Fox isn’t burying the bones just yet.
The network announced Wednesday that it has renewed its long-running drama “Bones” for a 10th season -- oh, and it’s moving the show once again to Mondays, too.
Currently in its ninth season, with a new episode airing this Friday, the series will return to Mondays beginning March 10. The renewal announcement will help the crime procedural, starring Emily Deschanel as a forensic anthropologist and David Boreanaz as an FBI special agent, reach its milestone 200th episode.
“Over the course of nine seasons, ‘Bones’ has grown from a hit crime procedural into a beloved pillar of our lineup that resonates with fans in a way that only the best of shows can,” said Fox’s chairman of entertainment, Kevin Reilly. “Our viewers have embraced Emily, David and the entire cast and characters of ‘Bones’ as their very own, and I think they are going to love what [executive producers] Hart Hanson and Stephen Nathan have planned for Season 10!”
“Bones” has jumped around the network’s primetime grid several times during its run. Last fall, it moved to Friday nights at 8 p.m., all the while managing to maintain some of its stride. The current season is averaging 8.6 million viewers and a 2.4 rating in the key demographic of adults ages 18 to 49.