Bones is an American drama television series that premiered on the Fox Television Network on September 13, 2005. The Bones TV series is centered around crime scene forensics and police criminal procedures.
Each season episode of Bones focuses on a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) case file concerning the mystery behind the discovery of human remains. The human remains are usually presented by FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth to the forensic anthropology team of Dr. Temperance “Bones” Brennan.
Emily Deschanel stars in the show’s lead acting role and stars along with David Boreanaz, who plays Special Agent Seeley Booth. The remainder of the cast includes actors Michaela Conlin, T. J. Thyne, Tamara Taylor, and John Francis Daley.
The Bones television series was originally created by Hart Hanson. The program is loosely based on the life of a real-life forensic anthropologist, Kathy Reichs, who is actually a producer on the Bones TV series. The title character of the show, Dr. Temperance “Bones” Brennan, is named after the protagonist of Reichs’ crime novel series. The show is a joint production by Josephson Entertainment, Far Field Productions, and 20th Century Fox Television.
List of Bones TV Series Episodes
The series ran for an impressive 12 seasons with a total of 246 episodes. Each episode was a total of 43 minutes long. If you’re interested in crime scene investigations and police procedural dramas, you’ll love this series. Many of the cases are patterned after actual FBI cases and the investigation procedures are true to the craft.
Each episode is packed with forensic material and provides an interesting depiction of the life of forensic anthropologists. All of the episodes are available for purchase via Amazon.com.
- S1 – E1 – Pilot – Brennan and Booth investigate the murder of a young, female intern in the U.S. Senate.
- S1 – E2 – The Man in the SUV – The team works on a case of a diplomat accused of a suicide bombing. The forensic evidence suggests that he was framed for the crime.
- S1 – E3 – A Boy in a Tree – Brennan and Booth investigate a hanging. At first, it appears to be a suicide, but the evidence leads them to believe otherwise.
- S1 – E4 – The Man in the Bear – The team goes to Washington to find out how someone’s arm ended up in a bear.
- S1 – E5 – A Boy in a Bush – In this episode, the duo worth together to figure out who killed a young boy.
- S1 – E6 – The Man in the Wall – The body of a prominent nightclub DJ is found hidden behind a wall.
- S1 – E7 – The Man on Death Row – This episode leads Booth and Brennan to investigate the case of a man on death row. They uncover evidence that sheds light on his case.
- S1 – E8 – The Girl in the Fridge – A girl’s body is found in a refrigerator.
- S1 – E9 – The Man in the Fallout Shelter – Brennan, Booth and the team has to be quarantined in the lab due to a potentially deadly virus.
- S1 – E10 – The Woman at the Airport – A call girl is murdered and Booth and Brennan go to Los Angeles to investigate the murder.
- S1 – E11 – The Woman in the Car – The team investigates the murder of a woman, whose burned remains are found.
- S1 – E12 – The Superhero in the Alley – Investigation into the death of a young person.
- S1 – E13 – The Woman in the Garden – Two decomposed bodies are found and linked to a street gang and a U.S. Senator.
- S1 – E14 – The Man on the Fairway – The team investigates a plane crash with a mysterious passenger.
- S1 – E15 – Two Bodies in the Lab – Brennan’s investigation of a mafia boss and a young woman land him in the crosshairs of an assassin.
- S1 – E16 – The Nightmare Within the Nightmare – The team searches for a serial killer known as The Puppeteer.
- S1 – E17 – The Skull in the Desert – Angela finds a skull in the desert and she fears it is her missing boyfriend.
- S1 – E18 – The Man with the Bone – A dead body is found holding a 300-year-old finger.
- S1 – E19 – The Man in Morgue – Brennan wakes up in a New Orleans hotel room and doesn’t know what happened the night before.
- S1 – E20 – The Graft in the Girl – Booth’s boss wants to know why his daughter is dying of a rare form of lung cancer.
- S1 – E21 – The Soldier on the Grave – The team investigates the death of a protest in a famous cemetery.
- S1 – E22 – The Woman in Limbo – Brennan makes a startling discovery about a woman’s remains.
The second season has 21 episodes.
- S2 – E1 – The Titan on the Tracks –
- S2 – E2 – Mother and Child in the Bay –
- S2 – E3 – The Boy in the Shroud –
- S2 – E4 – The Blonde in the Game –
- S2 – E5 – The Truth in the Lye –
- S2 – E6 – The Girl in Suite 2103 –
- S2 – E7 – The Girl with the Curl –
- S2 – E8 – The Woman in the Sand –
- S2 – E9 – Aliens in a Spaceship –
- S2 – E10 – The Headless Witch in the Woods –
- S2 – E11 – Judas on a Pole –
- S2 – E12 – The Man in the Cell –
- S2 – E13 – The Girl in the Gator –
- S2 – E14 – The Man in the Mansion
- S2 – E15 – Bodies in the Book
- S2 – E16 – The Boneless Bride in the River
- S2 – E17 – The Priest in the Churchyard
- S2 – E18 – The Killer in the Concrete
- S2 – E19 – Spaceman in a Crater
- S2 – E20 – The Glowing Bones in the Old Stone House
- S2 – E21 – Stargazer in a Puddle
View a complete list of Bones TV series episodes on the show’s Wikipedia page. The series is also available on DVD.
Production Company and Executive Producers
The Bones TV series is produced by Josephson Entertainment, Far Field Productions, and 20th Century Fox Television. The series is distributed by 20th Century Fox Television. The executive producers are Barry Josephson, Carla Kettner, Hart Hanson, Ian Toynton, Jonathan Collier, Michael Peterson, Stephen Nathan, and Randy Zisk.
Critical Response, Ratings, and Awards
The series received generally positive ratings from its audience, resulting in the 12-season run. Here are some ratings from around the web:
- Amazon Video viewers give the series a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars
- Metacritic gave the show a rating of 55 out of 100
- The series received 7.9 out of 10 stars on IMDB
- TV.com rated the show 8.9 out of 10 stars
- 95% of Google Users said they like the show
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