy Wick; Doug Budin as Donald; Melanie Paxson as Patty; Paul Bartholomew as Ian Goldberg; Aasha Davis as Kate Dalton; Max Adler as Randy Stringer; Jed Rees as Alan; Justin Welborn as Matthew Coburn; Dana Woods as AMI; Patrick Gallagher as Dave Esposito; Sunnie Pelant as Christine Booth and Ajani Wrighster as Riley.

  Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz in"The Final Chapter: The New Tricks in the Old Dogs."

“The New Tricks in the Old Dogs”

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
When the body of an old man is found in an acid dump site, Booth, Brennan and the squints find themselves deep in retirement home drama. As they explore the case, talk of marriage and kids begins to dominate the conversation back at the lab.


Guest Cast: Pej Vahdat as Dr. Arastoo Vaziri; Jack Plotnick as Francis Byers; Megan Suri as Claire; Cade Canon Ball as Kyle; Cyrus Arnold as Evan; Kurt Scholler as Bertram Schillinger; Maxine Weldon as Agnes; June Squibb as Barbara Baker; Edward Asner as Rufus Tucker; Isaac C. Singleton Jr. as Sam Felton; Hal Holbrook as Red Hudmore.


“The Price for the Past”

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
The team investigates the murder of someone from Booth and Brennan's past. Meanwhile, Aubrey faces a moral dilemma of his own when he discovers his dad is back in the picture.


Guest Cast: Patricia Belcher as ADA Caroline Julian; Laura Spencer as Jessica Warren; Blake Berris as Jake Tompkins; Elizabeth Tobias as Tracy Trout; Carter Hastings as Declan Trout; John Bishop as Tom Ellis; Jay Glazer as Dave Hines; Michael James Lazar as Mike Reiss; La Monde Byrd as Ted McKinney; Guy Boyd as Philip Aubrey; Julie Stewart-Binks as Meredith Brandt.


“The Tutor in the Tussle”

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
When a tutor of privileged students turns up dead, the team sorts through all the possible perpetrators, from disgruntled parents to the tutor's roommate with a criminal record. Meanwhile, Bones is frustrated with the voice of her audio book and tries to prove that she can record it herself.


Guest Cast: Joel David Moore as Dr. Colin Fisher; Sara Rue as Karen Delfs; Guy Boyd as Philip Aubrey; Rafi Gavron as Benny Pence; Marsha Thomason as Amy Bryan; Haley Tju as Meredith Hurley; Kalon Atkins as Andrew; Julie Claire as Psycho Sue Casey; Justin Castor as Jacob Casey; Jaleel White as Officer Adams; Mike Erwin as Matt Bogdan; Fred Cross as Gavin Mills, Alexie Gilmore as Cornelia Mills