In an article titled "Lady Detectives: Can they handcuff the Emmys?" the LA Times examines female roles in procedural dramas. You can jump straight to what they say about Emily Deschanel here, but page 1 is worth a read too.
Lets hope both Emily and David Boreanaz (and the rest of the cast and show!) get some love come Emmy time. They deserve it!
Here's a copy of her page. I don't understand why they only give the TNT air information though. Hello? Fox show?
Back story: Dr. Temperance Brennan is a forensic anthropologist at the Jeffersonian Institute in Washington, D.C. The FBI's Homicide Investigations Unit calls her in to look for clues in a victim's bones when the body is in such rough shape that the agency can't identify it without help.
Time in the trenches: Three seasons
Closet skeleton: A skeleton, of course. The show isn't called "Shoes."
Glam factor: Favors such eye-catching accessories as chunky jewelry and cleavage
Personal life: Sexual tension with hunky Special Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz).
Why perps should be afraid of her: "I don't think people realize there's a field called forensic anthropology, so perps think they can get away with crimes they can't," Deschanel says. "They don't realize that a skeleton can give us clues about how a person lived and how they were killed."