The “planted spin-off” episode of Bones has has been delayed — I can feel it in my, um, bones. Sources confirm to me exclusively that production on the special episode that would introduce the offshoot’s central figure has been bumped from to December to February/March.
A Fox rep declined to comment, but a source close to the show says the decision was made for creative reasons. The episode is now expected to air in the spring.
As previously reported, the potential offshoot would revolve around the main character in Walter Sherman’s Locator novels; he’s basically a recluse who can find anything.
Casting for the plum part is currently underway.
This story originally appeared on Movieline.com.