Fox is working on a potential spinoff of forensics procedural “Bones.” The plan is to introduce a recurring character (currently in the casting phase) and use his appearances as a backdoor pilot, also known in Hollywood circles as a “Travolta.” Deadline says…
[The spinoff] would be based on The Locator series of two books written by Richard Greener that centers on Walter Sherman aka “the Locator”. Walter is described as an eccentric, obstreperous and amusing reclusive man in his late 20s-30s with highly sought after abilities to find anything. He is skeptical of every statement and often asks offensive, seemingly irrelevant questions which oddly enough turn out to be extremely relevant.
Tentative title: “Lie to Me House Locator, M.D.”
A former military policeman, Walter knows Agent Booth (David Boreanaz) from their time serving in Iraq together, and the two dislike each other very much. Meanwhile, Dr. Brennan (Emily Deschanel) finds him very intriguing. Walter was injured overseas and suffered brain damage which lead to his honorable discharge, as well as his ever present state of paranoia.
Yup, that’s precisely what happens when veterans have brain injuries. It turns them into borderline autistic savants whose lack of interpersonal skills are sure to entertain viewers. Totally accurate! When they’re not committing suicide, that is. Maybe Fox can make a show about a veteran who gets from place to place more easily after his legs get blown off because he develops THE POWER OF FLIGHT.