If you’re not a fan of Bones, you should probably just skip this post. I love Bones, and I’m trying to get CB to start watching it. It’s such a good show! I mean, it’s not like high art or anything, but I described it to CB as “a romantic comedy with gross-out forensics”. I love the chemistry between Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz, and I’m looking forward to this season’s final two episodes, which might include SOMETHING in the boning area. Get it? “Boning.” Ha! Anyway, these are new photos of the stars of Bones at a Paley Center event, including Emily and her growing pregnancy bump in a too-loud orange dress. Even though the dress is fug, I still find her so beautiful, and she David just look RIGHT together. Bones also just recently (in the past week) got picked up for its seventh season. It’s a hit show with a major following and great numbers, so I hope everybody gets to make the show for as long as they want to make it. Meanwhile, Emily recently discussed how her pregnancy is affecting production:
Bones actress Emily Deschanel has said that the show’s producers are struggling to work around her pregnancy.
Deschanel, who plays main character Dr Temperance ‘Bones’ Brennan on the series, announced in March that she was expecting her first child with husband David Hornsby.
The actress admitted that it is still uncertain how much her pregnancy will affect the series when it returns for a seventh season this fall.
“I image you’re going to see Brennan behind a microscope a lot next season,” Deschanel joked to Entertainment Weekly. “I think there’s gonna be a lot of close-ups of Brennan.”
“I said I’d work through my hiatus, but we didn’t have a pick up until now, and they have to write before we shoot,” she explained. “It’s a whole situation.”
Deschanel added that they are unlikely to solve the issue by including it as part of her character’s storyline.
“I am not gonna say no, never say never, I guess, but I think it’s unlikely,” Deschanel revealed. “I feel like that would change things so much.”
Bones is scheduled to conclude its currently-airing sixth season on May 19.
[From Digital Spy]
Emily is not only the star, she’s also a producer on the show, so that’s why she’s really trying to make the schedule work for everyone – she really, really cares about making sure the show stays in production. Other Bones producers have a different idea though – and it involves that odd “backdoor spinoff” episode that featured Geoff Stults, Michael Clarke Duncan and Saffron Burrows:
Fox’s Bones spinoff The Finder is still very much in contention for a series order at Fox. But with shelf space at the network so tight, I hear the network and the series’ producers are exploring a way to give the project presence on Fox next season. The pregnancy of Bones star Emily Deschanel is expected to sideline her for as many as 6-7 episodes from Bones’ upcoming seventh season. Fox, producing studio 20th TV and Bones creator Hart Hanson are discussing the use of Finder-flavored episodes as a filler during Deschanel’s maternity leave. Those will be Bones episodes with The Finder star Geoff Stults and his sidekick Michael Clarke Duncan appearing in them, giving Hanson an opportunity to further develop them. The future of the third Finder lead, played by Saffron Burrows, which has drawn polarizing reaction, is unclear, but I hear that the producers felt it was hard to service more than 2 new characters on Bones. Sources stress that this is one of several scenarios in contention for Deschanel’s hiatus.
The Finder was introduced in an episode of Bones last month, which got traction with the veteran series’ fans. However, Fox already has Terra Nova and X Factor on tap for fall and Touch penciled in for midseason, so the network will probably pick up as few as 2 new series. With the Ethan Hawke starrer Exit Strategy and medical drama Weekends at Bellevue gaining momentum, it is probably smart to look at alternatives for The Finder. Keeping the show alive with a short order would make it easy for Fox to give it a full-blown series pickup if any of its other new series fails.
Even though I spent this whole post gushing about how much I love Emily, I think it would be perfectly possible to continue Bones as-is without Emily for seven episodes and everyone would be fine. They could just bring in more interns (Mr. Nigel-Murray is my favorite) or some fun guest stars and it would be all good. We’ll see what happens.
Photos courtesy of WENN.