January 29, 2014

THE SKED: “Bones” Rattles to Season 10; “Almost Human” Isn’t Quite


FOX has announced the Season 10 renewal of BONES, which isn’t a major surprise, considering that the show has been a reliable performer for the network wherever it’s been scheduled–most recently in the netherworld of Friday nights.  (The only thing that could have kept Bones from a renewal was the cost associated with talent and producers who have so much seniority; it was also announced that experienced producer Stephen Nathan will take over as showrunner, since series creator Hart Hanson has the new Backstrom taking up his time.)  Its latest move will come on March 10, when it goes back to Mondays after ALMOST HUMAN has aired its season finale, providing a sturdy lead-in for the suddenly floundering THE FOLLOWING.

The cut-off for Almost Human is probably an indication that its chances for renewal are weak, and FOX is also showing little confidence in its midseason crime drama GANG RELATED, which still hasn’t been scheduled (KITCHEN NIGHTMARES will take over the Friday 8PM slot where Bones is now).


About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."