Saturday, January 31, 2009

Bones is Unique, in a sea of procedurals (Article)

Thanks to Shep for pointing this one out!

Eye Weekly had done a piece on procedurals. It talks about everything but Bones...until then end.

But there’s one smart-people procedural that offers more than simplistic storylines. Bones, about forensic anthropologist Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and beefy FBI agent Booth (David Boreanaz), has evolved over four seasons into a delight because the crimes take a back seat to the characters. Knowing murder cases can be repetitive — though last week’s dead conjoined circus twins was indeed an odd duck — Bones focuses its energies on the chemistry between its immensely likeable leads and strong supporting cast (including Freaks and Geeks’ John Francis Daley), hiring fun guest stars (Stephen Fry, Andy Richter) and, egads, even occasionally showing a life outside the office.
We already knew Bones was the best, but it's nice to see comparative articles agree!

Friday, January 30, 2009

Vote for David Boreanaz (over and over)

New poll is out - TVGuide has 16 questions in their "TVGuide Sexy Poll" - and one involves David Boreanaz/Seeley Booth! Go to the vote page, and make sure Seeley Booth wins the "Sexiest FBI Agent" contest hands down. You can vote as many times as you want and Booth is WAY behind. Go show your support for Booth, DB, and Bones!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Extreme Spoiler Chat: Mayhem on the Cross

New sides are out! Here is place to concentrate all the heavy spoiler talk (ie the major stuff from the sides, that most fans do NOT read) for Mayhem on the Cross. Feel free to post links in the comments, but I will keep the post free of them.

The point of this post is to keep the really heavy spoilers away from those who don't want to read them, not increase the spoiler focus here. Have fun!

Great Article on Emily and Zooey has a fantastic article about Emily Deschanel and her sister Zooey. It's definitely worth a full read - great insights about the sisters, and always a few Bones tidbits in the mix.

"Somebody said one time that Zooey's all girl and I'm all woman," recalled Emily Deschanel, who stars as the title character in the TV series Bones. "It was several years ago and I was pretty young at the time, and I was like, 'What do you mean all woman?'"

"We're not resting on our laurels. David and I rehearse every weekend together for the coming week's work. It would be easy to go, 'Oh, it's the fourth season, we know what we're doing.' But we never know what we're doing."
Thanks, Lawrence, for sharing!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Bones on Thursdays leads to Ugly Betty pull

The Washington Post has a great piece about the Thursday night ratings war at 8 - which only became a war....thanks to the introduction of Bones.

Yep, Bones has been in it's new timeslot 1 week, and it's already garnering attention as the little workhorse that could - knocking off media favorite Ugly Betty immediately.

Check out the full article for a great read on what Bones has, can, and will do, but here are some of the good bits:

Less than one week after Fox -- traditionally Thursday's most irrelevant broadcaster -- moved its workhorse "Bones" into the night's 8 p.m. hour and thumped the competition, ABC has been pretty much compelled to announce that it's yanking its ratings-anorexic "Ugly Betty" out of that hour come March.

ABC suits apparently did the math and realized that Fox could run virtually all original episodes of "Bones" in the time slot for the rest of the TV season.

Last Thursday, "Bones" stepped in and clocked nearly 10 million viewers, winning the hour; it also swept the hour among 18-to-49-year-old viewers, who are the hot blond cheerleaders of Madison Avenue. It marked the first time in more than three years that Fox has been able to take that time slot with a scripted show.

Of course, in that hour, "Bones" was not battling CBS's "Survivor," which is taking a rest between editions. The next round, "Survivor: Tocantins," debuts Feb. 12.

Survivor will debut on a week when Bones is pre-empted. I'm optimistic about that making the February 19th episode nothing to snuff at, ratings-wise! Aren't people tired of Survivor yet?

Thanks, Stephanie, for the heads up!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Ausiello is a Mean Tease

The latest installment of AusielloTV screams that someone is leaving Bones. You'll have to watch to find out who...

Or I can just tell you: It's a recurring character, not a regular cast member and, if you're like me, you won't miss her.

Check it out here (no embed available).

Tamara Taylor teases Cam's turn in the story spotlight

E!'s Kristen has a video posted that focuses on The Office, but has a quick "Ask Kristen" tidbit where she shares a Bones interview clip - Tamara Taylor teasing Cam's upcoming feature storyline. (spoiler warning)

You can skip to 4:20 for the Bones stuff.

Additional Q&A (same spoiler warning) on the same topic, and another one as well, can be found here.

New Polls: Wendell and Mr. Nigel-Murray

For the entirety of the hiatus I left up a poll asking you about your opinions on the interns. It came out pretty clearly in favor of Mr. Clark Edison (my pick!).

Results (out of a total of 1950 votes):

Pick Daisy - 61 (3%)
Pick Wendell - 251 (12%)
Pick Scott Starret - 27 (1%)
Pick Nigel-Murray -82 (4%)
Pick Fisher - 91 (4%)
Pick Clark Edison - 918 (47%)
Find us a new batch - 91 (4%)
Keep Rotating - 164 (8%)
Just pick any one of them! - 41 (2%)
I hate the whole plot device - 224 (11%)
But then we started seeing them again last week - Mr. Nigel-Murray in "Double Trouble in the Panhandle" and Wendell in "The Fire in the Ice." I'm curious - did these new stories involving these two guys change your opinion at all?

I'm putting up a new poll for each of them to see what you think. Can we learn to like an intern, or is this a continual up and down rollercoaster you are tired of?

BuddyTV: Best 'Ships of 2008

BuddyTV shows Bones more love - they have compiled a list of the best relationships of 2008, and Booth and Brennan make #2!

Booth and Brennan have the best bickering of any couple on television. And, of course, their bickering is filled with sexual tension galore. They are staying apart because of professionalism but it’s hard to keep your distance when you’re forced to share kisses under the mistletoe like in “The Santa in the Slush.” They tease, but they’re overprotective. They’re in therapy, but they’re not even together. It’s best put by Booth when he said, “There’s someone you’re meant to spend the rest of your life with. You just have to be open enough to see it. That’s all.”

Monday, January 26, 2009

King of the Lab - Trivia

I will endeavor to post all of the links you guys graciously shared this weekend, but in the meantime...trivia!

Hodgins is definitely full of beefs and he has no problems sharing his feelings and complaints with anyone who can't run away fast enough. One beef in particular involves the size of a quarter.

Can you name the episode, the complaint, and who he is talking to?

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Free Music, Free Bones

Thanks, Amanda, for this great find!

If you love downloading music from the likes of Itunes and such, has a free 1 week trial to get 35 songs - and the Bones soundtrack is on the list!

New Interview: Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz talk to IGN

Here is a really great interview with Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz. They cover a lot of ground - some of it is definitely spoilers, some is just fun joking, and some involves plots/locations they want to see. Enjoy!

Thanks, Catherine, for the heads up!

Friday, January 23, 2009

The Hero in the Hold: Episode Description

Fox has put out the press release for "The Hero in the Hold" containing the full episode description. Check it out at TheFutonCritic. (spoiler warning)

The promo pictures came out weeks ago. If you missed them, check them out here.

And then there's always the promo!:

Bones Ratings: Double Feature

Curious about how Bones did on it's first Thursday night? TVBytheNumbers says:

Fox’s Bones moved to Thursday with two episodes last night, and while it swept the 8pm hour, against stronger competition at 9pm it finished a distant fourth in the demos. Still, those results were a massive improvement over the embarrassment that Fox has been going through on Thursday’s this season.
As many expected, there was a drop in numbers with the move (about a million) and the tough competition at 9 was not good for Bones. Let's hope a lot of new people recorded it and the show got some new pickups! Let's see the numbers climb from here!

Full details:
Time Net Show Viewers Live+SD (Millons) 18-49 Rating/ Share 18-34 Rating/ Share
8:00 FOX Bones 9.973 3.0/8 2.7/8

CBS CSI (repeat) 8.601 2.2/6 1.2/4

ABC Ugly Betty 7.541 2.4/7 2.2/7

NBC My Name is Earl 6.500 2.6/8 2.1/7

UNI Cuidado con el Ángel 4.906 1.9/5 2.1/6

CW Smallville 3.791 1.6/4 1.4/4

8:30 NBC Kath & Kim 4.890 2.2/6 1.9/6

9:00 CBS CSI 17.526 5.0/12 3.2/8

ABC Grey’s Anatomy 14.251 5.6/14 5.9/15

NBC The Office 8.739 4.6/11 5.3/14

FOX Bones 7.522 2.5/6 2.3/6

UNI Fuego en la Sangre 5.157 2.0/5 2.2/6

CW Supernatural 3.038 1.3/3 1.3/3

Emily Deschanel on Ellen DeGeneres: Video

If you missed Emily Deschanel's appearance on Ellen, here's a video of the interview. (No spoilers)

Thanks, Tanjabrennan, for the heads up!

Emily Deschanel Talks with Kristen

Kristen interviews Emily Deschanel at the Fox Winter TCA event - spoilers for multiple episodes!

Hero in the Hold Promo

In case you missed it, here is last night's Bones promo for "The Hero in the Hold." Remember, it airs in 2 weeks, on February 5th!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

"The Fire in the Ice" - Live Thoughts and Discussion

Post your live thoughts and after episode discussion for "The Fire in the Ice" here.

"Double Trouble in the Panhandle" - Live Thoughts and Discussion

Post your live thoughts and after episode discussion for "Double Trouble in the Panhandle" here.

It's Bonesday!!

Wow, it's been a long time since I could say that! Happy Bonesday!

Tonight we get a double dose of Bones! Check out the combined episode description for the 2 hour run.

We begin with "Double Trouble in the Panhandle." Some of us (don't hate) were fortunate enough to see it before Hulu took it down again. I can confidently say this will be a well-loved episode!

Spoiler Photos
Spoiler Clips
Behind the Scenes Video from Fox
Spoiler Chat on the Blog

From there, we should be treated to "The Fire in the Ice."

Spoiler pictures
Behind the Scenes Video
Spoiler Chat on the Blog

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Emily and David continue the Press Interviews: My Fox Raleigh

Same outfits as the Seattle video, but different interviewers. Cute to watch - enjoy! (Light spoilers for this episode, as well as others- such as a strong similarity between his Angel and his Bones directorial episodes.)

By the way...Emily thinks Hero is airing Thursday after Double Trouble. Even the stars can't keep up!

Thanks, Alex, for the heads up! x2

LA Fox Interview

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Episode Stills: The Fire in the Ice

Better late than never. Here are the episode stills for "The Fire in the Ice."

US Fans: Double Trouble available NOW

I'm terribly sorry this isn't for everyone, but US fans get a bit of a consolation prize at the moment - Double Trouble in the Panhandle is available on Hulu right now.

If you have trouble with the embed, try the direct link or go to the Bones page.

Thanks, Jeannie (who is one of the non-US fans) for the headsup!

Edit: It's now been taken down, as comments point out. Drats! I was going to do my review tomorrow and have it ready to post immediately post-episode!

For those of you who missed it - it's worth the wait!

Monday, January 19, 2009

2 New French Bones articles

Thanks, Pascale, once again for keeping us updated on French Bones articles!

TV Recettes - January 17/30, 2009-01-15

Picture: David Boreanaz, here with Bones’ partner Emily Deschanel, started with a small role on “Married… with children” before his big break on “Buffy, the Vampire Slayer”.

Revelation from David Boreanaz on Bones’ third season that starts on M6 :
“Bones’ Booth and Brennan will risk a kiss”

TV Recettes: Will Booth and Brennan finally become closer?
David Boreanaz: They are already very close, in their own way, but let’s say that they will, in this third season, become a little closer, and risk a kiss. In the fourth season, they will even go a little further on! I don’t think they need to become lovers though.

How do you get along with Emily Deschanel, who plays Brennan?
We’ve been working together for three years, so we start to know each other quite well. We help each other, we give advice to each other, and especially we keep each other company during the never-ending shooting days.

Do you have any influence on Booth’s evolution?
I have a lot of freedom in what I do, in my decisions on his behaviour and his look. For example, I chose to have him wear fancy socks. More seriously, I do my utmost so that he is not an ordinary guy, even less an average FBI agent.

He has a cow-boy like side, right?
Yes, most likely because I love westerns. Robert Mitchum and Steve McQueen are two of my biggest idols.

After three years in that role, don’t you start to feel bored?
Not at all. I take my job as a permanent way to learn. Every day I try to discover something new, to improve, to be surprised. This makes life far less monotonous. And, from time to time, I go behind the camera. I did that on “Angel”, I will soon do it on “Bones”.

Télé TNT n° 146 – January 17/23, 2009

David Boreanaz, a cop of his own class.

Solid plots, friendly humour, two heroes and their loving relationship. So many good things [there is, in French, a joke with “Bones and “bonnes” which means “good”] ahead for this third season of Bones. Interview with David Boreanaz.

Picture: The beginning of a love story between anthropologist Temperance (Emily Deschanel) and special agent Booth (David Boreanaz)? Maybe…

During the last International Festival in Monte Carlo, David Boreanaz gave us his impressions on Bones’ season three, which was just over in the US.

In this third opus, things go well between Temperance “Bones” and you?
Without revealing secrets of the shooting, let’s say that our two characters become close. We had, one day or the other, to put forward what Booth (David Boreanaz) and Temperance (Emily Deschanel) have been feeling for each other for a while. In a very sado maso episode, tension, let’s say sexual tension, becomes very strong between us.

Something that could make your respective partners jealous?
Let’s be realistic! It’s as if after “Rain Man” you had asked Dustin Hoffman if it was not too hard to be autistic, or Clint Eastwood, to have killed so many bad guys in “Dirty Harry” (laughs). Luckily neither Emily not I are similar to who we play on screen.

You’re currently shooting season four. Will there be any changes?
The big change is that Booth and Bones travel for the first time since they started. Season four starts in London where we went shooting a few days last June. This has been a great atmosphere for us, and for the audience, a new surrounding.

Since you’ve been tracking down serial killers, have you become more interested in that topic?
No, not really. However, I think that our scriptwriter team might hide one or two serial killers because their stories really hold water and are very realistic. Even with Columbo or other great police stories, I never happened to search for the bad guy as much as when reading their scripts.

Actually, what did appeal to you when you were asked to play on “Bones”?
It’s Booth’s cool side, a little cow-boy like, that I liked. I think that this cop is unconventional. Besides, I worked with a real police officer from Los Angeles, Marc Rosso, I even followed him in his investigations. I just regret one thing: that the producer refused that I make him more rebel.

What do you answer when they criticize the show for being a little too much like “CSI”?
We absolutely have nothing to do with the investigators of that show, which anyways, I appreciate a lot. We rather play in a light, good humoured style. Especially the atmosphere on the set has absolutely nothing to do. We are more “Marx Bothers” than they are. We spend our time joking, throwing skeletons to each other. I think that if a photographer could slip into the set, he would be spoilt for choice to sell real scoops!

Like what, for example?
In that scene I told you about, where Bones and Booth investigate in the sado maso word, it was a little “tense” at the end of the day. So, we stopped everything and we started to dance. That evening, we had a wonderful party…

It is said that you often give ideas about your character. What would you like him to play?
Good question… I don’t see what he could do, maybe something to impress people… Oh yes, in an episode of “Angel”, I was doing karaoke. I think that if tomorrow Booth started to sing in an episode, we could impress more than one fan. I will suggest the idea…

Emily Deschanel in Parade Magazine

Emily Deschanel talks to Parade magazine. Like the video below, it's not entirely spoiler free, but she only talks about the big rumors swirling - no 'new' spoilers/rumors.

Thanks, Mickey!

David and Emily: Interview with Seattle Fox Station

Here is a cute interview from a Seattle Fox station talking to both David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel. It's not completely spoiler-free, but it's more teasing about all the rumors than anything definite.


In case you missed them....

Here are embeds of all 5 Double Trouble clips.

That TVGuide Scan: Double Trouble

Here's that oft-mentioned TVGuide scan that talks about "Double Trouble in the Panhandle."

HQ scan from SpoilerTV.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Extreme Spoiler Talk: The Cinderella in the Cardboard

New sides are out! Here is place to concentrate all the heavy spoiler talk (ie the major stuff from the sides, that most fans do NOT read) for The Cinderella in the Cardboard. Feel free to post links in the comments, but I will keep the post free of them.

The point of this post is to keep the really heavy spoilers away from those who don't want to read them, not increase the spoiler focus here. Have fun!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Matt Mittovich interviews Hart Hanson, Barry Josephson, and Stephen Nathan

Here's another Matt Mittovich interview from the Fox Winter TCA. This time he takes on Hart Hanson, Barry Josephson, and Stephen Nathan. I love it when people talk to these guys - always fun and informative! (or at least teasing...)

Such as: "It's less a cheat than the kiss was..."

They really do tease many things - from Max coming back this season to working on getting Zooey on the show. Must watch!

Matt Mitovich interviews David Boreanaz

Thanks, Laura!

This is a great TCA interview of David Boreanaz. They talk about Double Trouble, Hero, and his directorial episode - spoilers from light to heavy on each (heavy mostly on Hero). It's very relaxed and cute. Enjoy!

More on the Thursday timeslot: Permanent?

I know it's laughable to believe that any timeslot for Bones might be permanent, but Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly did plant a seed of hope for that possibility during this week's TCA event while participating in a Q&A:

>> On moving "Bones" so many times: "I'd like to stop moving it around. If it does what we think it's going to do on Thursdays, we will glue it there."

Fox: Indecision 2009

Well, Fox issued a press release saying that next week would be

8 - Double Trouble in the Panhandle
9 - The Hero in the Hold
But, if you look at the Fox website schedule it has:
8 - Double Trouble in the Panhandle
9 - The Fire in the Ice
Who knows what to believe! I'll feel confident in what they air when I actually see the episodes running!

Emily Deschanel's Ausiello Interview

Ausiello talks to Emily Deschanel at the Fox Winter TCA about the big finale Booth/Brennan tease and she semi-spoils the progression, at least for the next couple of episodes.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Another one: Tamara Taylor inside the Fox Winter TCA

Here's one more Tamara Taylor picture from the Fox Winter TCA event.

A lot of people DVR Bones

DVR numbers are out for the week of Christmas, and "The Santa in the Slush" and "The Man in the Mansion" both rated highly for DVR viewing.

(I actually DVR'd Santa, even though I have it on DVD...watched it too!)

David Boreanaz interviewed at the Fox Winter TCA

Here's an Entertainment Tonight interview with David Boreanaz on the carpet at the Fox Winter TCA event. He's the second interview on the video.

Cast pictures at the Fox Winter TCA event

Here are a few mixed pictures of cast members David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, and Tamara Taylor at the Fox Winter TCA event.

Emily Deschanel at the Fox Winter TCA Event

Emily Deschanel is a gorgeous woman, but at the Fox Winter TCA event, in simple black, with a simple hairstyle...she looks amazing! Her eyes really pop! Maybe that's why there are twice as many pictures of her?

David Boreanaz at the Fox Winter TCA

Here's a set of pictures of David Boreanaz at the Fox Winter TCA event. What's with all the black on David, Tamara, and Emily? Looks good though!

Tamara Taylor at the Winter Fox TCA Event

Here are a few pictures of Tamara Taylor at the Fox Winter TCA event. Gorgeous, as always!

T.J. Thyne at the Winter Fox TCA Event

Lots of Fox Winter TCA pictures to post today. I'm sorry I'm a day behind on them! Thank you for the emails and offers to send me the pictures.

Here is one lone picture of T.J. Thyne at the event.

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