There’s no confirmation yet of Bones winning an eighth season, but creator/executive producer Hart Hanson and executive producer Stephen Nathan believe the show will be back.
“There’s always the business side between the studio and the network, and they have to figure our license fees and things,” Hanson told fans at the Paleyfest TV forum. “But, I hate to say this, in many, many ways, Bones is Fox’s most successful hour-long scripted drama. I’m pretty confident that we’ll be back for Seasons 8 and 9, yeah.”
Anticipating an eighth season, the producers said Bones would end Season 7 with a cliffhanger although they would not reveal details.
“There will be a large cliff that people will be hanging from,” Nathan said. “It’ll change the course, certainly the beginning, of season 8.”
No prizes for guessing what that will be….
When asked whether viewers could expect a wedding for Deschanel and Boreanaz’ characters before the series ends, Nathan quipped: “If they ever get married, we’ll see a wedding.”
The word Moonlighting also surfaced, famously ending after David and Maddie did the deed, but producers were non-plussed.
Deadline reports along with the 13 episodes that complete this season’s story arc, they confirmed they have produced 4 extra episodes that are not part of the arc but “we don’t know where they are going to be” on the season schedule.