boes finder spin off review 'Bones' could share Season 7 with 'Finder' spin off while Emily Deschanel is away

Some bittersweet news for “Bones” fans: the proposed “Finder” spin-off could be heading to FOX’s fall schedule… while “Bones” star Emily Deschanel‘s pregnancy sidelines her own series.

Deadline reports that FOX is exploring ways to keep “Bones” going during Deschanel’s maternity leave, and one of the suggestions is plugging in “Finder” storylines for as many as 6 to 7 episodes.

The proposal would boost the potential series’ prospects of a full series order to the network’s nearly-full schedule down the line and alleviate pressure to keep “Bones” on the air without its lead actress.

“The Finder,” a backdoor pilot introduced during an April episode of “Bones,” stars Geoff Stults as a neurotic Walter Sherman who has an uncanny ability to find anything. Deadline reports that Stults and sidekick Michael Clarke Duncan are both in contention for the pseudo pick-up, though there’s no mention of other pilot co-star Saffron Burrows.

We here at Zap2it really liked “The Finder.” And “Bones” fans seemed largely in favor of it, with two-thirds of polled readers saying they’d to see the series make it to TV — but does this news change your opinion?

Posted by:Mikey O'Connell