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‘Bones’ Sets Final Season Premiere Date at Fox

Twelve-episode run will bring back ”an old flame from one of the team’s past,“ producers promise

The final season of “Bones” has been set for a Tuesday, January 3 premiere at 9 o’clock on Fox.

Over the closing 12-episode run, producers plan to bring back “fan-favorite guest stars and squinterns, as well as an old flame from one of the team’s past,” Fox said Thursday in a media release.

And of course, what final season would be complete without a(nother) wedding? There will also be a serial killer storyline, we’re promised.

“From the very first season, ‘Bones’ was called ‘The Little Engine That Could.’ So we could not be prouder of ending up as Fox’s longest-running scripted drama,” said creator and executive producer Hart Hanson. “And we got there because of an insanely loyal, loud, lovely, lively audience.”

“We’ve loved working on ‘Bones’ and are so excited to bring our fans this final season,” said executive producers and showrunners Jonathan Collier and Michael Peterson. “After 12 years on the air, it’s an honor to be able to write the exciting and meaningful ending, which the show deserves.”

“Working with Hart Hanson, the ‘Bones’ writing staff, Kathy Reichs, our cast and crew and especially Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz has been the most rewarding experience over the past 12 seasons,” added executive producer Barry Josephson. “I know all will have continued great success!”

“A show this beloved by fans worldwide deserves a proper send-off, and that is just what we intend to do,” said David Madden, president, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. “These final 12 episodes will wrap up storylines and bid farewell to characters who have become part of the fabric of popular culture. Once again, we’d like to thank David, Emily and the entire ‘Bones’ cast, as well as Hart, Stephen Nathan, Barry Josephson, and this season’s showrunners, Michael Peterson and Jonathan Collier. In the pantheon of Fox series, ‘Bones’ has carved out a unique place for 12 incredible seasons, and we couldn’t be more grateful for its continued success over the course of this past decade.”

“Bones” hails from Far Field Productions and Josephson Entertainment in association with 20th Century Fox Television.

Hanson, Barry Josephson, Stephen Nathan, Randy Zisk, Jonathan Collier and Michael Peterson are executive producers.