Bones Renewed for Eighth Season

Entertainment Mar. 29, 2012 AT 1:12PM
Brennan (Emily Deschanel, R) and Booth (David Boreanaz, L) on Bones Brennan (Emily Deschanel, R) and Booth (David Boreanaz, L) on Bones Credit: FOX

Good news for Bones fans!

Not only do they have the birth of Booth (David Boreanaz) and Brennan (Emily Deschanel)'s baby to look forward to April 2, but on Thursday, FOX announced plans for a full eight season pickup.

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"Over the past seven seasons, [executive producers] 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," FOX's Entertainment President Kevin Reilly told Us Weekly in a statement.

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The procedural -- which will celebrate its 150th episode during season 8 -- was aired on a shorter schedule this year to accommodate Deschanel's pregnancy, which was written into the show.

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Deschanel and her husband, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's David Hornsby, welcomed son Henry in September 2011.

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