Kevin Reilly on the Future of BONES: Will it Go Beyond Season 8?
July 23, 2012 by Marisa Roffman
BONES star David Boreanaz (Booth) made a few headlines recently when he tweeted that he’s a “free agent” after this season of the Fox drama is completed. (He addressed that a bit further at Comic-Con, too.) And while it’s true that his contract will be up then, Fox president Kevin Reilly is optimistic Boreanaz won’t be back on the job market.
“We’re negotiating with David and I don’t expect [him being a free agent] to be the case,” Reilly said to reporters after his Television Critics Association panel. “BONES has really been one of the mainstays of our schedule and we have picked it up for two more years. And I certainly would expect David to be a part of it.”
Wait, two years? After all, the renewal for season eight was supposedly only for that season. But it turns out it’s not quite that simple.
According to a Fox rep, “FOX struck a license deal for BONES for 2 years, but with an option on the second year.” So, if BONES does well and the network wants it to continue on, Fox can pick it up simply, versus having to negotiate with the studio all over again. Not quite a slam-dunk renewal, but certainly a step in the right direction.
Are you hoping BONES continues on past season 8?
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