Will the eighth season of Bones be its last? That’s what star David Boreanaz was implying on Twitter late Wednesday. The actor who plays Special Agent Seeley Booth posted a series of tweets teasing a possible end to the FOX cult fave, including how he’ll become a “free agent” after next spring so “the Bones fair (sic) well tour is in full-swing.”

He goes on to say next month’s Comic-Con in San Diego “should be a blast and quite possibly the last for Bones Farewell tour? Look forward to seeing everyone there” before adding “you must always keep your options open and ready for new challenges. The fear is the unknown and that’s exciting.”

Needless to say, he panicked more than a few fans.

Is it really time to sound the death knell on the aging drama? One key insider told EW that it’s not dead, while another said Bones’ studio, 20th Century Fox TV, hasn’t even had discussions about what will happen beyond season 8. Meanwhile, the show averaged more than 9 million viewers in season 7. Though it didn’t perform as well as it did in season 6, when it lured more than 11 million, the audience was certainly large and dedicated enough this year to earn it a spot on Fox’s Monday lineup this fall.

Stay tuned.

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