Saturday, February 28, 2009

Scoot McNairy: Interview

Lynn at SearchingBones had fun times interviewing two-time Bones guest star Scoot McNairy this week (recurring character Noel Liftin from both "The Secret in the Soil" and "The Man in the Outhouse.") He provides a few fun insights from the set, such as:

Q: Do you have any good stories about working with them?

McNairy: Emily is fun because she laughs at everything I do. It’s nice to sit there when the cameras are on me and to add a couple of things and to watch her crack. I think the last scene I was doing, in the cafe, I said, “This will pay for enemas.” And then to see her laugh, you know? Any time you can make someone laugh, it just brings you joy inside. It’s great fun to think that this person thinks this is funny so they can’t stay in character.
They also talked about his hope to return again, his former work with David Boreanaz, and what is in store for him right now. You can check out the full interview here.

The Bones that Foam: Episode Clips

I haven't found any embeddable versions yet, but there are five clips from "The Bones that Foam" up now on the official Bones site. (Thanks, Shep)

They all talk about the case, to various degrees, #1 the least. #4 is the same one shown on Craig Ferguson. None of them spoil any character stories.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Extreme Spoiler Chat: The Girl in the Mask

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 Girl in the Mask. 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!

Richard Keller of TVSquad: The Thursday night Bones move was baaaaaad

Thanks, Laura, for pointing out this link.

Richard Keller at TVSquad has written a piece on why he dislikes the Thursday night time slot for Bones. Since I don't DVR Bones for any reason other than to make sure I can re-watch it as much as I want, I don't have much to say about that.

What do you think about his reasons for disliking it?

From there, he quickly moves into a shift he would like to see: splitting scripted network shows into 2 seasons, a la Monk and Pysch. I actually prefer the current format much more - those short season feel like you've just really gotten into the show and now it's going off the air for months. And you go through that twice a year.

Would you prefer a shift to two separate short seasons each year, or do you like the current Fall through Spring format?

Fox's Supercharged March: Bones schedule update

Fox has put out a press release for it's March schedule. It gives us some brief descriptions and the episode air dates for 3 upcoming Bones episodes:

March 12th - "The Bones that Foam"
March 19th - "The Salt in the Wounds"
March 26th - "The Doctor in the Den"
Thankfully, it appears they are airing in production order. Hooray!

Stop reading there if you don't want any spoilers!
(better avoid the comments too)


For those who want to know, here are the brief episode descriptions for each:

Thursday, March 12

BONES (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) "The Bones That Foam"

In an episode directed by BONES star David Boreanaz, bungee-jumping newlyweds plunge off a bridge on their wedding day only to come face-to-face with a corpse lying at the bottom of the gorge. After ruling out suicide, Brennan (Emily Deschanel), Booth (Boreanaz) and the Jeffersonian team try to determine the cause of death. When they notice an unknown substance oozing from the body, the lab is thrown into immediate lockdown, and they realize they have only 24 hours to unravel the mystery before the bones disintegrate.

Thursday, March 19

BONES (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) "The Salt in the Wounds"

Booth and Brennan investigate a petrified human body found buried in a mound of salt in a city de-icing truck. They discover that the victim was a pregnant 16-year-old high school volleyball player, and are shocked to find that nearly half of her teammates are either pregnant or already have babies as part of a "pregnancy pact."

Thursday, March 26

BONES (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) "The Doctor in the Den"

The half-eaten body of Cam's (Tamara Taylor) former fiance is found in the tiger cage at the zoo, and Booth and Brennan determine the death was no accident. The team pieces together the fiance's final evening and questions suspects, including Brandon Casey (guest star Chad Lowe) whom Sweets (John Francis Daley) and Angela (Michaela Conlin) hypnotize to help jog his memory.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Bones Nominated for a Genesis Award

Bones has been nominated for a Genesis Award, in the Drama category (for the episode "The Finger in the Nest"). You can read more about what the awards are about here.

The Genesis Awards, presented by the Hollywood office of The HSUS, pays tribute to the major news and entertainment media for producing outstanding works in television, film, print and the arts which raise public understanding of animal issues.

The nation's premiere consciousness-raiser, the Genesis Awards are presented annually at a star-studded ceremony drawing representatives from the media, entertainment, social, business and humane communities.
The awards will be held March 28, 2009.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Torch Online: Unhappy with "The Princess and the Pear"

Brent Hartinger writes for The Torch Online about the most recent episode of Bones, "The Princess and the Pear." He sent me an email pointing out his post. The subtitle for the site is "Exploring All Things Fantasy," so I can see why he picked this episode of Bones to be his first experience.

He didn't like it.

Now, before you go over and read his review and hit him with something like "You don't know what you're talking about" (he freely admits this is the first time he's tuned in) how would you honestly and rationally answer his statements about Bones, knowing that he's never seen a single episode but this one?

His title gives away one of his biggest complaints - that the body was found in a sewer. My first thought? So was the body of a child beauty queen in "The Girl with the Curl." - she had to travel the entire nasty system after she her body was left in a drain (smaller than the one the kids entered). Rather than Bones writers having the idea that only geeks dwell in sewers, I would say that they seem to think pretty girls should be left to rot there? I don't know.

How would you answer his concerns/issues/complaints with how Bones portrayed a culture he is very familiar with? How would you explain Bones to him? How would you explain Booth and his attitudes toward geeks vs the squints attitudes toward dumb jocks - "that guy?"

I have much, much more I could say but I wanted to see (and encourage him to read) the opinions of all of you on why Bones deserves much more than 1 snapshot look and why, just maybe, he should reconsider judging the show this quickly.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Emily and Zooey at the Vanity Fair Afterparty

Sorry for the watermarks, but here is a selection of the many, many, many pictures of Emily Deschanel and her sister Zooey at the Vanity Fair Oscar after party last night. You can see them all at but I mostly eliminated the ones with one not smiling, etc, and included all the good ones.

Thanks, Emilie, for the heads up!

New Poll: Mr. Fisher

I should have put this up a few days ago. Since we say Mr. Fisher for a 2nd time in "The Princess and the Pear" (I got it right, see?!) has your opinion of him changed? Put your opinion in the poll to the right, and you can always leave a comment here as well!

~*~ ~*~ ~*~

Previous Poll:From Cam's beginning, until now, do you like her...

696 (81%)
52 (6%)
The same?
79 (9%)
I don't know?
20 (2%)
Who's Cam?
6 (0%)

King of the Lab - Trivia

Threatening to shoot people is nothing new for Booth. Sometimes, he even encourages threatens to have other people shoot someone.

Can you name the episode (and scenes within it) where Booth threatens to shoot someone, and tells someone else to shoot someone...with Hodgins involved in both incidents?
(Edit: Added 2 words for clarity - this is one episode where 2 different scenes occur.)

Sunday, February 22, 2009

The View: Schedule Change

There was never a mention of why the schedule changed, but it appears that David Boreanaz is no longer appearing this Tuesday on The View. Tom Jones has taken his place. I have seen no mention, for the upcoming two weeks, of a rescheduled date. Maybe something will come about the second week in March to kick off the 11-in-a-row run we are about to be treated to.

(I wouldn't mind if it was another talk show though...Bonnie Hunt again, anyone?)

Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Bones that Foam: Episode Stills

Along with the episode description and promo, we also have the episode stills for the next Bones episode: The Bones that Foam.

And a bit of the behind the scenes with David Boreanaz and, I believe, the Cinematographer Gordon Lonsdale:

The Bones that Foam: Episode Description

The press release episode description for "The Bones that Foam" is out. You can read it here.

Friday, February 20, 2009

The Best Places to work in TV Land

Zap2It has compiled a list of The Best Places to work in TVLand. The Jeffersonian is certainly one of them, but shouldn't something about "great co-workers" be on the pros list?

The Jeffersonian Institution, ("Bones")

Science doesn't have to be weird; it can also keep you in the black.

Pros: Solving mysteries, paid with grant money.

Cons: Dealing with death, knowing people hold grudges and could come after you.

If you could make the Pros and Cons list for the Jeffersonian, what would you add?

Thanks, Laura, for the tip!

Bones Ratings: The Princess and the Pear

Last night's Bones episode, "The Princess and the Pear," held it's own against Survivor. It did drop a little, but the biggest ? about this Thursday night move is now past!


Time Net Show Viewers (Millons) 18-49 Rating/Share 18-34 Rating/Share
8:00 CBS Survivor: Tocantins 13.67 4.5/12 2.7/8

FOX Bones 9.50 2.9/8 2.3/7

ABC Ugly Betty 7.65 2.3/6 2.3/7

NBC My Name is Earl 6.72 2.6/7 2.2/7

UNI Cuidado con el Angel 4.93 1.9/5 2.2/7

CW Smallville (Repeat) 2.28 0.9/2 1.0/3

The Bones that Foam: Promo

Here is the promo for the next Bones episode, "The Bones that Foam," which airs on March 12th (3 week wait).

Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Princess and the Pear - Live Thoughts and Discussion

Some of you have already seen "The Princess and the Pear," either as fortunate Canadians or through other means. Please, do not spoil the episode before the US airing from 8-9pm eastern is over. I'm putting this up under good faith that no one will instantly jump on and give away the best parts or the ending before the episode is over for the US viewers.

Dish away in the normal fashion though!

Someone earned an unexpected KotL....

I'm giving Mickey King of the Lab for being the only person to notice I have had the title of tonight's episode wrong all along! I've been saying "The Princess IN the Pear" when it's actually "The Princess AND the Pear." My bad, and I'm not afraid to admit it! Congrats, Mickey :)

Ausiello Spoilers: Multiple

Ausiello tosses out a new Bones spoiler and reaffirms an old one.

What do you think of the new one?

Happy Bonesday!

Whew. I'm catching up here.

Happy Bonesday!

We don't get them consistently right now and that is all the more reason to celebrate!

Tonight we will see what some lucky dog Canadians saw last night - The Princess and the Pear. To tide you over, there are plenty of spoilers and other tidbits to read/view:

Episode Description
and the Spoiler Chat post here on the blog

The Princess and the Pear: All the Clips

Here are all 5 clips for tonight's new Bones episode: The Princess and the Pear.

1, 3, and 4 are safe for the spoiler-free. 2 and 5 are not.

The Princess and the Pear: Clips

As multiple people have pointed out before I woke up (you Europeans!) that has episode clips for "The Princess and the Pear." I really hate the clips because they will never play for me in Firefox. Grr. I hope to find embeds soon but since I just woke up less than 15 minutes ago... :)

Clip 1

Clip 2

Neither spoil anything related to the case, but do have some cute character stuff.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Brazillian Bones Article

We have a new translator in the (blog) house! Claudia, from Brazil, has sent me a Brazilian Bones article. They are about to begin Season 4 there. If you avoid spoilers, there is one: a spoiler that's been repeated since the end of last season, or so (but quickly leads to a much bigger spoiler discussion). Read the text, and the comments on this post, at your own discretion!

(Yes, she does somehow get Emily's "Wannabee" performance mixed into Season 4. Oh well!)

Between Bones and Kisses

The little skeletons are cute and all, the investigations are exciting and amusing, the technology is cutting-edge and everything, but what everybody is waiting for on this new season of BONES is to find out if Booth and Brennan’s romance will finally take off. Fans will have the answer starting this Tuesday, the 19th, 21h, on Fox.

Series creator Hart Hanson promises hot moments for the characters played by Emily Deschanel (Brennan) and David Boreanaz (Booth), who, after years of platonic passion, finally locked lips on the Christmas episode of the 3rd season. Hart’s revelation is heavy: they will be together in bed! Well, that took a while!

The fourth year of the series begins in British grounds – the duo leaves the Jeffersonian and faces a beyond-the-sea case with an equivalent couple in titles and profiles. It´s comic to watch the interaction between the scientists and the agents trying to unveil a complex case taking into consideration the local culture and language peculiarities.

Divided in two parts, Yanks in the UK still won’t bring the anticipated romance, but it holds intense moments. Starting with a “The Bodyguard” mood in one of the scenes – except for the fact that the soundtrack is by Cindy Lauper instead of Whitney Houston. Even those who know nothing about Bones should stay tuned to the amazing music performance by Emily Deschanel. And for those worried about the lady’s mental sanity after her father’s trial and the discovery that Zack was the cannibal’s apprentice, there’s some good news: Brennan is more “compartimentalized” than ever. Are the days of “reason above emotion” counted?

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Princess and the Pear: Promo

Enjoy this promo for Thursday night's Bones episode, "The Princess and the Pear."

David Boreanaz on Craig Ferguson: Video

Craig Ferguson cracks me up. Pair him with David Boreanaz, and how can you not watch?

Be aware that there is an episode clip, but it tells you nothing more than a setting related to a case. You learn nothing about the case and there are no character spoilers.


A Vote for DB is a Vote for Bones

Awhile ago, I told you about the TVGuide polls currently running, in which David Boreanaz is up for sexiest FBI agent. Unlike many polls we talk about, the results of this one will actually appear in the print TVGuide magazine: it's not just an online poll!

You guys rallied together and pushed Agent Booth ahead, but now he is losing ground and another character has taken the lead. I am not sure when the poll closes, but it would be great to see a second push to ensure the Bones gets a great highlight with a win!

The poll has been prone to database errors off an on throughout. If you get an error, keep trying!

Monday, February 16, 2009

2 New French Articles on Bones

Pascale delivers again! Here are two nearly-new articles about Bones from France. There's nothing spoiler-ish in them. They are mostly just really nice mentions of Bones taking over NCIS's timeslot.

Metro – Friday, January 23, 2009

A family likeness

“Bones” replaces “NCIS”, this evening on M6. Reassuring.

The show created by Hart Hanson is based upon a forensic anthropologist named Kathy Reichs.

Bones’ third season has a hard task this evening: coming after mammoth “NCIS”, of which M6 has no new episodes for now.

Gibbs’, Di Nozzo’ and Co’s fans will feel quite at home since the two shows have numerous similarities: action-packed investigations, crazy scientist experts, friendly humor and veiled romance.

An endearing cast

For those who would have missed the beginning, “Bones” is about beautiful anthropologist Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel), recruited by FBI to unravel its most complicated investigations, only by analyzing the victims’ remains. On the field, she works with agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz, former star of science-fiction show “Angel”), a nonchalant good-looker. One can’t help thinking that she is secretly in love with him.

In the first of the 3 episodes aired this evening, a group of adolescents drive full speed when a truck throws a human skull on their windshield causing a pile-up. For Brennan, it’s the occasion to test a new intern after Zack’s departure, while her colleagues push her to admit her feelings for Booth. Without shining, this new season combines inventiveness and care for scientist detail with honed sense of humor and endearing characters. A little like “NCIS” as a matter of fact.

Aujourd’hui en France – Friday, January 23, 2009

Once again, “Bones” makes dead body talk

It’s not bulldozer “NCIS”, that stopped last Friday, or “Prison Break” escaped prisoners, but most certainly “Bones”, regularly watched in France by 4 million people [close to 5 million on Feb 7th, ratings for less than 50 years old viewers were about 30-35%], is one of the best shows on M6. In the US, the heroine’s criminal investigations –inspired by forensic anthropologist and writer Kathy Reichs’ real life- did better than the prisoners’ tribulations, for their third season that starts this evening at 20h45 on M6. And pick up in the US half a million new followers each year.

An unexpected team

Rather copied on “CSI” ‘s model and therefore less subject to scriptwriting tail off, “Bones” essentially rest on its pair of investigators. An unexpected team between sour-tempered Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel), lab rat close to unpleasant, and cheerful Booth (David Boreanaz), very endearing. Former sniper in the army, now FBI special agent, he uses forensic anthropology to solve investigations that require more than classical procedures, thanks to bones analysis.

Add to this a few secondary characters who have jibe repartee, an impressive (but totally unrealistic) facial reconstruction device and one of American TV’s most imposing set (they recreated Washington DC’s Jeffersonian Institute) [I fear they mixed everything here!!!] and here is a fair show, understandable from any episode on. Even with, in the background, an investigation about a cannibalism case committed by Illuminati secret society followers that will hold our investigators breathless each week.

How to be Cocky Like Booth

I had to wade into this 'get your own Booth Cocky belt buckle' discussion that's cropped up around the Bones fandom in the last few days. A few days ago on 206 Bones I saw a link for an ebay auction of a Cocky belt buckle. It has the same image as Booth's belt buckle, but it's surrounded by black instead of the silver he wears on the show. Now SearchingBones has the same thing up.


I'm not the only person to point this out, but I wanted to have it here for anyone interested: You don't have to rush out to bid on a sorta-like-Booth's belt buckle. You can get the belt buckle, surrounded in the pewter/silver border, for a set price. And, on another site, for the ladies, there's even a Cocky ring.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

LA Times Loves Bones

Mary McNamara of the LA Times tells us, and everyone else, why Bones is great.

Thanks, Nano, for the heads up!

Edit: Replacing the embed with a link. Too annoying to have the video auto play every time the blog loads.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Extreme Spoiler Talk: Double Death of the Dearly Departed

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 Double Death of the Dearly Departed. 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!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Bones/House Crossover - needs more Stephen Fry

The Bones crossover idea that fans frequently mention always involves House. TVGuide has a list of fantasy crossovers, and this one makes the list.

The only thing this fantasy cross-over is missing, in my opinion, is a whole lot of Stephen Fry in the mix! We need some Fry and Laurie screen-time.

If you could come up with a House/Bones crossover scenario, what would it be?

Or, if you want to have a crossover with a different show, what would you pick and how would you mesh the cast and stories?

Thanks, Tenny, for the headsup!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

TVGuide Spoiler Guessing...

TVGuide's MegaBuzz answer's a reader's question about multiple favorite shows...with multiple answers. Bones is on the list, but they don't reveal which of the answers applies to our show! Check it out here, but I will also post the 'choices' in the comments.

Which do you think, and/or hope, the Bones spoiler is? (Beware of massive spoiler talk likely to ensue in comments!)

Thanks, Pascale, for the heads up!

American Idol Strikes Again: A new pre-emption

Well, get ready to grumble! Our next Bones is 2/19, but after that...the scheduled episode for the 26th has been pre-empted by American Idol.

So it will run:

2/12 - no Bones
2/19 - "The Princess in the Pear"
2/26 - no Bones
3/5 - no Bones
3/12 - Bones returns, supposedly for a very long, uninterrupted run

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Now here's a better gift for February 24th...

I mentioned that Fox is rerunning Bones on Tuesday February 24th and someone said that wasn't a good birthday gift.

How about David Boreanaz on The View?!

Thanks, Francie!

New Poll: I don't have an idea ....

I want to close out the dead polls on the right and start a new one, but I don't have an idea at the moment.

So, I'm soliciting yours - what do you think the fans should vote on? You never know who's seeing your votes!

Previous polls:

What do you think of Mr. Nigel-Murray after his appearance in "Double Trouble in the Panhandle?"

Like him more - 126 (23%)
Like him less - 146 (27%)
Like him the same - 223 (41%)
I hate them all - 35 (6%)
Other - 9 (1%)

What do you think of Wendell after his appearance in "The Fire in the Ice?"

Like him more - 495 (84%)
Like him less - 11 (1%)
Like him the same - 50 (8%)
I hate them all - 28 (4%)
Other - 2 (0%)

Ausiello TV: Tamara Taylor jokes

Ausiello asked Tamara Taylor about the Bones season finale spoiler (look here and here if you don't know - but be warned!) back at the TCA. Check out the latest AusielloTV to hear her take on what is sure to go on behind the scenes.

Thanks, Shep!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Wish granted! Bones + Craig Ferguson meet again

I love it when David Boreanaz and/or Emily Deschanel appear on Craig Ferguson. It's always a laugh riot! On Monday, February 16th, a partial wish come true - David Boreanaz will appear on the Craig Ferguson show.

I'll never make it that late, but my DVR will definitely be set!

Here are some of the old David Boreanaz interviews on Craig Ferguson to whet your appetite for the fun.

2006 & 2008 (Embedding disabled)


Birthday Bones: The Skull in the Sculpture

On February 24th (my birthday) Bones will air a special repeat of The Skull in the Sculpture. (If it were truly a birthday wish, I probably would have picked a different episode!) On that night, there is a scheduled address to a joint session of Congress. On the east coast, Bones will air before the address at 9 pm. On the west coast, it will air after the address ends. Full details here.

King of the Lab - Trivia

I'm not sure how this one will turn out - it could be fast or could take awhile, there could be one clear-cut winner or it could be a collaborative effort:

Name every episode, and scene within, where Booth calls Brennan "Temperance," either to her directly or in reference to her. Introducing Dr. Temperance Brennan does not count.
Remember, anons, leave a name/initial for credit!

Friday, February 6, 2009

What Fox says about Heroic Ratings

Fox has already weighed in on the ratings jump for "The Hero in the Hold."

Last night BONES opened with a 3.2/9 among Adults 18-49 and grew +7% compared to its time period premiere two weeks ago among Adults 18-49 (3.2/9 vs. 3.0/8) and +8% in Total Viewers (10.8 vs. 10.0 Mil.) Even with the move to Thursday night, BONES outperformed its prior season average on Wednesdays at 8p by +3% among Adults 18-49 (3.2/9 vs. 3.1/9) and +10% in Total Viewers (10.8 vs. 9.8 Mil.) . BONES’ Thursday season average so far is FOX’s highest rated Thursday in-season scripted series in four years among Adults 18-49 (since The OC in 04/05) and in 13 years in Total Viewers (since New York Undercover in the 95/96 season.) Last night’s BONES is FOX’s highest rated scripted Thursday 8-9p telecast in nearly three years among Adults 18-49 (since 5/18/06, That ‘70s Show) and in over 12 years among Total Viewers (since 11/21/96, Martin/Living Single). Last night’s BONES outperformed FOX’s prior season average in the Thursday 8p hour by +23% among Adults 18-49 (3.2/9 vs. 2.6/7) and +50% in Total Viewers (10.8 vs. 7.2 Mil.). Finally, BONES won the 8p hour among virtually all key demos. In fact, BONES outperformed its nearest competitor for the hour, ABC’s Ugly Betty by +39% among Adults 18-49 (3.2/9 vs. 2.3/7) and +48% in Total Viewers (10.8 vs. 7.3 Mil.)

Bones Ratings: The Hero in the Hold

Is Bones regaining ground on it's former Wednesday glory? Or did the Herohype work? Either way, Bones ratings got a nice boost this week, with "The Hero in the Hold."


Full details:

Time Net Show Viewers Live+SD (Millons) 18-49 Rating/ Share 18-34 Rating/ Share
8:00 FOX Bones 10.759 3.2/9 2.3/7

ABC Ugly Betty 7.273 2.4/7 2.2/7

CBS The Big Bang Theory (repeat) 6.174 2.0/6 1.2/4

NBC My Name Is Earl 6.160 2.5/7 1.8/6

UNI Cuidado con el Ángel 4.641 1.8/5 2.1/7

CW Smallville 3.882 1.6/4 1.6/5

Thursday, February 5, 2009

"The Hero in the Hold" - Live Thoughts and Discussion

If you can tear yourself away from the screen long enough (what are commercials for, after all?) then here's the place to post your live thoughts and after-episode discussion for "The Hero in the Hold."

JFD: No-Spin Q&A Recap

I love it when actors/writers/producers do these conference call discussions. It is great that it results in all this media attention, with articles appearing in a variety of publications, but for the fans already here for the long-haul...I'll take a verbatim Q&A anyday!

Check out Lynn's recap at SearchingBones to read every question and answer from John Francis Daley's conference call earlier this week. It does have a few spoilers, but nothing specific that would ruin your day to learn.

Happy Bonesday!

With the every-other-week pre-emptions for the moment, it's definitely worth extra celebrations on Bonesday! There has certainly been a lot of pot-stirring going on from Hart Hanson lately (trying to keep us busy waiting out the funky schedule?). If you don't know what I mean...where have you been? Or, um...just check it out here and here (spoiler warning).

But tonight we get one of the most anticipated Bones episodes: The Hero in the Hold. Plenty of tidbits to pass the day - promo, pictures, clips, the episode description, and the spoiler chat post!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

TVGuide isn't the only one talking to Hart Hanson...

Stop reading this post now if you haven't been following the Season Finale Spoiler post and associated comments.

You've been warned.




Sofi found a Mexican site that has an article/interview with Hart Hanson. So far, I just have the best part, below, but she has volunteered to translate the entire interview as well. I will post that when I have it.

But as for the good part....

The also executive producer explained the actors, and specially Emily, that those "adjustments" are necessary so that the viewers are still hooked by their characters relationship.

"I mean, if they are going to end up in bed naked, there's always a chance that a certain someone could end up pregnant, right?," said Hanson.
I told you not to read if you didn't want to be spoiled! (I feel so Grover, in The Monster at the End of this Book.)

What do you think about that tidbit, in relation to what he told TVGuide about the finale? Interesting...


Here is the entire translation. Thanks, Sofi!

Love is born from the dead

“Bones” airs Tuesday’s at 10 pm on Fox.
Emily Deschanel hopes that the romance between Brennan and Booth doesn’t mean the end of ‘Bones’.

LOS ANGELES, United States.- In the middle of the intrigue and smell of death, the relationship between Dr. Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) became hotter on it’s fourth season.

Already from the begining of the show, the writer Hart Hanson and the stars of the show recognized that the attraction between Brennan and Booth could explode in any moment..

“There are two things that I said I’d to do this year: one of them that they will be on a bed together, naked…you know a hot stuff,” revealed Hanson between laughs.

“The other one is that she will ask him to consider being the father of her child.”

The also executive producer explained the actors, and specially Emily, that those "adjustments" are necessary so that the viewers are still hooked by their characters relationship.

That’s why, the creator told us the possibility that the doctor could get pregnant.

"I mean, if they are going to end up in bed naked, there's always a chance that a certain someone could end up pregnant, right?," said Hanson.

Not so long ago he thought that the show wouldn’t get to it’s fourth season, but now that they achieved that goal, the producer knows that he has to lay out attractive situations for the viewers.

“Since the first season I been asked, ‘when are they going to be together?’ And I thought, ‘I don’t have to worry about that. We are going to get cancelled.”

“But now we have to embrace that. And it’s tough, because that not-consumated-love-vibe worked really well, and if you take that out, then you better have something better to replace it!”

And that’s because, in opinion to Hanson, tv shows haven’t been too kind with romantic relationships, as they always end up turning to something negative.

“That’s why we’ll try to push their consumation as long as we can. Then we’ll search for a funny and creative way to deal with it. I just hope that they don’t end up hating each other, as it happened on Moonlight. But I know that won’t happen.”

To Emily Deschanel it seems logical for Brennan and Booth to tie their bonds, but she can’t imagine how will the writers do to make them lower their guards and give in to that romance.

“However, I think that when that happens it could mean the end. And that’s not good, and it’s a worry for all of us; so, we have to be very careful,” pointed the actress.


* Emily’s sister, Zooey, will join the show for one episode this season as a guest star.
* David Boreanaz directed the episode “The Bone That Foams.”
* Deschanel said that her character will show a little bit more of her real personality and she will become more social.

Two Spanish Articles on Bones

First, we got Pascale for French translations, now Sofi has volunteered to be our resident Spanish-language translator - it is much appreciated!

Here are two new articles from Latin America, where the 4th season of Bones is now beginning to air.

Investigations and lab love
Tonight starts the fourth season of the police show, inspired on the life of writer Kathy Reichs.

The new season of Bones will arrive with a double episode, at 10 pm, on Fox, with “some weird things and new characters that will add some new dynamics” in each episode. That’s how Hart Hanson, creator of the show, summed it up with enthusiasm during a telephonic interview with LA NACION.

Between the challenges proposed by the writers of the show centered on a group of specialists that solve murders on a very similar institution like the Smithsonian, there’s the one of “bringing Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and Booth (David Boreanaz) closer, showing them together, for example, naked in bed,” said Hanson as a tease to the Bones’ fans, inspired on the life of novelist and forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs, “who reads all the scripts and give us her feedback,” he explains.

Although he clearly said, between laughs, that he wouldn’t reveal “what happens after” the long awaited encounter between the two of them, he added that “we will see Brennan asking the detective if he would be willing to be the father to her child.” The perfect hook for all viewers.

The new season of the show will bring “some changes to the relationship of Angela (Michaela Conlin) and Hodgins (TJ Thyne),” said Hanson. He also detailed that “some good stories will come out with a group of rotative interns” on the Jeffersonian’s lab, and added that “some weird things” will be incorporated, “to see how does the audience reacts.”

Between the guest stars, Hanson said that the british actor Stephen Fry will come back to portrait the FBI phsychologist and Ryan O’Neal will come back to the story as the father of Dr. Brennan, and Angela’s father will be ZZ Top’s singer, Billy Gibbons.

To build the story

About the attractive that the show has to his viewers, Hanson analized that “it plays with a lot of elements: the trick on Bones is to keep the balance between the characters, the crime story and the comedy elements.”

When asked about the building of the scripts and the construction of the various cases, Hanson expressed that they count with two people “that make some previous investigation.” Besides, a forensic professional guide the actors on “what’s the meaning of everything and how they have to say it.” In this season the serial killer from last season will not come back, but instead, the analitic kidnapper know as Gravedigger “will take one of them,” said Hanson.

“It’s very difficult to avoid the repetition of the cases –he confessed-, because we are on the fourth season, and the writers have to be very careful of whether a body was found on a certain position, the dialogues, the jokes that were already made, all the secuencies? We have to be on alert or the show could become old,” he concluded.

With everything, to Hanson “the most difficult part of the show is to move forward the relationship between Brennan and Booth, but not too fast.” The gratest challenge “is to keep up the interest of the audience, but not to let them feel frustated because they take too long to be together.”

On Bones and letters
At 10 pm, will start the fourth season of the show that recreates the life of a novelist forensic anthropologist.

Tonight at 10 pm, Fox will premiere the fourth season of Bones, the tv show lead by Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz, inspired by the real life of forensic anthropologist and novelist Kathy Reichs. On an exception, tonight, the two first episodes will be together.

Dr. Temperance Brennan (Deschanel) is a forensic anthropologist, highly trained, that works on an Institute at Washington DC and, also, writes novels. When the traditional methods to ID bodies don’t work out, justice relies on her, as she counts with a special hability to “read the clues” left on the victim’s bones.

Most of the agents can’t deal with her intelligence at the time of facing an investigation, but Agent Seeley Booth (Boreanaz) from the Homicide Investigation Unit of the FBI made next to her a “great team.”

On the start of this fourth season we’ll see Brennan and Booth working on a dark case happening in London: together, as an invincible team, they will help clear up the murder of a young hearess.

John Francis Daley: Conference Call Details

A few days ago, we talked about how John Francis Daley would be doing a conference call with media. Here's one of the first interviews to come out of that. He talks about Bones, his character, both Sweets and his own childhoods, and some of his 'special skills' he hopes to work into his character.

Daley also wouldn't mind exploring some of the things he does in real life -- kung fu and playing the piano. The martial arts could potentially come in handy since Sweets will get to join in on some of the Scooby gang adventures in the future.

Daley: "It's been awhile since I practiced (kung fu), but I think it's like riding a bike -- you can become a killing machine again."

Be warned about spoilers for the next few episodes. And thanks to Pascale for the heads up about this particular piece!

Hero in the Hold: Spoiler Clips

I'm really looking forward to "The Hero in the Hold!" The clips are all pretty intense, and they are all spoilers, to various degrees.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The Princess and the Pear: Episode Stills

Not to take to much attention away from that Season Finale spoiler...

But there are a lot of episodes to go between now and then! Thursday, February 19th we will see "The Princess and the Pear." You can check out the episode description here, and now we have some pictures too!

What do you think? TVGuide spoiler on the Season Finale

Click through to comments to read the spoiler on the season finale. I don't have a link or a scan yet, but, thanks to Angela, I have a bit of information about what Hart Hanson said to TVGuide regarding Booth and Brennan in the finale.

More information when I get my hands on it!


Angela can't get it scanned right now, but here's a picture of the TVGuide that covers most of the article. It talks about a few other spoilers for the rest of the season as well. Don't click the picture if you don't want spoilers!

Try this link to the image - the caption on the article was way too big, spoiling the anti-spoiler readers unintentionally!

Someone let me know if you find the HQ before I do!

The Princess and the Pear: Episode Description

The press release/episode description is out for "The Princess and the Pear," which airs on February 19th. Read it here (spoiler warning).

This should be a great episode. You can hear a little bit about filming a scene from it on one of our podcasts (episode #20): this is the episode the lucky fan, Meegan, got to be a part of!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Cinablend Says: Angela Montenegro = Best

CinemaBlend has a list of their "Best" TV rankings and Angela Montenegro tops the women!

Best Female Character

Angela Montenegro - Bones: Bones’ best friend at the Jeffersonian has had a stellar year. While critics consistently wonder at the success of Bones, a show that looked to be on the verge of cancellation when it first appeared, all you have to do is point to the wonderful characters that make the series a perfect companion to House. It also helps that Angela is the non-doctorate common gal who puts things in perspective when cases get gross. She’s often the one to bring up the disgustingness of the gooey mess on the table, and she does the same for the personal lives of the characters as well.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

On those podcasts...

A few of you have emailed to ask when the next podcast might be appearing. Well...

Unfortunately, there won't be another podcast. I have had to bow out of them: I'm currently working about 60 hours a week between two jobs, I'm in my 7th month of pregnancy and I just can't make time for everything I want to do (reviews...*whistle*). This baby needs a place to sleep, for one thing, and there are a bunch of boxes right where the crib should be!

We'll keep the podbean host site going through the end of February. It has the entire library of episodes - from the first, to the Rumble, to the interview with Meegan and beyond. You have a month to listen, download, etc.

We've both really enjoyed doing them and have enjoyed all the listeners who loved them. I wish we could do them forever, but it just wasn't possible. I will certainly keep you updated if Lindsey decides to pick them up with someone else, though!

The blog isn't going anywhere, and hopefully I will soon be able to get back into the groove of reviews and my own Bones obsession. I love the community that has cropped up here and I will be doing this a very long time!

Next up on the Conference Call Roundtable: John Francis Daley

Every so often one of the show's stars is made available for a media conference call. John Francis Daley's turn is coming up on February 3rd (lots o' Sweets stuff coming up?), so we should see plenty of interview articles this week.

Lynn at SearchingBones is fortunate enough to participate in that conference call and she is offering herself up for your question submissions. Ask away!

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