We are digging the skeletons out of the closet! God and Fox knows that ‘Bones’ had had a tough time keeping up, sometimes floating and other times not so much. However, the drama behind the scenes is taking centre stage as we wonder if the secrets could renew ‘Bones’ for season 13. What secrets? Find out here!
The gritty bits of Fox’s procedural drama ‘Bones’ are not the only bones in the grave. Although ‘Bones’ could be called somewhat PG 13, the amount of drama that has been associated with it behind the scenes is astonishing! From the lead character’s open admission of infidelity to suing the show for money, ‘Bones’ has seen it all. Well, almost! Here, we will break down for you some of the itty bitty juicy bits that went on behind the curtains, while you wonder if these secrets could renew ‘Bones’ for season 13.
- Emily Deschanel found the show too weird
- David Boreanaz said the show was ending before it did
- ‘Bones’ had a spin-off that didn’t work
- The leads had sued for more money
- Boreanaz’s shocking revelation of infidelity
Emily Deschanel found the show too weird
Not a fan of ‘Bones’? Well, you have a major insider on your team now! ‘Bones’ might come across as a little too strong for the viewers with all the blood and bones and gore, but they are not alone in it. The lead star, Emily Deschanel, expressed how ‘Bones’ grossed her out not unlike some of us. There were things that gave her the heebie-jeebies and creeped her out, although not the things you would expect.
Deschanel explained in an interview that it was not the bones and the blood or the death that actually grossed her out. Instead, it was the show itself. It felt like a whole new level of weird for her. In an anecdote, Deschanel had shared how in one of the episode’s story, a coral inside a bone bothered her. Weirdly enough, it was not the coral inside the bone part, but just the coral, the porous nature of which made her feel iffy. Say what!
David Boreanaz said the show was ending before it did
Here’s a weird little bit among the secrets that could actually mean something if Fox were to renew ‘Bones’ for season 13. Usually, when lead actors from a show drop hints about the goings-on of the show, more than often they turn out to be true. However, David Boreanaz, the lead from ‘Bones’, landed flat on his face when he had revealed that the show was to end after season 8. We all know how that went! ‘Bones’ went on to continue for five more seasons after season 8. Although creator Hart Hanson dismissed the rumours sourced from Boreanaz’s casual comment about being “a free agent” post season 8, we wonder if the two had a tiff on the sets leading the actor to make such comments.
‘Bones’ had a spin-off that didn’t work
Whether uncovering secrets could renew ‘Bones’ for season 13 is still a matter of speculation, but ‘Bones’ did get a spin-off of its own that never made it beyond the first season. The success that ‘Bones’ had brought in for Fox, quite naturally, made the network want to double it. The result was a spin-off named ‘The Finder’, that failed miserably and was taken down just after season 1. The plot of the spin-off followed a man who had a mysterious talent for finding things. Talk about getting too creative! Obviously, the plot was not as interesting as the puzzling murder investigations that ‘Bones’ had to offer and, as expected, ‘The Finder’ had too short a life.
The leads had sued for more money
Channelizing and using their worth to their advantage is something that people should take away from Hollywood stars. The lead actors on ‘Bones’, Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz realised soon enough that they were indispensable to the show bringing in a huge tribe of viewers.
That led to the actors feeling that they have been short-changed in matters of the cheque amount. Both Deschanel and Boreanaz sued the network and show-runner Kathleen Reichs for 10 million dollars right ahead of season 12. The lawsuit claim was not to increase the pay but to answer for the 3 percent gap in the amount the actors were owed. Sooner or later, the lawsuit sank under the ground as the network tried to work it out privately. Whether it was settled or not, is something people still wonder about.
Boreanaz’s shocking revelation of infidelity
Negative publicity brings in more views than anything else and that’s just basic showbiz marketing. While most celebrities try to make their scandals go away and bury them deep under the ground, Boreanaz shocked the world being open about his infidelity. He blatantly admitted in an interview to the “People magazine”, in public, that he had cheated on his wife, Jaime Bergman. Not just that, he continued to call himself arrogant and selfish, pushing Bergman emotionally away from him.
However, the two seems to have worked things out, mostly with couple therapy, and a little bit of work. Dark secrets such as these provide the best publicity for the entertainment industry and we wonder if it could do the same to renew ‘Bones’ for season 13.
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