FOX has released its Winter Premiere schedule and there are a few changes.
Sleepy Hollow returns on January 6th, following Rosewood, with its new Witness; New Girl moves to Tuesday, beginning January 3rd, leading in to new comedy series The Mick (in its regular timeslot) – which, in turn, leads into Bones: The Final Chapter.
24: Legacy gets a two-night premiere – following Super bowl LI on Sunday, February 5th before shifting to its regular timeslot on Monday, February 6th – leading in to new drama APB.
Les Daniels’ new music biz series Star will premiere following the Empire winter finale on Wednesday, December 14th before shifting to its regular timeslot on Wednesday, January 4th.
For the rest of the FOX Winter Premiere dates, full schedule and series descriptions follow the jump.
Bones has long been one of FOX’s most highly regarded utility players – every time the show moves (and that has been fairly frequently) its fans follow it, generating solid enough ratings to take it to its twelfth and final season.
When the final season’s twelve episodes begin, fans are promised a host of nods – fan favorite guest stars and squinterns are only the beginning.
Bones: Season Twelve premieres on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. Read on for hints of the rewards that lie in store for loyal fans.
FOX has made a few tweaks to its 2016-17 schedule: Pitch (following Major League Baseball’s first female pitcher) is moving up to Thursdays this Fall; longtime hit Bones will begin its final season on Thursday in Winter 2017, and Prison Break will air Tuesdays in Spring 2017.
The Bones/Supernatural crossover may be the weirdest crossover ever – yet never oversteps the boundaries of either show. It begins with the Bones (FOX, Thursdays, 8/7C) episode The Resurrection in the Remains and concludes with the Sleepy Hollow (FOX, Thursdays, 9/8C) episode Dead Men Tell No Tales.
Although the integration of each show’s characters into the others’ continuity is fun, the crossover is a bit of a cheat insofar as it is not one story told in two parts, but rather two stories with a single link (characters aside) between them.
We now have a plotline for the Bones/Sleepy Hollow crossover: On Bones, when Brennan and Booth follow clues gleaning from the discovery of grisly human remains, they encounter Ichabod Crane and Abbie Mills and discover they’re after the same evidence.
For the tagline for Sleepy Hollow half of the crossover, follow the jump.
The Bones/Sleepy Hollow crossover airs Thursday, October 29th beginning with Bones (8/7C) and concluding on Sleepy Hollow (9/8C).
When Bones returns tomorrow night (FOX, Thursdays, 8/7C), it brings the reappearance of Cyndi Lauper’s psychic Avalon Harmonia – though she’s not visiting the Jeffersonian to help with the (as usual) messy case of the week. Nor is she there with warnings of tough times ahead for Booth (David Boreanaz).
Last week, Emily Deschanel and series showrunner Stephen Nathan did touch on those topics – as well as the continuing excellence of the technicians who create all those icky bodies and more – during a conference all Q&A with a number of bloggers/journalists.
Doing a conference call Q&A with Bones showrunner Stephen Nathan, solo, still feels a bit odd. Once again, we were talking to him without the show’s creator, Hart Hanson – and Nathan’s riffing partner – present (Hanson, of course, is working away on FOX’s Backstrom – a series he also created).
Other than that, it was business as usual as Nathan talked about FOX’s most durable and dependable series – and the show’s milestone 200th episode.
FOX has set the dates for its winter premieres for new scripted shows Backstrom (January 22nd), The Last Man On Earth (March 1st) and Weird Loners (March 31st) – and unscripted World’s Funniest Fails (working title) (January 16th).
Returning scripted shows include Glee’s final 13-episode season (two-hour premiere on January 9th), The following (two-hour premiere on March 2n) and Bones (March 26th). Unscripted returnees include Masterchef Junior (January 6th) and Hell’s Kitchen (March 3rd).
For a complete schedule for new and returning FOX shows (day/date/time), follow the jump.
Backstrom, the new series from the creator of FOX’s long-lived Bones, is a procedural that features a despicable, alcoholic, lazy, yet brilliant detective – the Backstrom of the title – played by Rainn Wilson. Yup, he sounds like Gregory House as a cop – but he may be even less functional outside business hours.
Backstrom is coming soon to FOX. Check out the new teaser after the jump.