bones spin off delay FOX expects 'Bones' and 'House' back next season, pending negotiations

Fans of “Bones” and “House” may not have gotten the early renewals that they’ve been hoping for at the Jan. 11 Television Critics Association press tour, but FOX Entertainment president Kevin Reilly and FOX Networks Entertainment chairman Peter Rice did offer the next best thing.

“I anticipate they’re both going to be back,” says Reilly. “We have some negotiations to go through.”

Creatively, both executives are pleased with two of the networks’ longest running series. In their respective sixth and seventh seasons, “Bones” and “House” still perform consistently in ratings — and “Bones” recently got a vote of confidence with a post-“American Idol” time slot, starting Jan. 20.

“We’re currently in the process of making a deal to bring back ‘House’ and ‘Bones,'” Reilly continues. “We want them both.”

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