Kevin Reilly on the Future of BONES: Will it Go Beyond Season 8?

July 23, 2012 by  

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?

Related:

BONES: David Boreanaz on Potentially Directing Again, Booth Being a Man of Action and More
BONES Comic-Con 2012 Season 7 and 8 Sizzle Reel
BONES at Comic-Con 2012 Live-Blog
BONES’ Tamara Taylor Talks Finale Fallout: Cam is the One Thing in the Way of Pelant Getting Brennan

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5 Responses to “Kevin Reilly on the Future of BONES: Will it Go Beyond Season 8?”

  1. Alisa on July 23rd, 2012 9:44 pm

    If I had my way, Bones would go on forever!!! Best show ever!!!

  2. SueK on July 24th, 2012 11:59 am

    SNAPPS,
    Keep the hyping to yourself. Good news that Fox is negotiating with DB. Any news regarding Emily? I believe her contract is also up this year.

  3. Ali on July 24th, 2012 12:26 pm

    Great good news!

  4. Sina on July 24th, 2012 4:20 pm

    Bones is the Best Show ever!Demily are the hottest Couple and i love the Both so much!Emily&David are the Couple of Bones!!!

  5. Leo on July 25th, 2012 1:20 am

    I agree with Alisa!!

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