The Finder First Look: Check Out the Official Poster For Fox's Bones Spinoff

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Is Geoff Stults’ professional locator Walter Sherman in way over his head? Or is he looking for someone’s missing pet shark? Or are we reading way to much into the following key art for Fox’s upcoming Bones offshoot, The Finder?

On the surface at least, the poster conveys all the key message points about the procedural: the setting is tropical, it shares DNA with Bones, and it centers around “a different kind of detective” — in this case, a brain damaged Iraq war vet who possesses a unique ability: he can find almost anything for anybody.

Oh, and most importantly, it premieres Thursday, Jan. 12 at 9/8c.

 



Comments (86)

  • Cue the Bones fans complaining.

    Comment by Dani – December 7, 2011 01:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • see, i’m really excited, and i absolutely love bones. i really liked that episode with the finder. and sweets is in it, so who can complain?

      Comment by XD – December 7, 2011 02:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Same here! I liked the episode and am looking forward to the new show.

        Comment by Irish – December 7, 2011 02:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • if david’s not in it….i ain’t watchin

      Comment by mary – December 7, 2011 02:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • really? so all you watch is bones, angel and Buffy?

        Comment by Maggie – May 18, 2012 03:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’m a Bones fan, but I’m not complaining. This looks fun and I’m going to give it a chance. I like quirky men and he’s definitely quirky. I’m actually finding Bones less appealing this season and I’m not really sure why – but it’s almost too much middle school sex jokes instead of intellectual humor.

      Bring on the insults.

      Comment by Dijea – December 8, 2011 08:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • LOVE Bones, and I loved what I thought was a fantastic episode. I thought at first airing that it would be a great series on its own, and thought that again last night when I watched the rerun. I, for one, am disappointed that Ike (I believe that was the bartender/pilot’s character’s name) won’t be in it. I hoped to see all three of the same characters. Can’t wait to see it, and hope it stays on for more than the first season.

      Comment by Trish – December 21, 2011 07:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I totally agree with you! I liked Ike, I’m sad that she is not going to be in the show :( But I’m still excited for the show!

        Comment by vanessa – December 28, 2011 04:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Agreed. Watching now episode 3, having just discovered this is a series. Saw the Bones episode this spins off from and loved the dynamics of the 3 characters in the bar. Watching this episode has me thinking it’s missing some of the chemistry of the Bones episode. Could it be that 3rd character of Ike missing, or maybe they don’t have the same writers now?… but it just doesn’t feel the same.

          Comment by beeveedee – January 26, 2012 06:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • …every detective show that has ever aired on the USA Network?

    Comment by OhDear – December 7, 2011 01:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Well, let’s see. I didn’t like it when they took a whole Bones Episode for it last season….. and…. the only part I did like, the lady bartender, I do believe they’ve replaced. Yep, not looking forward to it, though, I guess it’ll give me more free time for a few months.

    Comment by dk – December 7, 2011 01:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • That’s a pretty good/tricky maze in the logo – yet it IS solvable. #wordgamesgeek

    Comment by Matt Webb Mitovich – December 7, 2011 01:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i am a HUGE bones fan and i will not complain. i re-watched the pilot recently and think the show has some promise. can’t wait to see the first few episodes in january!

    Comment by kate – December 7, 2011 01:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am looking forward to it, although in my eyes it looks a bit like a Psych rip off.

    Comment by Jana – December 7, 2011 01:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • God let’s hope it’s not a Psych rip-off that
      would definitely suck…

      Though i will give this show a shot can’t guarantee
      i’ll like it though. Just going to have to wait
      and see.

      Comment by Rob – December 9, 2011 12:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • this totaly looks like a new USA show, characters welcome

    Comment by rod – December 7, 2011 01:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That’s what I thought.

      Comment by Booth_girl – December 7, 2011 02:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • im giving it one more try but i think im gonna pass based on bones ep. just didnt really like the characters.

    Comment by laura – December 7, 2011 01:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I really enjoyed the characters and the episode which aired during Bones. I have been waiting for this every since!

    Comment by Brenna – December 7, 2011 02:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m upset they pushed back the Bones finale just to try to get people to watch a show that people don’t like…The Finder. I didn’t like The Finder. I don’t like Geoff Stults and Michael Clarke Duncan seemed out of place. They got rid of that chick with the bad British accent and replaced her with god only knows and quite frankly, I don’t care.

    Comment by Lisa – December 7, 2011 02:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You mean Saffron Burrows, the woman born and from London?

      Comment by G – December 7, 2011 08:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • She still spoke with an awful accent for some reason, though. And I’M from England, so I know what an English accent should sound like. I’m glad she’s been replaced.

        Comment by Dommeister – December 8, 2011 09:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yep, I agree Geoff Stultz and this show is totally under water already based entirely on the pilot and the writing.

    Comment by 1mars – December 7, 2011 02:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Been a bones fan since day one. I loved this episode and character when he appeared. I will watch this show. If it sucks, well then it sucks and I wont watch it. If it’s good… well more amazing shows to watch!

    Comment by kyle – December 7, 2011 02:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • In addition, I was severely annoyed when the show took over most of an entire Bones epi last season!

    Comment by Lisa – December 7, 2011 02:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Please tell me I don’t have to see this idiot taking a crap again.

    Comment by Lisa – December 7, 2011 02:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Finder should be nice, a fresh kind of show, though related to Bones, actually very different. I reckon it will be awesome. plus, Ving Rhames is also awesome, so I don’t see the characters as a problem. And while it will be a break for Bones, this will pleasantly make the wait better.

    Comment by the grim reapper – December 7, 2011 02:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I meant Michael Clarke Duncan. Sorry.

      Comment by the grim reapper – December 7, 2011 02:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Bones launched it once already it was a dud…Move on and let Bones run free!

    Comment by Hojana – December 7, 2011 02:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • People are so reactionary. Bones is NOT going on hiatus because of The Finder. The Finder is showing while Bones is on hiatus. The woman had a baby….give her a break already!

      Comment by checkermate – December 8, 2011 05:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Emily had her baby in September. Thewhole crew , INCLUDING EMILY, are back at work making episode 7. DON’T tell me it is for her ,it isn”t!!!!!!!! It is to promote The Finder and for no other reason!!!!! IHATED IT when it took over Bones’ last season,and I will be unhappy until Bones’ returns!!!!!!!!!

        Comment by sandy – December 14, 2011 06:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m a HUGE. Fan of BONES! I liked the episode of the finder so I’m going to check it out, but it can’t replace BONES ……..that’s a Awesome show!

    Comment by Dawanna – December 7, 2011 02:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree with you Bones is a awsome show. The only season I need to finish is Season 7. I think it is a cool show.

      Comment by Sophia – December 8, 2011 05:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think that legitimate ideas are becoming few and far in between these days. I love Bones and hope this show won’t ruin it. But my actual comment is directed toward the supposed editor in chief who wrote this article.

    Please check your piece for spelling errors before you embarrass yourself again. I’ll give you a hint, check your third sentence for a mistake my seven year old niece wouldn’t make.

    Give me your job or even a job in general and this wouldn’t happen again.

    Comment by Chelsea – December 7, 2011 02:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • When correcting someone’s spelling or grammar, please make sure to hyphenate “seven year old” when it is being used as an adjective to modify the word “niece.”

      Also, “I’ll give you a hint,” should end in a period, with the word “Check” beginning the next sentence.

      ….oh, and don’t be such a friggin’ douchebag

      Comment by jjnado – December 8, 2011 08:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Well I loved the concept…lets see how it works out!

    Oh and Monday is the 12th and thursday next week is the 15th…so which day is it?

    Comment by Beth – December 7, 2011 02:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Neither. It’s 1/12; as in January. :)

      Comment by Jeni – December 7, 2011 02:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Think the forensic crowd will be hugely disappointed if it’s not centered around that and that’s a pretty big crowd you’d be losing. :(

    Comment by Dee Dee – December 7, 2011 02:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • @Lisa: “that chick with the bad British accent” – funny you should say so, given Saffron Burrows is actually straight from London. LOL, that’s a good one.

    Comment by Jade – December 7, 2011 02:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That is true. I never said her accent was fake. The review was that her accent was disliked so they replaced her.

      Comment by Lisa – December 7, 2011 03:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Jade, her Cockney accent was disliked.

        Comment by Lisa – December 7, 2011 03:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’ll check it out again, although i have no strong feelings either way.

    I would like to know though, how an actor can have a “bad British accent” if she’s actually a Brit?

    Comment by jeni – December 7, 2011 02:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Her Cockney accent was disliked.

      Comment by Lisa – December 7, 2011 03:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • She may be a Brit but her cockney accent was bad

      Comment by Lynne – December 7, 2011 05:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I’m a Brit (London born and bred) and I thought her accent was awful!!

        Comment by Bouncy Castle, London, UK – December 8, 2011 02:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • He’s not bad to look at though… And I like those glasses.

    Comment by Kim – December 7, 2011 02:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m excited… Bones needs a hiatus to do filming after Emily had her baby and I’ve been seeing Hart Hanson’s tweets about this. I’m just excited to see what it will bring. I will give it a try.

    Comment by kasey – December 7, 2011 02:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • When was the finder episode on? I missed it?

    Comment by baillor – December 7, 2011 03:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Is a bones fan and definitely looking forward to this show. The spin off episode was good.

    Comment by sedjet – December 7, 2011 03:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am excited for this show. Ever since I watched the Bones ep of The Finder with my aunt we both said it would be cool if they made a show based on the ep. Thursdays are getting a whole lot better.

    Comment by Ash – December 7, 2011 03:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This show is a POS! Won’t give it the time of day!

    Comment by Abby – December 7, 2011 03:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • i agree the backdoor pilot was crap but i heard after they got rid of the annoying female and reworked it that the new episodes are very good

      Comment by ggny – December 7, 2011 03:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • still dont get why after The Finder needed female cast members they didnt move Tina Majorino character from Bones to The Finder after she was so well liked from the fans after being in 1 episode…She would have been great on The Finder

    Comment by ggny – December 7, 2011 03:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I don’t care they did. Won’t watch. I hope it fails miserably.

    Comment by Abby – December 7, 2011 03:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This is based off a character that guess stared on an episode of A & E’s hit show The Glades. I figured they would be popping up again. Neat concept

    Comment by Traci – December 7, 2011 03:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am glad to see this as a spin-off. When I watched the Bones episode with the finder, I thought the characters and their interactions, along with the “Psych” type story line would make a great series in itself. I am excited to see if it will live up to my expectations.

    Comment by Sue – December 7, 2011 03:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You will be let down, BIG TIME. This is nothing like Psych at all and its even further away from Bones. These people can use the Bones name all they want, but the Finder is a joke and people will see it.

      Comment by Melissa – December 7, 2011 03:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wondering when this will be on in the UK and that “bad british accent” is East London. Definatly looking forward to this.

    Comment by Caz – December 7, 2011 03:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Me too it may be picked up by Sky – re the accent it may not have been Dick Van Dyke cockney but it was an affected accent. It annoyed me and I love it when Brits appear in US shows.

      Comment by Lynne – December 7, 2011 05:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Did anyone else go through the maze?

    Comment by ZmaX – December 7, 2011 04:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ok Chelsea, why don’t you take another minute out of your unemployed (?) day and grab your 7 year-old niece. Then tell us what you think was misspelled in the third sentence of this piece. I’m not a reporter or “professional” writer, but I have done my fair share of writing in my profession. As such, I’m a bit confused as to what the terrible spelling indiscretion could be?

    Comment by Ronda – December 7, 2011 04:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The use of “to” instead of “too”. One of my pet peeves as well. However, I have learned that editors and proofreaders are scarce in journalism these days whether it is an old-fashioned paper or the internet publications. They are among the first to get fired and the journalists are left to proofread on their own. They are writers, not editors. Just saying.

      Comment by Zara – December 7, 2011 06:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Troll burn! I love when people come in and right wrongs.

        and don’t worry Ausiello, we still love you. People make mistakes, and one of the best writers I know makes far worse, and many more, mistakes.

        Comment by Juan – December 8, 2011 08:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love Geoff and I think I will like TF but I just hate that they’re moving and re-moving Bones cos of TF :/

    Comment by Deena – December 7, 2011 04:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Psych > The Mentalist > Monk > The Finder

    Comment by TvTroz – December 7, 2011 04:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Liked Geoff except for the lame catch phrasing. What did he say all the time? “I’ll risk it?” Whatever it was, it was a little cheap and annoying. The girl was tough ok but a little too cockney and angry and the constant hand gestures turned me off. I loved the concept though and it looks like they’ve cleaned the cast up a bit. It’s sort of like the A-team meets Psych. And, it was funny. I believed they cleaned up the cast. The setting allows for future eye- candy strip downs by Stults. Yay!

    Comment by Nicky – December 7, 2011 07:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love the poster. Geoff Stults is so perfect for this role.

    Comment by Kaija – December 7, 2011 11:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Es el mejor programa q he visto,espero q nunca se acabe,gracias

    Comment by ely – December 8, 2011 08:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I live in a tropical place so I tend to hate any show based in the tropics. I don’t like Hawaii Five-O, NCIS:LA, CSI:Miami, and have never watched an episode of Burn Notice.

    So I’m already prejudice against this show, and on top of that I hate spin-offs, Criminal minds is my favorite show but I couldn’t stand “Suspect Behavior”. I don’t think I’m gonna like this either.

    Comment by Cara – December 8, 2011 08:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I really enjoyed the Bones espisode where they introduced this character, so I’m looking forward to the series.

    Comment by gcem – December 8, 2011 09:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Do you people really think this is going to replace Bones? Emily had had a baby! Cut the lady some slack! While I LOVE Bones, and have every season on DVD and re-watch them all of the time it is not the only show on TV. Give it a break. You can not judge it until you have seen it. I for one will give it a shot and if it is no good then I will go find something else to watch until Bones returns.

    Comment by Lisa – December 8, 2011 10:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Well, it looks like it could be a fun show. But didn’t they do this with back in the 80s with Tom Selleck? Is Geoff Stults gonna rock some sweet Hawaiian shirts?

    Comment by KBC – December 8, 2011 11:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I tend to love shows that take place in Miami, but the Pilot was awful. Leo was very likeable, but I just wanted to strangle Walter (the main character), so no Finder for me.

    Comment by Sara – December 8, 2011 01:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m a huge at David Boreanaz fan and im only watching ep

    Comment by Amy – December 9, 2011 12:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I don’t think they did anything like this in the ’80s. But what do I know I’m only 13. I think my mom said something about this when the ep first aired but I’m not positive. And (No disrespect to anyone who likes her) but will someone PLEASE tell Hart Hanson to get rid of DAISY???? She annoys the HELL out of me.

    Comment by Katy – December 12, 2011 02:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am a huge bones fan. If it wasn’t for bones I would not even see fox. So sence bones wont be on until january I will just change the channel and wacth something else.

    Comment by iliana – December 13, 2011 07:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Conflicted. If its a spin off of Bones they’ll probably end the series soon. I’m only 13 and BONES <3 is the only show I really love and can actually understand! I don't want it to end! Plus, it's like Hart Hanson wants super fans–like me–to have panic attacks bc new episodes of bones don't start for like another month! And then after only another 1 episode we have to wait 2-3 more months! It's mutiny I tell you!

    Comment by Valerie – December 16, 2011 02:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m exicted to watch the Finder. I love Walter’s complicated methods and thoughts. I’m sad that Ike and ‘his legal advisor’, whos name I sadly forgot.. They all had great chesmitry and the fact they are apart makes me sad. I’m excites to see what happens though.

    Comment by Wallace – January 13, 2012 03:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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