'Bones': David Boreanaz tweets news of Season 7 renewal [Updated]

bones-david-boreanaz-directing.jpg UPDATE 8:15 a.m. May 3: FOX has made the Season 7 pickup official.

"[Creator] Hart Hanson and the fantastic cast and crew, as well as the millions of loyal 'Bones' fans, make this show really special, and I'm excited to have it on our air for another stellar season," FOX Entertainment president Kevin Reilly says.

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If verified celebrity Twitter accounts are to be believed, "Bones" is coming back for a Season 7.

We never really considered the possibility of a 2011-12 season without the FOX drama. But it's already May and paperwork has thus-far kept us from an official pick-up. Now "Bones" star David Boreanaz, amidst his flurry of hockey tweets, announced May 2 that "Season 7 is GO."

TV Guide ads a bit more weight to the news, reporting that FOX and 20th Century Fox plan on announcing the one-year renewal later in the week.

When speaking with press in April, creator Hart Hanson (who was "very confident" about a pick-up) acknowledged that Emily Deschanel's pregnancy would likely affect production. "Season 7 would probably be a curtailed season in some respects," he says, "We don't know how much yet.

Zap2it reached out to FOX for confirmation, but given the late hour, they did not immediately respond.
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