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TVLine Items: Bones Brings On New Big Bad, Sons of Anarchy Throws a Wedding, and More

First, there was The Gravedigger. Then, Gormogon. Now, Bones‘ Booth and Brennan will go up against… a “tech-savvy foe”?!

Doesn’t sound too menacing, but details surrounding Bones‘ Season 7 big bad have surfaced and he (or she) sounds spooky.

Bones EP Stephen Nathan describes this new villain as “someone who is an extremely odd and fearless foe,” though “much more… 21st-century” than previous nemeses.

Nathan tells TVGuide.com this “nefarious character” will surface at the end of Episode 6 — aka Emily Deschanel’s final episode before her maternity leave. Once the actress returns for new episodes, “We will follow [the new villain] for a little bit this season and perhaps next.” Casting ideas? (James Marsters, anyone?) Hit comments!

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

• Opie’s going to the chapel, and he’s gonna get married! FX’s Sons of Anarchy returns this September, and EW.com has a first look photo at Ryan Hurst’s burly biker tying the knot with Charming’s resident porn star-with-a-heart-of-gold, Lyla (played by Winter Ave Zoli). And yes, that does appear to be Randy Mantooth (Emergency!, Loving) officiating the ceremony.

SOA boss Kurt Sutter also just shared this Season 4 promo via his blog, and it’s full of a buzz-cut Jax, semi-automatics, and a fitting Red Hot Chili Peppers song. Take a peek below:

• Mega-producers Ron Howard and Brian Grazer are teaming up with the folks behind The Amazing Race for TNT’s new reality show, The Great Escape, per TV Guide Magazine. The competition series will drop contestants into the middle of their own action flick, forcing them to use their wits to escape.

Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen is going on vacation, leaving funnyman — and self-proclaimed Real Housewives addict — Jay Mohr at the helm on Sunday, July 10, EW.com reports.

The Bold and the Beautiful fave Joanna Johnson (ex-Karen/Caroline) is returning to the CBS sudser for a four-episode stint starting July 22, per TV Guide Magazine.

• CBS has announced that country star Martina McBride will replace Lionel Ritchie as musical guest on the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, airing Monday, July 4 at 10/9c.

Which TVLine Items have you talking today?



Comments (54)

  • It is my sincerest wish to see James Marsters on Bones. He and DB have some of the greatest chemistry on the planet, and they’re already very practiced at fake hitting each other, so it seems like a no-brainer.

    I have a Bones question – Since Episode 6 is going to be right before ED’s maternity leave, and since the season is going to start when Brennan is in her third trimester…does this mean we’ll meet Baby B/B halfway through the season? Because that seems like what might have to happen. Thoughts?

    Comment by O'Brien – July 1, 2011 01:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That was exactly my question! And if so, does anyone else feel like they’re cheating us out of this whole thing? We don’t get to see them get together and we’re only getting six episodes of her pregnancy?

      Comment by Samantha – July 1, 2011 02:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • If you feel cheated please stop watching the show…ED has a real baby in her belly and she is going to look like it.The writers are doing the best they can with the situation….”they are cheating us”…that’s funny.

        Comment by NickC – July 1, 2011 02:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I agree. TPTB may screw up, but in this particular case, ED and her real pregnancy supersedes the need to milk every drop of the fictional pregnancy. Not to mention some are already babied out after Angela and Hodgins’ baby, so it is a fine line. Can’t please everyone.

          Comment by Wendy – July 1, 2011 02:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Yeah I’m more ticked at the Angela/Hodgins storyline and the baby crud there than the fast track for B&B.

            Comment by sadtroll – July 3, 2011 10:22 AM PDT  
      • I think they’re cheating us out too. First we don’t get to see them have there specail moment then we don’t really get to see her pregnacy. It’s not fair to us fans. I love the she Bones but sometimes we need a little bit more. We are the fans. Don’t we get a say in it? I mean are’t they trying to make the show good for us. I believe we should give our opinions so they can make the show better and if they do they’ll get more awards and more money. Doesn’t anyone think so too?

        Comment by davina – July 3, 2011 06:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I agree with you. I feel totally cheated. I love the show but, they are walking a fine line with me. I don’t honestly know if I can give up on the show completely, a lot will depend on how they handle this next season.

          Comment by elr – July 5, 2011 04:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love the SoA promo…but I wish we got to see some new scenes.

    Comment by V – July 1, 2011 01:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I need a Spike/Angel reunion. OMG. Just the thought of this (no matter how far-fetched) has me pumped for next season!

    Comment by Christine – July 1, 2011 01:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Tech-savvy, eh? I wonder if he’s going to be a nerdy computer-loving conspiracy theorist kinda type… careful, Hart Hanson, that’s what a lot of your fans are! ;)

    Comment by Darren46 – July 1, 2011 01:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh, yes, please a double helping of Boreanaz and Marsters would be a real delight. The chemistry between those two is always fascinating to watch.

    Comment by Berengaria – July 1, 2011 01:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Would love to see me some Marsters on Bones. For that matter – maybe a little SMG action just for old time sakes.

    Comment by Trista – July 1, 2011 01:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • James Marsters on Bones? Yes please!!!!

    Comment by spikesgrl – July 1, 2011 01:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This sounds interesting especially given the timing of ED’s leave. Wonder if Bones and kidlet will be in danger?

    Comment by Wendy – July 1, 2011 01:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Angel and Spike in the sunlight! That would be fantastic! I’m so for it- I hope TPTB are listening.

    Comment by yo – July 1, 2011 01:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Much like everyone else I would love to see Marsters on Bones. There are few TV reunions that would make me happier!

    Comment by Dom – July 1, 2011 01:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’d also like to see James Marsters on Bones. Would also love seeing him on Chuck cause I think he’d fit in well on that show.

    Comment by Mat – July 1, 2011 01:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Spike on Bones! We must get a petition together.

    Comment by Frenchie – July 1, 2011 01:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • James Marsters on Bones would be EPIC. I’ll keep my fingers crossed!!!

    Comment by Adrienne – July 1, 2011 02:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • …but I thought DB and JM could barely stand to be in the same room as each other…

    Comment by Meg – July 1, 2011 02:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • @Meg, first I heard of that, although I thought I heard/read that DB/SMG stopped being friendly after a time. But who knows.

      Comment by Wendy – July 1, 2011 02:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I totally agree! I’ve heard that DB doesn’t really like JM and would never have him on his show. But, who knows, if it will be good for ratings, it could happen.

      Comment by Nymway – July 1, 2011 07:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Sorry to burst your hating buble, but the fact that DB and JM got along just fine is well documented.
      Not once but several times at conventions JM spoke highly about DB and the two of them trying to work out an on-screen reunion.

      Here’s JM speaking about DB “the best director we had”:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wG9Bzv1FKTM
      1:11 to 2:30

      again about DB:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Py0hHoWots

      joking about being “jelous” and then realizing DB supported him all the time:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wgXeGQsre0
      3:00 to 5:OO

      or about DB being taller:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9akP7-8Pnvo
      0:32 to 1:27

      wanting to work with him again, and choosing Angel:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFrQu_T4iUk
      O:OO to 2:17

      developping “a great respect for Boreanaz”
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSATNZOEHt4
      3:44 to 4:30

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmjwg_jBsGQ
      2:20 to 3:15

      From the sound of it, JM respects DB and I’m sure it goes both ways.

      Want more proof? There’s youtube for you.

      Comment by lora – July 2, 2011 06:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • WOW…do you have way too much time on your hands.Besides, all Bones fans are not Buffy fans.So please leave the Buffy people out of Bones! Or we could then include all the Freaks & Geeks cast(James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jason Siegel)on because Sweets was on it…Sounds stupid, doesn’t it?

        Comment by Steve – September 29, 2011 03:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • they were saying all that BECAUSE they were talking about wanting James Marsters on Bones. it was the topic sooo they can say what they want to say. we weren’t talking about any characters on Bones because they are on the show already. these comments talk about James Marsters because him and David have worked together on a previous show and fans would like to see that again. don’t get pissy about it just because we weren’t talking about something you enjoy.

          Comment by Regina – November 21, 2012 12:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • SOA!!!!! Can’t wait :)

    Comment by Cindy – July 1, 2011 02:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Be still my beating heart…. Marsters on Bones??? Beyond fantabulous! Even if there is rivalry between DB and SM they are consummate actors and will totally deliver. What they do when the camera isn’t rolling is none of our business. I only care about the deliciousness on screen!!!

    Comment by Liana in San Diego – July 1, 2011 02:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I will also put in a vote for James Marsters on Bones. Regardless, the new baddie will be interesting. So if the Gravedigger was “evil Brennan” and Broadsky was “evil Booth” is this new villain “evil Angela?” And next season will we get an “evil Hodgins” – a paranoid conspiracy-theorist who uses flesh-eating bugs and fungus to kill his victims?

    Comment by Sarah – July 1, 2011 02:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Why are you trying to typecast James Marsters? I’m sure he is capable of much more than being the villain.

    Comment by Don – July 1, 2011 03:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i dont know about this big bad but james masters should at some point have an arc as the bad if not on bones then on the ringer!

    Comment by shannon – July 1, 2011 03:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • While it would be sweet to have a Spake/Angel reunion, I’m pretty sure he’s going to be back on Hawaii Five-0 for season 2. At least some of the time.

    Comment by Sarah – July 1, 2011 04:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • James Marsters on anything is GOOD!

    Comment by Alex/AnimeGirl – July 1, 2011 04:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Why does the big bad have to be a guy?

    If we are gonna cast out of the Whedonverse…I’d much rather see Amy Acker.

    Comment by Jonah – July 1, 2011 04:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yes! Bring Marsters to Bones!

    Comment by mandy – July 1, 2011 05:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wow… Jay Mohr just can’t catch a break. Poor bastard still can’t seem to find a decent acting job anywhere.. so he has to host television shows. I’m probably the only guy out there who actually enjoyed Gary Unmarried.

    As far as O’Brien‘s post, I totally agree and think that Marsters would be an excellent villain. The two had amazing chemistry in Angel, and I personally think it would be amazing to see. It’s a shame we never got the Spike TV movie and/or series.. and since Marsters definitely isn’t getting younger, it doesn’t look hopeful.

    Angel: After the Fall was a great comic book series that started off at the end of the TV series.. but it just wasn’t the same.

    Comment by SPAM™ – July 1, 2011 08:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I also enjoyed Gary Unmarried

    Comment by Kosmosis – July 1, 2011 11:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • James Marsters would be AMAZING! How do we campaign for this??

    Comment by Amy – July 2, 2011 10:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • If you can’t get Marsters, get Christian Kane

    Comment by Too Much Free Time – July 2, 2011 07:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Christian Kane is busy on Leverage, although he and DB do make good adversaries. I would vote for anyone from the Whedonverse, but I would love to see AA or JM. That would just be so much fun!

      Comment by SamPerSan – July 4, 2011 10:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • James Marsters would be amazing, and if they casr a guy, he’s my pick. But the gormegon, epps, and broadsky were all guys. I’d like to add another woman in the ranks next to the gravedigger. I do like the reunion idea, maybe Alyson Hannigan, if she could get time off from HIMYM? Rebecca Mader or Elizabeth Mitchell would be good, too. Kat Dennings would be good, but she has a new pilot, so that could be hard.

    Comment by Gilda – July 2, 2011 07:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Hmmm, don’t think Julie Benz or Charisma Carpenter could pull off tech savvy.

      If only there were a nerdy (gorgeous) woman who was on Angel and could fit the (reunion) tech villain part perfectly.

      Amy Acker for the role, please!

      Comment by postsalot – July 3, 2011 10:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Well, I don’t really care who the new big baddie is, I’m just glad we have one! It’ll make next season on Bones all the more epic. I can’t freaking wait. Call me crazy but I’d love for Brennan to have some sort of run with with this villain that causes her to go into labor unexpectedly… even better if Booth has to deliver the baby! I would just die :) This has the potential to be very very good if TPTB would go outside the box this time (Broadsky sniper storyline was meh- a little too neat IMO!) and I hope we get a lot of cute B&B out of it!

    Comment by AngelMoonGirl – July 2, 2011 08:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • this fan has no clues who james marster is.

    Comment by carole – July 3, 2011 02:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • So are you just too lazy to type “who is james marsters” into google or are you being hillarious?

      Comment by sadtroll – July 3, 2011 10:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i would love to see marsters on bones…..DB and marsters have good chemistry on screen….SOA cant wait i like Jax wit a buzz cut question have they set a date for the premiere for SOA yet?

    Comment by chanielle – July 3, 2011 06:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I just watched season 2 Sons of Anarchy and can wait for Season 4 to come. Love the show.

      Comment by bobbi – July 4, 2011 09:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh! that would be so great. James and David back at each others throats. I wouldn’t miss an episode.

    Comment by Darla – July 3, 2011 07:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh! that would be so great. James and David back at each others throats. I wouldn’t miss an episode.

    Comment by Darla – July 3, 2011 07:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Please be Wil Wheaton, Please be Wil Wheaton, Please be Wil Wheaton, Please be Wil Wheaton, Please be Wil Wheaton, Please be Wil Wheaton, Please be Wil Wheaton, Please be Wil Wheaton…

    Comment by Michael Jones – July 3, 2011 04:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Please be Wil Wheaton, Please be Wil Wheaton, Please be Wil Wheaton, Please be Wil Wheaton, Please be Wil Wheaton, Please be Wil Wheaton, Please be Wil Wheaton, Please be Wil Wheaton…

    Comment by Michael Jones – July 3, 2011 04:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I was thinking Nicholas Brendon for the Bones role. We already know he does geek from his role on Criminal Minds and he can do bad guy from his time on Private Practice. So he is the perfect fit and Buffy fans still get a reunion.
    Also, I really want to see everyone’s reactions to Bones’ pregnancy. Like seriously, how do you tell people that? Who would freak out? Who would be the most excited? How does her dad take the news? So even if it were in flashback form, I want to see that unfold.

    Comment by Mandy – July 4, 2011 11:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Definitely would love to see James Marsters on Bones!! But not for the Angel/Spike whatever (although I’m a huge Buifyverse fan)… But because I think James is such an incredible villain! His facial expressions and mannerisms that he brings to his characters are phenomenal. I want him on the show just because he’s a great actor!

    Comment by Abby – July 5, 2011 07:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • james marsters on bones would be great!! on the long run he could even replace David!!! ;)))

    Comment by squirelll – July 21, 2011 10:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • James Marsters or Nicholas Brendon pleaseeeeeeeeeeee.
    James because of his Spike status animosity against david/Angel.
    & he’s really good at playing a villain.
    Nicholas because you would never expect him & he used to hate Angel hahaha.

    Comment by Wolfboy89 – October 14, 2011 10:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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