"Bones" was just renewed and canceled at the same time, with Fox announcing one last season, with a shortened run of 12 episodes.

The procedural drama, starring Emily Deschanel as Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan and David Boreanaz as Special Agent Seeley Booth, premiered in September 2005, and TVLine noted that the final tally will be an impressive 246 episodes.

Showrunners Jonathan Collier and Michael Peterson reacted to the announcement in a joint statement: "We couldn't be more thrilled to have another season, so we can give the show, characters and fans the end they so richly deserve. Also knowing there is a Season 12, we can now write the most rewarding Season 11 finale possible — one we hope will leave our fans excited for what's to come in this final season of Bones."

Meanwhile the two main stars took to Twitter to thank the show and the fans, who most recently stuck by them through a series of lawsuits over profits:


Are you glad to hear "Bones" is returning for a half-season? Season 11 is only up to Episode 11 (which airs April 14) out of 22 episodes, so it's not like the show is going away anytime soon, they just have time now to plan how they want to say goodbye.

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Bones
FOXTV14September 13, 2005
Based on 29 critics

Dr. Temperance Brennan uses impressive forensics skills to solve murders. Read More

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