Bones Exclusive: The Return of Pelant, Meeting Mrs. Brennan and More!

The news came down earlier this week: Bones Season 9 is a go! And with fans excited about the long-term future of this fun Fox hit, TV Fanatic chatted at the Television Critics Association winter press tour with creator Hart Hanson and star Emily Deschanel about what's on tap in the short-term.  How will time travel come into play? Will there be wedding bells for Booth and Brennan? When might viewers once again see Christopher Pelant?

'Bones' videos: Sneak peeks for 'The Diamond in the Rough' and 'The Archaeologist in the Cocoon'

"Bones" Season 8 returns from its winter hiatus on Monday, Jan. 14 with a special double episode. The first of these episodes, "The Diamond in the Rough," deals with a murder that happens in the world of competitive ballroom dance. Judges and dancers from "So You Think You Can Dance" will guest-star to make it all seem more real.What's with the title? You may have noticed in the first video that the body under examination is rather sparkly. Since "Bones" is a show that prides itself on disgusting bodies, it's kind of cool to see one that's actually pretty. Too bad Brennan (Emily Deschanel) will have to take off all the crystals.By the time we get to the next clip, the team has identified the body. It turns out that she was a competitor in a dance show."Special K" -- isn't that a slang term for drugs? And is "Bones" going to explain the background...

Bones Season 8 Episode 10 & 11 “The Diamond in the Rough/The Archaeologist in the Cocoon”

Bones  “The Diamond in the Rough /The Archaeologist in the Cocoon” Season 8 Episode 10  & 11 airs Monday, Jan 4 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis:  In the first case, the Jeffersonian team investigates the death of a professional ballroom dancer who was murdered three days before her audition on a popular dancing competition show. In order to solve the case, Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and Booth (David Boreanaz) go undercover as dance competitors to see if they can find potential suspects. Then, the team investigates the murder of a well-known archeologist with a questionable reputation, who came upon a career-defining discovery right before his death in the special, all-new “The Diamond in the Rough/The Archaeologist in the Cocoon” two-hour episode of BONES airing Monday, Jan. 14 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. READ MORE...

BONES: Hart Hanson Offers a Cryptic Hodgins Tease

With a whole bunch of BONES coming your way in the next couple of weeks — the show returns with back-to-back episodes on Monday, January 14th — when I spoke with BONES creator Hart Hanson at the Fox winter press tour party, I wanted to know what he could tease about what’s to come for [...]