FOX renews ‘Bones’ for Season 11

Often buried in seemingly random and unpredictable corners of FOX's schedule, “Bones” continues to be exhumed every spring.

FOX announced on Friday (May 8) that “Bones” has officially been renewed for an 11th season.

The renewal, which was expected but also still long-in-coming, came the morning after “Bones” drew just over 4.5 million viewers and a 1.1 rating among adults 18-49 for a two-hour airing, both numbers up from last week.

FOX's renewal lists regulars Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, TJ Thyne, Michaela Conlin, Tamara Taylor and John Boyd all locked down for next season.

There is, however, a change at the top. Jonathan Collier and Michael Peterson will be taking over as showrunners, with Stephen Nathan taking “a temporary step back to work on other projects for FOX,” though the network homes to have him back at some point during the season.

FOX didn't mention an episode count.

The 10th season finale for “Bones,” which weathered a three-plus month hiatus earlier in the season, will air on June 11. Although it has frequently seemed to be hovering on the bubble for FOX, “Bones” soared past its 200th episode earlier this season.

FOX will reveal its full schedule on Monday, May 11.

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