Ten fun facts about Bones
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The series is very loosely based on the life and writings of novelist and forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs, who also produces the show.
The concept of Bones was developed during the latter part of the pitching season of 2004 when 20th Century Fox approached series creator Hart Hanson with an idea for a forensics show.
The show is based on forensic anthropology and forensic archaeology, with each episode focusing on an FBI case file concerning the mystery behind human remains brought by FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) to the forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance “Bones” Brennan (Emily Deschanel). The rest of the main cast includes Michaela Conlin, T. J. Thyne, Eric Millegan, Tamara Taylor, Jonathan Adams, and John Francis Daley.
Another element conceived for the show was the “Angelelatron”, a holographic projector that provides a way to replace the flashbacks often used by other procedural shows.Fact 5
David Boreanaz was the first actor to be cast in Bones.Fact 6
In order to make Bones a unique crime drama in the midst of the multiple procedural dramas that already populated network television like the Law & Order and CSI franchises, Hanson decided to infuse the show with as much dark humor and character development as possible.Fact 7
Most of Bones is filmed in Los Angeles, California, despite the fact that the show is mainly set in Washington, D.C., where the fictional Jeffersonian Institute is located.Fact 8
The soundtrack album titled Bones: Original Television Soundtrack, produced by Maria Alonte McCoy and Billy Gottlieb, was released in 2008.Fact 9
The series premiere of Bones attracted an average of 10.8 million viewers with 6.7% household share and 11% household rating.Fact 10
Fox has released free episodes of Bones and several other primetime series online for viewing on Netflix, Hulu, and its MySpace website, which is owned by the same parent company, News Corporation, that owns Fox. Go to more entertainment facts ❯
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