Fox Renews “Bones” For Season 7

Booth and Brennan stay on the network beat for at least another year.

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

Regarding the Fox series "Bones," most of its fans are still divided as to whether the two leads should finally hook up in the sixth season finale or keep their relationship professional. Even the show's writers have admitted that they strongly disagree about which direction to go in.

Fortunately, the network itself is apparently less indecisive. Last night, "Bones" star David Boreanaz broke the story on Twitter that the series will be back for a seventh season. And earlier this morning, Fox confirmed the news.

“'Bones' is creatively fresh, it’s a rock-solid player every time it airs and this season it has helped us win on Thursday nights for the first time in our history,” said Fox President of Entertainment, Kevin Reilly. “Hart Hanson and the fantastic cast and crew, as well as the millions of loyal 'Bones'  fans, make this show really special, and I’m excited to have it on our air for another stellar season.”

Back 2005, Hart Hanson created "Bones;" which was inspired by the life of forensic anthropologist, Kathy Reichs. Emily Deschanel stars as the title character, Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan, a forensic anthropologist who teams up with FBI Agent Seeley Booth (Boreanaz) to solve crimes that no other investigator can crack. The series also stars Eric Millegan, Tamara Taylor, John Francis Daley, T. J. Thyne and Michaela Conlin.

To complicate matters for next season, Deschanel is pregnant and it is currently unknown if her pregnancy will be written into the show. But "Bones" remains one of Fox's most popular dramas, which made its pickup relatively unsurprising.

Currently, a renewal deal for "House" is still being negotiated, although NBC could potentially swoop it up if talks fall through. However, the fate of other Fox dramas like "Human Target" and "The Chicago Code" is less clear.

Fox will announce its Fall 2011 schedule later this month.