Fox Bumps Bones' Fall Finale To January

Fox is cutting short Bones‘ already-abbreviated fall run.

The network has decided to move the show’s Dec. 15 midseason finale to Jan. 12, where it will lead into the premiere of new spinoff, The Finder.

While the scheduling move is sure to rankle fans already feeling cheated by the lack of Bones this season, from Fox’s perspective, it’s a bit of a no-brainer. A Bones lead-in all but guarantees The Finder will get a decent sampling its first week out.

After its special mid-January broadcast, Bones will head back to hiatusland until spring.

Reaction? I’m guessing it’ll fall somewhere between boo and hiss.