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Will BONES Have More Than 13 Episodes In Season 7?

September 16, 2011 by  

Remember how Give Me My Remote told you just a few days ago that the previously ordered 13-episode seventh season of BONES (which itself was a decrease from the original full-season order) might now be getting a few extra hours?

According to TVLine, Fox has requested the drama produce an additional four episodes that will be aired, well, some point in the future. The network had no comment on the rumored extra episodes.

When BONES creator Hart Hanson told me earlier this week that the series could be making up to 18 episodes this season, my first question was how that would work with scheduling…and he admitted he wasn’t entirely sure about that, either. (BONES starts its new season on November 3rd and will run six straight episodes. THE FINDER, Hanson’s new show and a quasi-BONES spinoff, will take its spot starting in January for 13 weeks and then BONES is scheduled to return for 7 additional episodes.)

“Oh, no one knows [where they would air],” he said. “No one knows. One of the possibilities — and this will all be up for conversation again — is we will have episode 13 [of BONES] be a season-ender and then we’ll shoot 3, 2, 0, 4, extra episodes that will be completely standalone. They could go anywhere. In other words, they could go in to [a potential] season 8, or they could go back and be blocked in anywhere without any arc stories that would define that we had to shoot them in a certain way. That’s a tall order, though. So we’re having all these [discussions].”

As for how far they are in the process of crafting those hours, Hanson said they’ve already been brainstorming potential bonus episode ideas. “I think we have two really solid ideas for the standalones and we’re working on two more,” he shared. “We’ve discarded probably about six [potential stories].”

So while many things are still up in the air, do you hope BONES gets a few additional episodes this year?

Related:

BONES: Hart Hanson and Carla Kettner Tease What You Need to Know About Season 7 (Part 2)
BONES: Hart Hanson and Carla Kettner Tease What You Need to Know About Season 7 (Part 1)
BONES: Hart Hanson Talks Season 6, The Original Fallout for ‘The Hole in the Heart,’ Comic-Con, THE FINDER and More

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13 Responses to “Will BONES Have More Than 13 Episodes In Season 7?”

  1. Piper on September 16th, 2011 2:48 pm

    I really hope this happens!! I will take all the Bones I can get! 🙂

  2. Teresa on September 16th, 2011 3:15 pm

    That’s a rhetorical question, isn’t it?
    Sure I want! And it’s awesome that the Network shows to believe in the show and wants to have more episodes, this is a good sign for a potential 8th season.

  3. Marie on September 16th, 2011 7:44 pm

    I hop Bones do this. It will be like what the x files did when the first movie came out!!

  4. Dandana on September 16th, 2011 7:46 pm

    I LOVE IT!!!

    Im so happy that FOX bellieves in BONES and wants them to have more episodes. I think if theyre willing to give them 4 more then why not give them a who nother season? I really hope that happens and cant wait till November 3rd!!!

  5. Jillian on September 16th, 2011 8:47 pm

    Does standalone mean that the episodes just won’t be connected to any of the stories in like season 7…but there could still be an individual story arc in the 4 episodes? I really hope they do an awesome serial serial killer arc with the 4 episodes.

  6. Alison on September 17th, 2011 7:23 am

    Yes i hope this happens!

  7. Hanna on September 17th, 2011 9:08 am

    I hope we´ll get more episodes! 13 episodes is so few! I would like that they just made the season longer, but I know that´s maybe hard. But even if we´ll get those 4 extra as a “mini-season” I would be very happy to get some more episodes! 🙂

  8. mommahurley on September 17th, 2011 12:45 pm

    Yes!! This is good news. I would love to see the 4 episodes as a mini season with a story arc all it’s own. Since it might air after the baby is born or before the baby is born, wouldn’t it be fun if this arc looked back at all the time that happened beginning with Vincent’s death and after the season finale, until present… kind of in the spirit of Parts In The Sum Of The Whole, yet didn’t give too much away..and had a whole plot, victim, case story of it’s own, just brought up issues that weren’t shown during the summer hiatus! ?

    Of couse I trust HH and Co to come up with their own story, and ultimately I like to be surprised… but hey…a girl can dream right? lol.

  9. Mary @ Mama Loves Her Shows on September 17th, 2011 10:16 pm

    More Bones is awesome…but (and it looks like I’m alone in this!) I am not excited about standalone episodes. If the extra episodes aren’t connected to the rest of the season, then what’s the point? I don’t watch Bones for gory murder cases; I watch for the characters and their stories!

  10. Angie on September 18th, 2011 9:52 am

    I am actually excited about more episodes. For me, 13 is not enough. I understand though. Emily needs to stay healthy during her pregnancy and spend some time with her new baby to bond. I think Hart will do us fans proud. Truth be told, I would love a seaon 8 as well, but we willhave to see if the ratings can stay up their in the positive. As fans, we need to do our part by supporting the show and contacting Hart to let him know we want our Bones renewed for a season 8. Hart if your reading this, keep this wonderful show on for more seasons. I still think their is more of a story to tell about these wonderful characters, especially Bones and Booth. A devoted Bones fan from Kansas.

  11. Angie on September 18th, 2011 9:54 am

    Sorry about the typos. I just woke up.
    There not their and will change.
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  12. Vanessa on January 7th, 2012 5:55 pm

    I would be fine with just the 13, but I just hope that there is a 8th season!

  13. Elizabeth on May 26th, 2012 3:11 pm

    I really hope to have more episodes. They just cant end it with her driveing away, I have to know if they solve it. I love bones a lot and cant wait to find out what happens. I would deffinatly keep watching especially sense both and bones are together. Last they should most deffinitly make and 8th season. This series is just to good to end like that or to end at all. I would love it a lot if it went on forever.