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BONES Bosses on Embracing the Past, the ‘Energizing’ Season 11, and the Game-Changing Midseason Finale

September 30, 2015 by  
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BONES is starting its impressive 11th season with new bosses in charge — but, thankfully, Jonathan Collier and Michael Peterson (the aforementioned showrunners) have been with the show for a bit, and have a vested interest in doing right by it.

“We love the show,” Peterson gushed over the summer. “We’ve been handed the most precious baby in the world, and we want to see her run for a long, long time. We love her. We’re going to do whatever is best for her. We’re not going to do it if it’s not true to the characters, the story. I’d like to see her live as long as THE SIMPSONS lives.”

“We were handed something that was great, so we’re deeply respectful of what [BONES creator] Hart [Hanson] and [longtime BONES showrunner] Stephen [Nathan] have done before us,” Collier pointed out. “The DNA of the show is so good, they managed it so well. The first rule of thumb is do no harm. The second rule is keep it fresh, which was Hart’s advice to us. Everything we’re doing is with Hart and Stephen’s blessing; we love them, we still lean on them for advice.”

The duo also received another important piece of feedback when it was announced they would be taking over showrunning duties.

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BONES’ Jonathan Collier on the Show’s Next Serial Killer: ‘This One You Don’t See Coming’

December 16, 2014 by  
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BONES has taken on many serial killers during the show’s run, but since the show unraveled the FBI conspiracy earlier this season (following Sweets’ death), there hasn’t been one longer-running baddie the team has had to focus on trying to stop.

But that’s going to change soon.

When the show returns in 2015 there will be a lot of things in store, as executive producer Jonathan Collier teased in the video below, and one of the big things is a new serial killer fans won’t see coming.

Check out the video below for more from Collier!

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The BONES Cast and Producers Tease Episode 200

December 9, 2014 by  
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BONES is telling a different kind of story for its 200th episode — sure, a body is discovered, but the episode is set in Hollywood in the 1950s, and Brennan is a cop, while Booth is a jewel thief.

And since the hour is bringing back a lot of familiar faces, I asked BONES executive producers Stephen Nathan and Jonathan Collier, as well as stars David Boreanaz (Booth), Emily Deschanel (Brennan), Michaela Conlin (Angela), TJ Thyne (Hodgins), Tamara Taylor (Cam), John Boyd (Aubrey), Carla Gallo (Daisy), Eugene Byrd (Clark), Michael Grant Terry (Wendell), Pej Vahdat (Arastoo), Laura Spencer (Jessica), and Ignacio Serricchio (Fuentes) for their best teases about the hour…

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BONES’ Stephen Nathan and Jonathan Collier Tease Episode 200: It’s Like an Amusement Park Ride

September 9, 2014 by  
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BONES’ 200th episode is practically around the corner — the tenth season premiere marks hour 191 for the Fox drama — and while BONES executive producers Stephen Nathan and Jonathan Collier would only tease that it would be a “totally unique episode” the last time we talked, the duo were willing to give up a few more details at the Fox Eco-Casino party on Monday night.

“The 200th…will be a little bit like an amusement park ride,” Nathan teased. “It’s not going to be anything people have seen before; it’s not a science-fiction-y, alternate-universe thing. It’s more of a story. We’re using Booth and Brennan to tell another version of their story.”

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BONES’ Stephen Nathan and Jonathan Collier Tease Season 10: Episode 200, the Conspiracy, ‘Big’ Lifestyle Changes, and More

July 22, 2014 by  
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When BONES’ ninth season concluded in May, executive producer Stephen Nathan pointed out, “We’ve never quite been in a situation that has affected these characters this much by external forces.” And when the show returns in September, Booth will be in jail, and Brennan and the rest of the Jeffersonian gang will be struggling to right the wrong of his arrest.

Now that production has officially started on BONES’ tenth season, I sat down with Nathan and executive producer Jonathan Collier to find out what they could tease about what’s to come…

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BONES: Stephen Nathan and Jonathan Collier on the Return of Pelant, Booth and Brennan as a Couple Post-Wedding, and More

October 7, 2013 by  
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BONES is starting a stretch of very big episodes in the coming weeks (there’s also this little wedding that is coming up…?), so how about a few teases about what’s to come?

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BONES: Stephen Nathan, Jonathan Collier, and Michaela Conlin Tease Booth and Brennan’s Wedding

September 10, 2013 by  
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Originally, the plan was to keep the “when” of BONES’ Booth/Brennan wedding on the down low, but things change: the producers are now freely admitting the long-awaited marriage will go down in October. Yes, we’re just weeks away from seeing Booth and Brennan become man and wife!

But just because the duo are going to be hitched ASAP, that doesn’t mean things are going to be absolutely smooth on the road to get them there.

“It’s a BONES wedding,” BONES executive producer Stephen Nathan teased. “We wanted to give the people who have been so loyal to us for so many years the wedding that they would want. And as much as we wanted to do that, it’s never that simple on BONES. So while our intention was pure, the outcome is far different than we imagined. But hopefully, no less magical.”

Which means the show is doing all they can behind the scenes to make sure things live up to expectations.

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