Nellie Andreeva

Dramedy procedural Bones will continue to be the longest-running live-action series on Fox with a renewal for a ninth season. The pickup came after stars Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz, whose current contracts were up at the end of this season, closed new deals right before the New Year. “After more than 150 episodes, Bones continues to be one of television’s most dynamic and consistent dramas,” said Fox chairman Kevin Reilly.

Bones returns with all new episodes, beginning with a two-hour winter premiere, on Monday. It will be used to launch Fox’s midseason drama hopeful The Following. Bones was created by Hart Hanson. Hanson, Stephen Nathan, Ian Toynton, Barry Josephson and Jonathan Collier are executive producers for 20th Century Fox TV.

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