Sleepy Hollow and Bones are crossing over

Sleepyheads and Squints, unite!

FOX has revealed the date and plot synopsis for the “Sleepy Hollow”-“Bones crossover episode coming your way this Halloween. The two-parter starts on “Bones,” when “the grisly discovery of human remains lead Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and Booth (David Boreanaz) on a hunt for clues, during which they encounter Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) and Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie), searching for answers of their own. Realizing that they are after the same evidence, they team up to solve the mystery.”

Then immediately following “Bones” the episode continues on “Sleepy Hollow,” when Ichabod’s old nemesis is back from the dead. Ichabod and Abbie need advanced forensic help and expertise to stop him and turn to Brennan and Booth to unlock 18th century secrets using 21st century science.

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“When the idea came about to create this crossover event for fans, our writers’ room was immediately energized,” says “Sleepy Hollow” showrunner Clifton Campbell. “The creative freedom to merge these two worlds which, at face value, seem so different;  but at their core have such striking similarities – mystery, intrigue and methodical deduction, wrapped up in such strong character partnerships – was a challenge that we all welcomed, and we believe that fans of both series will be very satisfied by the result.

“It was a terrific collaborative experience across the board and we are eager to see the fan reaction to Ichabod and Abbie working alongside Brennan and Booth.”

“Bones” executive producer Michael Peterson adds, “The ‘Bones’/’Sleepy Hollow’ crossover is like a great episode of ‘The X-Files,,’ where the ‘Bones’ hour is the Scully, logic-based perspective and the ‘Sleepy Hollow’ hour is more Fox Mulder-esque. Put them together, and it’s going to be a great two-hour event that fans of both programs are going to love.”

The crossover event kicks off Thursday, Oct. 29 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."