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Broadcaster: DStv StarSat 
Show Genre: Police Procedural
Season Premiere: Monday, November 11, 2013
Season Finale: Monday, April 28, 2014
Time: 20h20 - 21h10

Show Summary

Bones is an American drama television series created by Hart Hanson and loosely based on the works of real-life forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs, who is herself a producer on the show. Its title character, Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan is named after the protagonist of Reichs' crime novel series.

The show is a forensics and police procedural drama in which each episode focuses on an FBI case file concerning the mystery behind the human remains brought to Dr. Brennan's forensic anthropology team at the Jeffersonian Institution, by FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth.

The series premiered in the USA on Fox on 13 September, 2005.

Bones originally premiered in South Africa on SABC3 on Thursday 29 June 2006, at 20h31. Only the first season aired on SABC3. It later aired on TopTV's FOX FX channel (first four seasons only) before starting once again on FOX (TopTV and DStv). See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.

Season 5 premiered on FOX (simulcast in HD on DStv) on Monday 11 November 2013, at 21h10. It change to Mondays at 20h20 early in its run. New episodes broadcast weekly. There are 22 episodes in the fifth season.


Dr. Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel) is a highly skilled forensic anthropologist who works at the Jeffersonian Institute in Washington, DC, and writes novels as a sideline.

When the standard methods of identifying a body are useless - when the remains are so badly decomposed, burned or destroyed that CSI gives up - law enforcement calls in Brennan for her uncanny ability to read clues left behind in the victim's bones.

Most law enforcement can't handle Brennan's intelligence, her drive for the truth, or the way she flings herself headlong into every investigation.

Special Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) of the FBI's Homicide Investigations Unit is the exception. A former Army sniper, Booth mistrusts science and scientists - the "squints," as he calls them - who pore over the physical evidence of a crime.

But even he cannot deny that the combination of his people-smarts and Brennan's scientific acumen makes them a formidable team.

Aside from Booth, Brennan is most comfortable with her equally brilliant colleagues at the Jeffersonian's Medico-Legal Lab.

Angela Montenegro (Michaela Conlin), an artist who specialises in reconstructing facial features and crime scenes, is Brennan's earthy and bawdy best friend; "the bug guy," conspiracy theorist Dr. Jack Hodgins (TJ Thyne), is an expert on insects, spores and minerals; and Dr. Camille "Cam" Saroyan (Tamara Taylor), the street-smart and centered coroner, must wrangle all the geniuses under her purview.

Lending his professional expertise to Brennan and Booth is Dr. Lance Sweets (John Francis Daley), a brilliant young psychologist who is equally adept at profiling murderers and interrogating suspects, providing "couples therapy" to Booth and Brennan and offering off-the-cuff psychological advice.

Bones is from Far Field Productions and Josephson Entertainment in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Hart Hanson, Barry Josephson and Stephen Nathan are executive producers.


Season 1 (22 episodes)

Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 29 Jun 2006 | Finale: 12 Apr 2007 | Thu, 20h31
Channel: FOX FX | Premiere: 2 May 2010 | Finale: 03 Oct 2010 | Sun, 20h30
Channel: FOX | Premiere: 15 Jul 2013 | Finale: 13 Aug 2013 | Weekdays, 19h30

Season 2 (21 episodes)

Channel: FOX FX | Premiere: 10 Oct 2010 | Finale: 27 Feb 2011 | Sun, 20h30
Channel: FOX | Premiere: 14 Aug 2013 | Finale: 11 Sep 2013 | Weekdays, 19h30

Season 3 (15 episodes)

Channel: FOX FX | Premiere: 1 May 2011 | Finale: 7 Aug 2011 | Sun, 20h30
Channel: FOX | Premiere: 12 Sep 2013 | Finale: 2 Oct 2013 | Weekdays, 19h30

Season 4 (26 episodes)

Channel: FOX FX | Premiere: 6 May 2012 | Finale: 28 Oct 2012 | Sun, 20h30
Channel: FOX | Premiere: 3 Oct 2013 | Finale: 7 Nov 2013 | Weekdays, 19h30

Season 5 (22 episodes)

Channel: FOX | Premiere: 11 Nov 2013 | Finale: 28 Apr 2014 | Mon, 21h10/20h20

Cast & Characters

Character Actor
Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan Emily Deschanel
Special Agent Seeley Booth David Boreanaz
Angela Montenegro Michaela Conlin
Dr. Jack Hodgins T.J. Thyne
Dr. Camille Saroyan Tamara Taylor
Dr. Lance Sweets John Francis Daley
Zack Addy Eric Millegan
Max Keenan Ryan O'Neal
Marsha Vinton Dale Dickey
Dr. Gordon Wyatt Stephen Fry
Judge Dufrey H. Richard Greene
Dierdre Ryan Jessalyn Wanlim
James Perry Reggie Austin
Bob Sayles Billy Gardell
Eddie Ceraficki James Madio
Mr. White Richard T. Jones
Perry Wilson Michael B. Jordan
Todd Moore Martin Klebba
Owen Thiel Dorian Missick
Lloyd Robertson Jocko Sims
Daisy Wick Carla Gallo
Caroline Julian Patricia Belcher
Rocky DeKnight Reginald Ballard
Sheriff Gus Abrams Wade Williams
Rowan Kate Vernon
Stewart Bonder Page Kennedy
Phillip Womack Henri Lubatti
Derek DaFonte David Noroña
Grace Bryson Fay Masterson
Andrew Hacker Diedrich Bader
Tory Payne Kaylee DeFer
Margaret Whitesell Zooey Deschanel
Padme Dalaj Dilshad Vadsaria
Michelle Welton Tiffany Hines
Officer David Poe Carter MacIntyre
Avalon Harmonia Cyndi Lauper
Arastoo Vaziri Pej Vahdat
Colonel Dan Pelant Ned Vaughn
Vincent Nigel-Murray Ryan Cartwright
Trey Johnson Rob Mayes
Willie Mickey Jones
Mandy Summers Riki Lindhome
Jared Booth Brendan Fehr
Heather Taffet Deirdre Lovejoy
Pedro Marquez Joseph Julian Soria
Katie Selnick Sarah Rafferty
Harold Prescott Michael Arden
Julie Coyle Megan Hilty
Tony Salinas Arjay Smith
Dr. Adam Copeland Joshua Malina
Arthur Rutledge Christopher B. Duncan
Nicole DaFonte Wynn Everett
Andy Pfleuger Ben Falcone
Carrie Turner Suzy Nakamura
Rachel Adams Penny Johnson Jerald
Gina McNamara Sufe Bradshaw
Floyd Barber William Stanford Davis
Karin Lin Kaitlin Doubleday
Kelly Bissette Paula Newsome
Paula Lindbergh Josie Davis
Elliot Lindberg Conor Dubin
Steven Turnbull Andy Umberger
Gaynor Rabin Tracy Middendorf
Officer Novarro Dan Castellaneta
Hank Booth Ralph Waite
Abby Chevaleer Wendy Phillips
Marvin Breekman Kai Lennox
Blaine Miller Dean Haglund
Lucas Pickford Greg Pitts
McKenna Grant Clea DuVall
Sophia Meade Stephanie Childers
Brad Benson Victor Webster
Marilyn Stoddard Tembi Locke
Dr. Catherine Bryar Rena Sofer
Simon Graham Michael Des Barres
Ember Jillian Bach
Fireman #1 Troy Winbush
Elaine Akusta Deidrie Henry
Georgia Hartmeyer Melinda Page Hamilton

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