Fox’s popular procedural, Bones, has earned steady ratings for the network, and its Jan. 14 winter premiere is among the most anticipated of the midseason schedule. Thus, it’s not really much of a surprise that FOX has decided to renew the reliable drama for a ninth season.
“After more than 150 episodes, Bones continues to be one of television’s most dynamic and consistent dramas,” said Fox entertainment president 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.”
The two-hour winter premiere is set to be among the season’s most intense episodes. The two episodes, titled “The Diamond in the Rough/The Archeologist in the Cocoon,” will follow the Jeffersonian team as they investigate the murder of a professional ballroom dancer, killed three days before her audition on a popular TV dancing competition (So You Think You Can Dance, anyone?). In order to solve the case, Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and Booth (David Boreanaz) go undercover as dance competitors to see if they can find potential suspects. Later, the team investigates the murder of a well-known archaeologist, who made a career-defining discovery just before his death.
Bones returns January 14 at 8/7c on Fox.
Full story: EW