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Fox burying Bones

Scripted-logo-460_2Fox has ordered a new season of Bones, which the network said will be the last of the long-running procedural.

The twelfth and final run of the show will take the number of episodes in Bones to 246, making it one of Fox’s longest-running series ever.

“In times like these, marked by instability and doubt, it’s comforting to know the world can count on at least one dependable beacon of stability,” said series creator. Apparently, that beacon is Bones.

“It just shows what you can do with an amalgam of genius cast, amazing crew, cunning writers, stalwart studio, sweat, a tough economy, a mercurial network, determination, luck, magic, miracles and the most loyal audience in the world.”

Bones has been part of the fabric of our network and studio for over a decade, and during that time it has attracted one of the most devoted fan bases we’ve ever seen,” said Fox network chiefs Dana Walden and Gary Newman in a join statement. “So it was extremely important to us and to Hart, the producers and the cast that we send the show off in a way that gives those loyal fans a meaningful and satisfying conclusion.”

The show follows a novel-writing forensic anthropologist and her FBI partner.

Bones still regularly wins its slot on RTL in Germany, and the Fox-distributed show has sold well internationally. Key territories still demanding US procedurals, which are in increasingly short supply.