One of the longest-running prime-time TV shows in the history of the Big 4 broadcast network Fox will end its run after 246 episodes. The network announced plans today to wrap the procedural “Bones.”
The show will return for its spring premiere on Thursday, April 14. It will then air a final 12-episode season in 2016-2017.
Fox Television Group Chairmen and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman made the announcement.
“The 12-episode run will celebrate the inventive series and bring the storylines of Brennan (Emily Deschanel), Booth (David Boreanaz) and the Jeffersonian-FBI team to a close, allowing the show’s loyal fans to say goodbye to these indelible characters,” the network said in its announcement. “When ‘Bones’ ends its run, the series will have completed 246 original episodes, making it one of the longest-running Fox series ever.”
The series first aired in September 2005.