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:
As sad as it is to know something you have loved doing for 11 years will be ending, I am so glad we will have the opportunity to end it well— Emily Deschanel (@emilydeschanel) February 25, 2016
Thank you for the most loyal, dedicated and kind fans in the world! We couldn't have done any of this without you!— Emily Deschanel (@emilydeschanel) February 25, 2016
We are so lucky to have had the talented writers, producers, directors, fellow actors, crew members we have had on @BONESonFOX thank you all— Emily Deschanel (@emilydeschanel) February 25, 2016
Thank you Fans. Above and Beyond. https://t.co/enzOSPSgZD— David Boreanaz (@David_Boreanaz) February 25, 2016
At the end of a great day with @BONESonFOX the stories reflect to characters and are infused by the journey had by ALL involved. #12— David Boreanaz (@David_Boreanaz) February 26, 2016
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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