Television says goodbye tonight to another long-running series when Fox’s Bones ends its 12-year-run. Though it never achieved juggernaut ratings, this procedural crime drama was one of the first in the genre to stick after the historic success of CBS’ CSI franchise had every network scrambling to find similar shows of their own. Bones had legions of loyal fans (a.k.a. Boneheads) consistently tuning in to see the weekly adventures of crime-solving forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and F.B.I. Special Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz). Notably, the series signs off with the distinction of being the longest-running drama in Fox’ history. It was also known as the network's most reliable utility player, frequently called upon to replace ailing shows and rarely remaining on the same night or at the same time for more than a year or two in a row.
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