Is Fox ready to say goodbye to two of its shows?
While the network announced the renewals of Scream Queens and Empire at the 2016 Winter TCA Press Tour on Friday, bosses Dana Walden and Gary Newman said they were not ready to make any announcements about two of its other popular shows: Bones and Sleepy Hollow.
"We're really happy with Sleepy this season. The creative is in good shape," Walden said of Sleepy Hollow, which is currently in its third season. "It's a very difficult show to keep reinventing where that story engine is. It's not a show we're prepared to pick up today, but we're liking what we're seeing."
As for a potential 11th season for Bones?
Walden admitted the network is "really not sure about Bones" at this point, adding they will sit down with producers soon to discuss "whether this is going to be the end of its run or whether there's potentially another season in the show." (Bones is the network's longest running live-action series ever, by the way.)
But the show's rabid fanbase can take comfort in knowing that if it is the last season, Walden wants to give the creative team "plenty of time to write a meaningful ending to the show." She said, "Viewers deserve a very satisfying ending, so we're trying to be very sensitive about that."
Of course, there is the matter of the ongoing lawsuit between Bones' producers and stars David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel, and studio Twentieth Century Fox and Fox Broadcasting company. While the suit has "not been resolved yet," Walden assures that it has "no impact really" on the decision regarding the show's future.