Thursday, May 28, 2009

TVGuide talks to Hart Hanson about the S4 finale and beyond

I won't post the image here, just a link, in case you don't want to read even the barest speculation about what will or won't happen next year (though I think this is pretty safe), but TVGuide has an article out now where Hart Hanson talks about fan reaction to the finale, what exactly happened in the finale, and what will (or won't) happen next year.

Thanks Shep (and others!) for pointing this out.

David Boreanaz "Must List"

EW cornered David Boreanaz and asked him about his "Must List" shows. Skip to 3:10 to go right to his clip.

Thanks, Theresa!

Ausiello Spoils: On Rumors

Check out the very last question on the latest Ausiello files for some Bones attention. I wouldn't call it scoop, more like suggestion, speculation and innunedo but could still be classified as spoiler-talk, nonetheless.

What do you think about the topic?

Thanks, Shep!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Hart Hanson on the (lack of) Emmys for Bones

LATimes Blog has an article up about various shows that deserve Emmys and yet are constantly overlooked. Bones leads the pack:

Hart Hanson, executive producer of " Bones," has almost everything a show runner could want -- a hit series with a hot leading man and woman, praise from critics and a loyal and growing fan base.

But one day a year, Hansen laments what he hasn't got. On those annual mid-July mornings when the nominations for the Primetime Emmy Awards are announced, Hanson always hopes to see his show among the list of award contenders. And he is almost always let down.
If only they didn't misspell Hart's name through half the article...

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

King of the Lab - Trivia

Sorry it's been awhile for one of these. (And thank you to everyone who offered up Noah and I at his birth :) )

In which episode do Angela and Brennan have the 'friends with benefits' discussion in regards to Booth? Brennan is the one to use that wording, at least in this instance.

Fox Upfronts: Bones Press Conference Images

Thank you, Mags, for sending me this. If you'd like to see a bunch of different shots of Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz at the Fox Upfronts Bones press conference, you can check them out here.

TWOP hates the Bones Finale

Not a surprise at all (and I know a good portion of you agree with them), but TWOP hates the Bones Season 4 finale.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Those Bones Character Twitters

In case you didn't know, multiple Bones characters now have appeared on Twitter. I purposely did not add them to the Bones Twitter post because I believe they are fan created. However, that doesn't mean they aren't fun :)

I'll happily compile the list here and feel free to discuss what's going on with the different postings.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Fan meets David and Emily at the Upfronts

Francie sent me this picture of her meeting with David Boreanaz in NYC. She met Emily as well. David apparently surprised her, and she said he was a very sweet guy! (of course :) )

Paparazzi Video of Upfronts and More - some DB/ED

Thanks, Mickey, for sending me this.

The video includes shots of a lot of different stars, and you can't fast-forward well, but there are some Emily Deschanel & David Boreanaz shots in the mix.

What do you want to see in Bones Season 5?

Now's a great time, before any real spoilers are out (other than the generalized season description from Fox - might be spoiler-ish to you), to talk about what you, as fans, want to see happen in Bones Season 5. This is for pure speculation/desire, not what you already know will happen.

More science? More character? Certain people? Certain relationships progressing/not? A particular kind of case? A particular guest star?

Friday, May 22, 2009

Memorial Day Bones Marathon

Thanks, TerriP, for pointing this out. TNT will be doing a Bones Marathon Monday, on Memorial Day. It currently looks like it airs from Noon to 9 pm. It's a really odd mix of episodes:

The Titan on the Tracks
The Mother and Child in the Bay
The Boy in the Shroud
The Blonde in the Game
The Truth in the Lye
The Girl in Suite 2103
The Soldier on the Grave
The Woman in Limbo
Mayhem on the Cross

What did you think of Bones Season 4?

Now that we're more than a week past the finale, what do you, as fans, think of Bones Season 4? Did you love it, hate it, wish it had played out differently?

I'm putting a basic poll up, but I'd love to hear more in the comments! On the poll - trying out the 'multiple answers' feature for the first time. The first half are generic Love/Hate answers, but I stuck on a few more specific ones just to see how you all feel.


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Closing old polls:

How do you feel about the season finale spoiler?
Total Votes: 2329

My life just got a whole new meaning. Yes yes yes!
752 (32%)
Sounds promising. Looking forward to seeing it on screen.
541 (23%)
No way this is going to play out the way it sounds. We are being teased.
458 (19%)
I've lost all interest in watching the finale now. This is awful.
51 (2%)
I'm reserving judgment until I've seen the episode.
527 (22%)

Do you read casting sides?
Total Votes: 1051

Never! They take away the excitement of the episode.
113 (10%)
Rarely. It's so easy to take them out of context.
128 (12%)
Usually not. Though I'm tempted to start.
69 (6%)
Sometimes. Especially when there haven't been any spoilers elsewhere.
372 (35%)
I have them memorized!
143 (13%)
I've never heard of sides. What are they?
226 (21%)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Bones Season 5 Spoiler Chat

By request - chat all you want about Bones Season 5 spoilers here.

The Fox press release about the upcoming season gives a hint of how Bones will start. (Thanks TheOtherJane!)

Bones Season 5 Information

Time to compile the "Bones Season 5 Information" list! Any additional information you can offer will be gratefully added to the list. I am going to put this on the quick list to the left.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Kathy Reichs article (some Bones mentions)

The Charlotte Observer has a nice little Q&A with Kathy Reichs about her writing, her charity work, and Bones.

Thanks, Fay, for the link!

David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel at the Fox Upfronts

Credit: Boreanaz.net

David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel at the Fox Upfronts, Monday, May 18, 2009.

Hart Hanson on Booth

Hart Hanson takes time every day to answer fan questions. He gets more than he can possible reply to, but he tries!

Misterwickam asked:

@HartHanson I think Booth is actually more damaged than Bones in many ways. His affability is his shield.
Hart Hanson replied:
@WickhamSpeaks I like the way you think. Indeed I do.
Thanks, Mickey, for pointing this one out!

Bones Season 5 Schedule

We don't know the premier date for Season 5 yet, but we do know that it will air on Thursday nights, followed by Fringe.

Wednesdays may be better for ratings, but hopefully, if they leave it on Thursdays throughout the season, the audience will once again build.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Bones has Done Well

Fox has put out a press release highlighting each show and how well it has done. Bones has some nice kudos!

· BONES ranks #1 in its new Thursday 8-9pm time period among Adults 18-34 and Women 18-34.

· BONES also ranked #1 in its prior Wednesday 8-9pm time period among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34/25-54, Teens, Women 18-49/25-54, all key men demos and Total Viewers.

· Versus the equivalent days last year, BONES is up +3% among Adults 18-49 and +20% among Total Viewers, achieving the highest percentage of growth of any returning FOX program this season.

· BONES is achieving its most-watched season ever, averaging 10.7 million total viewers.

*cough*itshouldstillbeonWednesdays*cough*

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Two Years of Love, indeed

Many of you pointed this out in comments, but just want to make sure everyone got the news:

Fox has renewed Bones for 2 Seasons. Not just 1. Two.

No "Will they? Won't they?" next year!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Official Unofficial Bones pickup

Hart Hanson says Bones will be back for Season 5:

TVGuide asks: Was it good for you?

TVGuide talks about the finale and the much-anticipated nookie. Was it a cheat or tease or was it just right?

Emily Deschanel told TVGuide.com that the Bones/Booth, "Will they/Won't they" thing is "probably the most commonly asked question" she gets, "either by just people on the street or by people interviewing me." So she is relieved to have "it" out of the way. Sort of.

Happy Birthday David Boreanaz!

David Boreanaz turns 40 today. He sure doesn't look it! Check out last year's May 16th archive for lots of DB goodness.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Tough Times in Hollywood

Variety has a bit of a nail-biter article that mentions the tightening belts in Hollywood, with the renewal of Bones as the main focus of the piece.

And it's not just bubble shows caught up in a tug-of-war. Just days before Fox was set to hold its Monday afternoon upfront meeting in New York, the net still didn't have a deal in place to bring back "Bones" -- despite the fact that it's from sister 20th Century Fox TV and that the show has helped turn the Thursday night lights back on at the network.

"Bones" is about to enter its fifth season, which usually reps the moment a show's license fee skyrockets as the studio looks to recoup its initial investment. And in this economic climate, the networks are looking to limit those big cost jumps as much as possible.

At issue: Because it's an internal deal between two News Corp. companies, the number shouldn't matter too much -- but with profit participants involved, the conglom has to make sure they're onboard first.

Hence a tough negotiation -- and the first major back-and-forth between the two sides since the Peter Chernin umbrella was removed. Insiders said 20th Century Fox TV made a few exploratory calls to see what the show might fetch elsewhere -- but they stress that ultimately they expect a deal will be done, possibly by this morning.

We should know at the beginning of the week, either way!

Bones Ratings: The End in the Beginning

Bones ratings were slightly up from last week, and contributed to Fox's overall increase on the night over last year.

Source: TVBytheNumbers

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share 18-34 Rating 18-34 Share Viewers Live+SD (Millons)
8:00 CBS Survivor: Tocantins 3.8 11 2.1 8 12.033
FOX Bones (finale) 2.5 8 2.2 8 8.704
ABC Ugly Betty 2.0 6 1.7 6 6.833
NBC My Name is Earl (finale) 2.0 6 1.3 5 4.795
CW Smallville (finale) 1.4 4 1.4 5 3.156
UNI Cuidado con el Angel 1.1 3 1.3 5 3.198

Hart Hanson on the Finale

Hart Hanson tweets about the finale:


Two new Polls - The End in the Beginning

Two new polls on the right, re: the season finale. I will close out the old ones soon and put up one for the entire season as well.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Live Thoughts & Discussion: The End in the Beginning

This is it - the Bones Season 4 Finale! Post your Live Thoughts & after episode discussion here for "The End in the Beginning." Please don't spoil the progression as it airs if you've already watched it via other means prior to the live airing.

Happy Season Finale Bonesday!

Today's the day (unless you already watched the episode in Canada) where we get to find out what's really going on with all the rumors/spoilers/guesses/theories that have been bandied about for months. "The End in the Beginning" should be a great episode, no matter what!


If you've already seen it and you just have to talk about it, you can go to the Spoiler Chat post, but the discussion post will go up at normal time tonight and I hope everyone jumps into it!

Please don't post anything at all about the episode on this post, if you've already seen it. Even the "OMG, WOW!" comments are hard to take for those of us waiting for the live air time. And, I will absolutely delete any download links or references to where it can be seen. I'm sorry for those of you who don't have any other way to see it for months, or years, but I can't have those references here, especially before the live airing.

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Thank you so much to everyone who posted spoiler/news links, and for all the continued involvement here, even with no one at the helm for a few days. You guys are a great community, and I look forward to more years of Bones obsession here!

News:

Lily - Vote Emily Peta's Sexiest Vegetarian
Jenny - (sorry I missed this or I would have done a quick post about it to hype it!) Emily on Bonnie Hunt 5/12/09
Rachel - Celebrity Hockey Game
Mickey - submit questions for Hart Hanson & Stephen Nathan
Shep - Vote for DB as Hunk of the Month

Spoilers:

Stephanie - Ausiello Q&A + AOL Interview
The Other Jane - Boston Herald ED Interview + TVGuide Hotlist + MSN Tonight's Picks
Helen - Ausiello snippet
The Other Jane - Korbi hype on finale
Mickey - Video
Anon - Season Finale clip
Anon - Singing clip
Whitney - Ausiello's Season Finale Scorecard
Suzanne - Short Promo
Rolywa - Kristen spoiler
Mickey - Spoiler Clip + Spoiler Clip (Hulu)
Anais - Spoiler Picture
Anon - Youtube Link
Kajal - 2nd Youtube Link
Vanessa - Season Finale sneak peek
Anon - Emily on Bonnie Hunt Part 1 - Part 2
Helen - Season Finale Videos #1 - #2
Michelle - Youtube clip #1 - Clip #2
Suzanne - 3rd Promo

Again, thank you so much. I really appreciate it! (And I'm sorry if I missed anyone's contributions.)

Friday, May 8, 2009

Today's (SPOILER) News - Post Here

Since I am out of commission for the time-being, please share and share alike any SPOILER Bones news here. (Pictures, interviews, etc - whatever has zero spoilers in it.) Check the separate Non-Spoiler news sharing post to post anything that is spoiler-free.

Today's (NON SPOILER) News - Post here

Since I am out of commission for the time-being, please share and share alike any NONSPOILER Bones news here. (Pictures, interviews, etc - whatever has zero spoilers in it.) Check the separate Spoiler sharing post to post anything about upcoming episodes, spoilers, etc.

Promo: The End in the Beginning

Here is the promo for "The End in the Beginning" - I haven't watched it yet, but I'm assuming there are spoilers.

Hi (My) Baby Squint


Introducing Noah Daniel. He was a big boy, 10lb 4oz, but after an unplanned C-section he made his arrival 7 minutes before Bones started last night! (Obviously he didn't want to miss it - which we did, so don't spoil me! :) ) I will upload more pictures of him in the coming days to my personal blog.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Live Thoughts & Discussion: The Critic in the Cabernet

Once again, many of you have seen "The Critic in the Cabernet," thanks to the early airing in Canada. Please hold yourselves back just one hour longer so that people who like to live post can do so without knowing what's going to happen.

And, the perpetual warning for the next couple of weeks:

Please, PLEASE, do not put spoilers for the finale in this discussion. Many, MANY of the blog readers here avoid spoilers entirely. I'm sure there will be plenty in this episode alone to discuss for everyone's enjoyment :) Check out the Spoiler posts if you want to dish about how this episode is related to/foreshadowing/setting up anything in particular.

Repeated plea - Pretty, pretty, please? With a cherry on top? I know everyone is excited, but there are lots of people who successfully avoid spoilers entirely and they want to be able to discuss the episode along with everyone else here without fear of being spoiled.

My Baby must be a Bones fan

Well, I think I'm going to miss Bones tonight. This baby is coming today, he has 100% decided! :) I may or may not put some updates on my Twitter, but I will definitely update with pictures as soon as I can!

Check out the Spoiler and News posts (just below this one) to share any Bones news or spoilers that come out today. I won't be updating!

Today's News - Post Here

Since I am out of commission for the time-being, please share and share alike any SPOILER Bones news here. (Pictures, interviews, etc - whatever has zero spoilers in it.) Check the separate Non-Spoiler news sharing post to post anything that is spoiler-free.

Today's News - Post Here

Since I am out of commission for the time-being, please share and share alike any NONSPOILER Bones news here. (Pictures, interviews, etc - whatever has zero spoilers in it.) Check the separate Spoiler sharing post to post anything about upcoming episodes, spoilers, etc.

Happy Bonesday!

Canada has already seen "The Critic in the Cabernet." For the rest of us, today is Bonesday!


If you've already seen it and you just have to talk about it, you can go to the Spoiler Chat post, but the discussion post will go up at normal time tonight and I hope everyone jumps into it!

Please don't post anything at all about the episode on this post, if you've already seen it. Even the "OMG, WOW!" comments are hard to take for those of us waiting for the live air time. And, I will absolutely delete any download links or references to where it can be seen. I'm sorry for those of you who don't have any other way to see it for months, or years, but I can't have those references here, especially before the live airing.

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As an alternative...

After a few Bones-related dreams were shared in this thread, Stephanie suggested that there might be more people out there who've had Bones dreams to share.

Have you had a little Bones creep into your dreams?

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

2 more spoiler clips: The Critic in the Cabernet

SpoilerTV has 2 additional spoiler clips for "The Critic in the Cabernet."



Spoiler Clip: The Critic in the Cabernet

Definite spoiler for this week's Bones episode, "The Critic in the Cabernet."

Emily Deschanel: Internet Personality Quiz

Jimmy Fallon subjected Emily Deschanel to a behind-the-scenes Internet Personality Quiz. Thanks, Rebecca, for the link.

No spoilers, but the very last question's answer is NSFW.

Ausiello talks to Emily Deschanel

Ausiello had a one-on-one with Emily Deschanel. It's all spoilers, sorry. He asked for questions on his Twitter (don't even go there if you hate spoilers - Twitter is totally unfiltered in that respect), but he stuck to the current gossip/spoiler gravy train for the end of the season.

What do you think of her answers, especially toward the end?

Fox.com Highlights all the shows

Cute flashes of Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz in this Fox video highlighting their online content. No audio, no spoilers, just a few quick shots of them.

Oldie but Goodie

This video is from last year's Paley Center Bones panel. It's a spoiler, considering what's happening at the end of this season, but a really cute video of David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel sparring. (Embedding disabled)

Many Spoiler Clips/Interviews for the Season Finale

Fox has released 12 interviews/clips for the Bones Season 4 Finale - "The End in the Beginning." Forensicmama (Bonesspoilers Blog) already has them hosted so, with thanks, I'll embed all of hers! :)























Tuesday, May 5, 2009

3rd promo: The Critic in the Cabernet

Definitely spoilers for this week's Bones, "The Critic in the Cabernet."

Thanks, Su!

Ausiello on the Bones finale spoiler

This Ausiellofiles video (embed code doesn't seem to be working) talks about Bones and a 'twist' on the Season finale spoiler. He only gives it a brief 20 seconds around 1:25.

Did he say anything new? Or is he just tossing out more tease that could mean, well, just about anything?

Hart Hanson on "The pickup"

Hart Hanson tweets about why the lack of an official pickup is just a formality, not anything to worry about:

Random Bones Reference

I love crazy British news articles, it's almost an addiction to read The Daily Mail every day (though the healthcare stores scare the poo out of me!). The site has a lot of fun articles and I came across this one yesterday. Second image down made me immediately think of Bones:

The entire article is worth a look, though - it's full of X-ray images of everyday objects.

Perotta is Pregnant!

Oh wait, I'm not a gossip blogger...

The actress who PLAYS Perotta, Marissa Coughlan, is very pregnant, and out in support of Pregnancy Awareness.

Thanks, Mickey, for the link!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Second "The Critic in the Cabernet" promo

Thanks, Su! As she said - apologies for the editing issues! (Don't forget that anything regarding this and the season finale always has spoilers.)

King of the Lab Trivia

In what episode does Brennan call a group of people (to paraphrase, so you can't Google the exact quote) 'completely absorbed by themselves and having no discernible conscience'? Who's she talking about?

Saturday, May 2, 2009

David Boreanaz in People Magazine

People Magazine has a short '5 question' spread with David Boreanaz.

Of course, #1 is an immediate spoiler (as well as the caption at the bottom). But 2-5 are not, and are cute.

#3 You're expecting baby No. 2 with your wife, Jaime. Is it different this time around?

When we had our first [son Jaden Rayne, 7], it was much different. Now, we're calmer. You don't go out and purchase everything in the world.
Edit: I have to include the scan as a link. The spoilers are legible even in the preview! Argh.

PS: This is a really old picture!

PPS: Happy belated birthday to Jaden, the mini-David who turned 7 yesterday, May 1st!

PPPS: Thanks, Michelle for the scan!

My Fox NY: Emily Deschanel

My Fox NY has a cute interview with Emily Deschanel. It's heavy on spoilers, be warned. She does talk in general about the show as well as the spoilers for the end of the season.



Beef: The interviewer calls it "Moonlighting for the new millennia" Bah. That's so old!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Bones Ratings: The Beaver in the Otter

Bones was up from last week...but only by a smidge (at least in the first hour). "The Beaver in the Otter" pulled just over 8 million viewers, coming in 2nd in both total viewers and the all important 18-49 demo group, but jumped more than 1.5 million in the 2nd to a very nice 9.6m.

Source

Full details:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share 18-34 Rating 18-34 Share Viewers Live+SD (Millons)
8:00 CBS Survivor: Tocantins 3.3 11 1.8 6 11.175
NBC My Name is Earl 2.2 7 1.7 6 5.271
FOX Bones 2.0 6 1.6 6 8.050
ABC Ugly Betty 1.9 6 1.8 7 6.651
CW Smallville 1.4 4 1.4 5 3.131
UNI Cuidado con el Angel 1.3 4 1.4 5 3.470
8:30 CBS Survivor: Tocantins 3.9 11 2.1 7 12.287
FOX Bones 2.5 7 1.9 6 9.604
NBC Parks and Recreation 2.3 7 2.3 8 5.287
ABC Ugly Betty 2.1 6 1.8 6 6.977
CW Smallville 1.5 4 1.5 5 3.380
UNI Cuidado con el Angel 1.5 4 1.5 5 4.077

David Boreanaz blogging for the NHL

David Boreanaz is certainly passionate about his hockey. For more than a season now, he's been blogging for NHL.com, in support of his Flyers hockey team. Thanks, Sherry, for pointing out his latest entry. Even if you don't care for hockey, they are always a good read!

Old Emily Deschanel Interview

Mickey sent me this link, to an older interview with a Dutch TV show. It's a bit long, but very cute and informative. It's from the end of Season 2, so there are no worries about spoilers.

I-Bones video contest: Voting Open

Visit I-Bones to vote on fan videos! Voting will remain open for the next week.
Any OWB readers in that list? :)

Promo: The Critic in the Cabernet

Here is the promo for the penultimate episode of Bones Season 4: The Critic in the Cabernet. I would suggest that if you want to remain spoiler free on character development that you SKIP this one! (But you'll find out soon enough anyway... :) )

Thanks, Su!

Mid-Episode Recap from "The Beaver in the Otter"

Thanks, Su, for giving us the mid-episode Bones recap from "The Beaver in the Otter."

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