Good news, “Bones” fans. The show has not only been renewed for its 10th season (2014 – 2015) which will feature its 200th episode, but “Bones” is also returning to Mondays after airing Fridays the past few weeks, beginning March 10.
“Over the course of nine seasons, “Bones” has grown from a hit crime procedural into a beloved pillar of our lineup that resonates with fans in a way that only the best of shows can,” Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Entertainment, FOX Broadcasting Company said in a statement. “Our viewers have embraced Emily, David and the entire cast and characters of “Bones” as their very own, and I think they are going to love what Hart Hanson and Stephen Nathan have planned for Season 10!”
Yes, even after nine seasons, there are still stories to tell and still reasons why you should still be watching the show, and here are just a few of them:
1. The show has been better ever since Booth and Brennan got together.
As much fun as it was to watch the “will they/won’t they” aspect of their relationship, it was a relief when “The Change in the Game” happened. Brennan revealed she was pregnant, and season seven began with them together months later, preparing to welcome a baby. Marriage hasn’t changed the heart of their relationship, and that is an essential part of the series.
2. You care about all the characters.
Sure, Booth and Brennan may be the two main characters, but Angela, Hodgins, Cam, and Sweets are just as important. We’re still finding out more about these characters and I love watching their friendships and relationships grow stronger and hit bumps (like this year with Booth and Angela). Like we saw in “The Sense in the Sacrifice,” this is that group of people who could kill you and get away with it.
3. The squinterns-of-the-week have become part of the family.
After Zack, I’ll admit I was more than a little wary of the rotating squinterns, but over the past few years, each has grown on me, even Daisy and Oliver, who have had more than their fair share of annoying moments. Vincent’s death couldn’t have been more heartbreaking, and now it’s impossible not to worry about Wendell’s future. What could have backfired, especially because fans still want to see Zack return, has been very entertaining, and I look forward to seeing more of the current and new squinterns in the future.
4. There are always more gross crime scenes to visit.
Just when I think “Bones” has created the grossest crime scene it could, another episode airs and I’m proven wrong. The disgusting moments aren’t always limited to crime scenes either; just think back to earlier this season when Cam peeled back a face in the lab.
5. Each serial killer is more intriguing than the last.
The series has had its fair share of formidable foes, including the Gravedigger, Jacob Broadsky, and more recently Pelant, who was such a fascinating character, I wanted to see more of him despite everything he did. Now, we’re presented with a new serial killer in the Ghost Killer, whose existence is still in question.
6. Don’t you want to see what’s planned for episode 200?
The show’s 100th episode was “The Parts in the Sum of the Whole,” an episode fans of Booth and Brennan’s relationship won’t forget anytime soon. It looked back at their first case together and their first kiss and showed Booth taking a chance, one that Brennan couldn’t reciprocate at the time. I expect the 200th episode to be just as memorable as the 100th, no matter what happens.
There has been chatter that “Bones” season 10 could be its last. Are there still more stories to tell? Should the series continue or possibly end sooner rather than later while still on top? Head to the comments with your thoughts on the show’s future and what you still love about it.
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