This is it for the squinterns.
Fox has renewed Bones for 12th and final season, E! News has confirmed. The final season of the procedural will be 12 episodes long, bringing the series tally to a staggering 246, making it one of the longest-running shows in Fox's history. The truncated final season will allow the producers to craft a "meaningful and satisfying conclusion," Fox co-chairmen Dana Walden and Gary Newman said in a statement.
"We couldn't be more thrilled to have another season, so we can give the show, characters and fans the end they so richly deserve," executive producers and showrunners Jonathan Collier and Michael Peterson said in a joint statement. "Also knowing there is a Season 12, we can now write the most rewarding Season 11 finale possible—one we hope will leave our fans excited for what's to come in this final season of Bones."
TV Line first reported the news.
As news broke about the show's end, star Emily Deschanel shared her thoughts via a series of tweets. "As sad as it is to know something you have loved doing for 11 years will be ending, I am so glad we will have the opportunity to end it well," she tweeted. "Thank you for the most loyal, dedicated and kind fans in the world! We couldn't have done any of this without you! We are so lucky to have had the talented writers, producers, directors, fellow actors, crew members we have had on @ thank you all."
When E! News spoke to David Boreanaz in October of last year, he hinted that this may be the end may be near for he and Deschanel. "For me, personally, I think it's time. I think that 11 seasons is great," he explained. "I mean, one season is great! I don't really count it as seasons but what we've given to the show and what we can do, for me it's great to see the show come to an end and do it the way we want to do it."
Thankfully, Fox was able to bring him around for one more!
Are you disappointed that Bones is coming to an end? Or is this the right time to wrap things up?
Season 11 of Bones returns on Thursday, April 14 at 8 p.m. on FOX.