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Fox Developing a 'Bones' Spinoff

by Jean Bentley, posted Oct 22nd 2010 11:30AM
'Bones'Though 'Bones' creator Hart Hanson said today that he's in the middle of developing a spinoff from his hit show, there's one catch -- we haven't met the spinoff character just yet.

Deadline Hollywood reports that Hanson is behind the potential new series, which, like its predecessor, would be based on a book series. The spinoff would follow Walter Sherman, an eccentric man who can locate anything and the main character in Richard Greener's 'The Locator' series.

The yet-to-be-cast Sherman would know Booth from Iraq, and while he'd clash with the FBI agent, he'd intrigue Dr. Brennan.

Since the character hasn't been introduced yet, wouldn't this just be a launching pad for a new series as opposed to a true spinoff? Not that Hanson doesn't have the skill to pull it off -- he's got a knack for writing lovable yet socially awkward scientists. On the bright side, we won't lose any of the Jeffersonian gang. They're all spinoff-worthy characters -- except maybe morose intern Fisher -- but they work better all together.

What do you think of the spinoff? Would you watch?

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when does the next bones show come onto fox? baseball is boring... bones is not.

October 27 2010 at 4:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Donna Lloyd

I don't particularly like spin-off shows. Right now I LOVE "Bones" and have been a dedicated fan since it began. So, No to be honest, I would probably not check out a spin-off.

October 26 2010 at 12:01 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

The spinoff I want is one featuring the Zach Addy character. It would be a whole redemption story, kind of like Angel from Buffy.

October 25 2010 at 8:56 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Hey Andy NCIS got it's debut after Mark Harmon's character Gibbs went after Harm for the murder of Lt. Singer. Although it technically was a JAG episode, it was the introduction of NCIS, which makes it a JAG spin-off.

October 25 2010 at 2:36 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Some instances where spinoffs were successful:

1. "Laverne & Shirley" and "Mork & Mindy" (both from "Happy Days")

2. "Lou Grant" and "Rhoda" (both from "The Mary Tyler Moore" show)

3. "Maude" and "The Jeffersons" (from "All In The Family")

4. "Good Times" (from "Maude")

5. "Knots Landing" (from "Dallas"--I hated both of them because they were soap operas)

6. "Melrose Place" (from "Beverly Hills 90210"--see number 5 above for my opinion)

Does anyone remember other examples?

October 25 2010 at 1:31 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Angel did pretty well after spinning off from Buffy. It is still in syndication.

October 25 2010 at 1:15 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Oh, I thought the good news was Bones was cancelled. maybe next year. GARBAGE

October 24 2010 at 11:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Whatever happened to the intern Zack. He was a big part of the show for us and we miss him. Did he leave of his own accord and will he be back and when.

October 24 2010 at 11:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Boycott Fox TV

October 24 2010 at 11:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

It is either "Bones" or not.. No spin-off!!!!

October 24 2010 at 11:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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