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'Bones' final season details, premiere date revealed

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The beginning of the end of Fox’s Bones now has a premiere date — and some new plot details.

Fox just announced that Bones: The Final Chapter will debut on Tuesday, Jan. 3 at 9 p.m.

But there’s also this description: “Throughout the final chapter, fans will see the return of fan-favorite guest stars and squinterns, as well as an old flame from one of the team’s past. Fans also will experience a wedding, follow an epic serial killer storyline, go undercover in a lumberjack competition and see Booth (David Boreanaz) and Brennan’s (Emily Deschanel) marriage get put to the test. As always, new guest stars will be introduced, as well as a final round of gory murders, from which brand-new investigations will arise.”

Creator Hart Hanson says: “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. And we got there because of an insanely loyal, loud, lovely, lively audience.”

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

David Madden, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company: “A show this beloved by fans worldwide deserves a proper send-off, and that is just what we intend to do.” 

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