Fox has renewed one of its series, reports our good friend Mike Schneider at TVGuide,com.
According to Mike, "After another down-to-the-wire negotiation, Fox and 20th Century Fox TV are expected to announce a firm one-year renewal for ‘Bones’ later this week." The show premiered on Fox in September, 2005.
Adds Mike, "Deal is believed to be just for one additional year — not unusual, given the show’s age and Fox’s limited shelf space. Like the last ‘Bones’ negotiation in 2009, the sticking point in the negotiations came down to what a new deal meant for the show’s profit participants. The studio and the network, which are both owned by News Corp., wanted to make sure that a deal was in place that could be signed off by everyone (and avoid lawsuits down the road)."
Finally Mike says, "Still unresolved: How [show creator and executive producer Hart] Hanson plans to accommodate star Emily Deschanel’s pregnancy. Among the possibilities: a shorter season, or perhaps a handful of episodes without [Deschanel’s character, Dr. Temperance ‘Bones’] Brennan. "”m ready to pitch a bunch of alternatives,’ Hanson told reporters last month."