'Bones' Season 8: It's on! FOX renews series for 2012-2013

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bones-s7-premiere-ratings.jpgGreat news, "Bones" fans! Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, and the rest of the gang will be returning to FOX after this season. The network has just announced an official Season 8 pickup for the show, which was presented on a shorter schedule in Season 7 to accommodate Deschanel's maternity leave.

"Over the past seven seasons, Hart Hanson, Stephen Nathan and the incredible BONES cast and crew have redefined the traditional crime procedural with an irreverent and adventurous sensibility and I'm really happy to have this distinctive, fan-favorite on our schedule for another season," says Kevin Reilly, president of FOX Entertainment.

Season 8 will push "Bones" past the 150-episode mark, making their syndication deal even more lucrative.

The news comes just before the show returns from its extended hiatus. "Bones" will air a new episode on Monday, April 2 -- in which Brennan and Booth will finally meet their baby daughter.
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