Screen Junkies » bones http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Tue, 16 Dec 2014 20:27:19 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.3 ‘Bones’ Gets Renewed For A 10th (!) Season http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/bones-gets-renewed-for-a-10th-season/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/bones-gets-renewed-for-a-10th-season/#comments Thu, 30 Jan 2014 19:01:48 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=259015 Oh, 'Bones'!

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Not only is Bones demonstrating its sneaky-quiet success and durability by getting a tenth-season renewal, but its guardian angels at Fox have moved the show from the dregs of Friday night to Monday, where it will probably get more viewers, assuming there is no football on.

What else can be said about Bones? Probably a lot, but I don’t know the first thing about it, and I’m not going to start getting familiar in season ten. Too much time has passed. Too much damn time.

It’s got David Boreanz and a non-adorkable Deschanel sister. Her name is Bones. Or she gets called Bones because she has all these bones. I don’t know if the show has addressed it. But don’t take my word for it. Find out in season 10. Mondays on Fox.

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Check Out FOX’s Fall Schedule And Dream About Watching TV http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/check-out-foxs-fall-schedule-and-dream-about-watching-tv/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/check-out-foxs-fall-schedule-and-dream-about-watching-tv/#comments Mon, 16 May 2011 19:48:04 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=212294 Don't worry, summer only seems like it lasts forever.

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UPDATE: FOX is going to be releasing some clips in the next hour or so, so watch this space if you’re interested.

Everyone hates summer. We’re forced out of our homes by reruns on TV, only to be assaulted by bright sunlight, abrasively green grass, and painfully hot sand. Thankfully, there’s an end in sight to the awful onslaught of summer, as evidenced by FOX’s fall schedule. Here is the darkness at the end of the painfully bright tunnel:

Monday: “Terra Nova,” the impressively ambitious show with dinosaurs or something at 8 PM, followed by “House” at 9 PM.

Tuesday: Some show called”Glee” at 8 PM, followed by the new “The New Girl” with Zooey Deschanel at 9, then “Raising Hope” at 9:30.

Wednesday: “The X-Factor,” which is different from “American Idol” in dozens of ways, starts at 8 PM. Then it’s “I Hate My Teenage Daughter” with Jamie Pressly at 9:30. That’s right, “The X-Factor” is on for an hour and a half.

Thursday: The evening starts at 8 PM with the results show of “The X-Factor,” which mercifully is only an hour long. Then after that it’s “Bones” at 9.

Friday: “Kitchen Nightmares” at 8 PM followed by”Fringe” at 9. That’s why it’s the most popular TV night of the week!

Saturday: “Cops” is inexplicably still on the air at 8 PM, followed by reruns and “occasional” “America’s Most Wanted” after that at 9.

Sunday: It’s Sunday night animation, starting whenever all that football stuff is over -”The Cleveland Show,”"The Simpsons,” a new show from Jonah Hill called “Allen Gregory,”"Family Guy,” and “American Dad.”

Well, there you have it. Keep this in mind as you struggle to make it through another punishing summer. And remember, you can always watch reruns. (The Hollywood Reporter)

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Fox Likes J.J. Abrams And Zoey Deschanel, Christian Slater Not So Much http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/fox-likes-j-j-abrams-and-zoey-deschanel-christian-slater-not-so-much/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/fox-likes-j-j-abrams-and-zoey-deschanel-christian-slater-not-so-much/#comments Wed, 11 May 2011 04:56:07 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=211510 The upfronts are coming up, so Fox executives are pressing the "Greenlight" and "Dump Unceremoniously" buttons with wild abandon.

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The upfronts are coming up, so Fox executives are pressing the “Greenlight” and “Dump Unceremoniously” buttons with wild abandon, before presenting their 2011-12 schedule to advertisers. Here’s what’s cancelled and what’s gladcelled (picked up for series):

- The new J. J. Abrams series “Alcatraz” has officially been greenlit, because Fox needs another beloved, expensive, poorly-rated mystery drama from Abrams right away. The story follows a team of investigators trying to figure out why 1960s prisoners are re-appearing in Alcatraz. Hint: Sideways Universes.

- Also picked up is a “Bones” spin-off called “Finder.” The series stars Geoff Stults as a military-trained “finder” of missing items and persons in Florida. Hint: “Lost and Found” boxes.

- “Human Target” was targeted for cancellation, and subsequently got hit with the dreaded cancellation missile.

- “Breaking In” did just that with strong initial ratings, but the Christian Slater comedy will not make it to season 2.

- “I Hate My Teenage Daughter” is apparently liked, not hated, by Fox executives. They picked up the new Jaime Pressly comedy series.

- “The Chicago Code” has been decoded. It reads: “cancelled.”

- “Traffic Light” got the dreaded red “cancellation” light, not the green one.

- Zooey Deschanel will star in “The New Girl,” a single camera comedy about a teacher who gets dumped. Like all girls who get dumped in movies and TV shows, Deschanel’s quirky teacher character will have to navigate the wacky world… of dating. She’ll do so with her three new dude roommates: “the cynic, the player and the man-child.” Setting my TiVO to “destroy.”

- As I reported earlier, the “House” party continues with season 8.

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FOX Says Yes To More ‘Bones’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/fox-says-yes-to-more-bones/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/fox-says-yes-to-more-bones/#comments Tue, 03 May 2011 17:56:58 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=210219 Get ready to have your mind blown.

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Are you ready to have your mind blown? OK, here goes – you know that show “Bones“? It’s been on for six seasons! Six! And people love it! I know this because FOX has announced that season 7 of the procedural starring David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel has the green light. Here’s FOX Entertainment President Kevin Reilly on “Bones“: “Whoa, that show has been around for like 7 years? That’s crazy, I thought it just started.” Just kidding, here’s the real quote:

“‘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. 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.”

So, there you have it, fans of the FOX procedural “Bones.” Enjoy the rest of your day. (HitFix)

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Fox Found Its ‘Finder’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/fox-found-its-finder/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/fox-found-its-finder/#comments Fri, 28 Jan 2011 22:34:00 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=23247 The new "Bones" spin-off will give America three lovely hours to fall in love with Geoff Stults, who will play the titular Finder.

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The Bones universe is far, far too large to be contained in just one hour per week. Fortunately, Fox realizes this and solves the problem with ‘The Finder.’ The new “Bones” spin-off will be introduced in episode 19 of this season, giving America three lovely hours to fall in love with Geoff Stults, who, it was announced today, will play the titular Finder.

What else do we know about “The Finder”? The character is based on “The Locator” series of books from Richard Greener. They seem to be a very literal bunch producing these shows. The finder is a locator. Got it. His partner will be played by Michael Clarke Duncan, wh I am obligated to tell you is an Oscar nominee for his work in The Green Mile.

It seems more than a little goofy that the show is being considered a spinoff when it’s pretty clear that the producers are shoehorning this character into the final three episodes of this season solely for the purpose of building an audience for the new show’s premiere. It should be more accurately be described as a “Bones”-incubated show, rather than a spinoff. But that’s wordy.

“Tune in to Fox this for “The Finder.” If you’re a fan of “Bones,” then you’ll fall in love with the new show from the people tangentially associated with it! Tuesdays this fall, after all-new episodes of “Are You Smarter Than a Haitian?”(Deadline)

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Michaela Conlin http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/michaela-conlin/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/michaela-conlin/#comments Fri, 12 Nov 2010 19:00:04 +0000 Reza F. http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Gallery&p=8025 If you follow the weekly procedural escapades of Fox’s “Bones” you know Michaela Conlin best as Angela Montenegro, a forensics-minded sometimes-bohemian party child and the titular character’s closest confidant.

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If you follow the weekly procedural escapades of Fox’s “Bones” you know Michaela Conlin best as Angela Montenegro, a forensics-minded sometimes-bohemian party child and the titular character’s closest confidant. A Pennsylvania native who got her start on the short-lived Bravo reality series “The It Factor,” Conlin has been with “Bones” since the beginning, bringing to the show her distinct comedic flair, as well as a much-appreciated “gorgeous half-Asian chick” factor.

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Tamara Taylor http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/tamara-taylor/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/tamara-taylor/#comments Thu, 11 Nov 2010 19:10:30 +0000 Reza F. http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Gallery&p=7630 Until she scored a leading role on Fox’s lady-centric detective series “Bones,” Tamara Taylor’s acting career was, for the most part, a collection of guest shots and short appearances dating back to her television debut in 1991.

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Until she scored a leading role on Fox’s lady-centric detective series “Bones,” Tamara Taylor’s acting career was, for the most part, a collection of guest shots and short appearances dating back to her television debut in 1991. Taylor has traded up significantly since then, taking a role in “Bones” originally planned to last only six episodes before ending in her character’s death, and transforming it into a legitimate franchise fixture.

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Review: ‘Bones’ Season 6 Premiere http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/review-bones-season-6-premiere/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/review-bones-season-6-premiere/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 I know from previous writing experience that “Bones” fans hate spoilers, yet they love to read about “Bones.” I respect that. I don’t want to ruin anything for you, but I know you want to know about the season premiere, so I’ll be as vague as possible and just try to tell you what’s good so you can look forward to it. Seeing some different settings in the opening of the show is cool. Fans probably know where the characters have gone off to, but just in case I’ll leave that up to the imagination. Wherever they are, it adds a little epic feel, even if it was shot locally. It adds some action and a chance for characters to bring their unique qualities to a different world. The ladies get a chance to be sexy too. More after the jump...

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I know from previous writing experience that “Bones” fans hate spoilers, yet they love to read about “Bones.” I respect that. I don’t want to ruin anything for you, but I know you want to know about the season premiere, so I’ll be as vague as possible and just try to tell you what’s good so you can look forward to it.

Seeing some different settings in the opening of the show is cool. Fans probably know where the characters have gone off to, but just in case I’ll leave that up to the imagination. Wherever they are, it adds a little epic feel, even if it was shot locally. It adds some action and a chance for characters to bring their unique qualities to a different world. The ladies get a chance to be sexy too.

More after the jump…

It’s still a different sort of “Bones” episode. There’s a case but it’s more about the team. The team is in a different place now and not everyone agrees on where they should be. That creates some good drama and challenges characters to think about their decisions. It’s very equal to everyone on the team so any storyline you’re following gets attention. There’s some stuff you’re really going to like. It goes there, but I won’t spoil who goes there or for where there is.

The dialogue is sharp as ever. The characters don’t avoid the issues left dangling before, and their conversations are whimsical and ironic. I’m always glad when someone takes a cliché literally and thus points out that the clichés we use in common speech are actually not descriptive at all. Thanks for improving the language skills of America, “Bones.” (I mean that seriously. I don’t like the expression “serious as a heart attack” so they should absolutely have intelligent characters point out its absurdity.)

The case itself could be especially upsetting. I mean, if you’ve been watching different carcasses every week for five years, I still think the body on this slab would be more disturbing. The details of it are fascinating. The team is back in top form and they quickly disprove assumptions that professionals made. This mystery kept me guessing, with two parallel questions both of which are surprising. Hour long shows tend to keep investigations simple, but “Bones” can still misdirect and pay it off.

I’d love to talk about more specifics, but if you watch “Bones” you probably already know the general level of quality. This is just to assure you that the season premiere delivers the goods and goes where you’d want it to. I even liked the staging of scenes on the backlot, just little details that make it feel more populated. We’ll talk more after Thursday night.
 

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