Bones Season 11 Midseason Premiere Date

Bones Gets Midseason Premiere Date, Returns to Thursday Night Slot

Crank up Foreigner’s “Hot Blooded” and do a victory dance: Bones is coming back right where it belongs.

The back half of the Fox drama’s 11th season will premiere on Thursday, April 14, at 8/7c, the network announced Wednesday.

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Per Fox, the midseason premiere “finds Hodgins eight weeks into his rehabilitation and forced to navigate life in a wheelchair. Meanwhile, Brennan and Booth investigate the death of a public defender who had multiple defendants from previous cases with motives to kill her.”

In the 9 pm timeslot previously held by Sleepy Hollow, which now airs Fridays at 8, Fox will air the military-inspired competition series American Grit.

Hosted by WWE Superstar John Cena, Grit pits teams of men and women against each other to win millions in prize money as they face military- and survival-themed challenges.

Press PLAY on the video below for a sneak peek at American Grit, then hit the comments: Are you happy to see Bones return to its old stomping grounds?

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  1. heather says:

    Thank the lord!!!!

    That’s a long hiatus …4 months!!

  2. CactusRose says:

    American Grit? Don’t we see enough of that on the news every night? Count me out!

  3. LIly says:

    Oh look, Fox woke up! What a special day. But seriously, April? Wow… Well, it could have been worse, but it’s still bad. Ugh.

  4. LK says:

    What’s happening with American Idol? It can’t be finished by then surely?

  5. Lillian says:

    So behind, what happened to Hodgins?

    • Kianna says:

      In mid season 11 finale Hodgins and Aubrey were victims in an explosion. Aubrey shielded Hodgins and got a bunch of shrapnel in him. He went into surgery and made it out just fine. Hodgins he initially was okay but he was experiencing pain and he took aspirin (which he shouldn’t have done) and he had some kind of aneurism which has left him paralyzed.

    • Sarah says:

      He got blew up with Aubry with a bomb

  6. Kris says:

    Will “Bones” be renewed for next year, or is this the last season?

      • Boiler says:

        Based on their choice of most new shows they would be stupid to cancel Bones. Wait, this is FOX. Keep fingers crossed.

      • Nancy says:

        Matt – if Fox had determined they were ready to throw in the towel and end Bones after this run, wouldn’t they have included that in this announcement?
        I’m guessing renewal still depends on the lawsuit and ED and DB reaching an agreement with Fox? So s12 isn’t out of the cards just yet?

        • kmw says:

          FOX claims renewal and it being off the air have nothing to do with the lawsuit( I beg to differ) but if you should believe them no it shouldn’t be out of the cards. Why would FOX want to take off the air the show they have been ripping off for years. As much as I would to have a good 12th season of Bones I am sick of their treatment at the hands of FOX. when Bones comes back there will be barely ANY promotion whatsoever and they are back on Thursday night where they are getting beaten badly by TBBT and Grey’s. Hoping for the best where Bones is concerned

  7. Nancy says:

    FINALLY – Shocked we have to wait 8 more weeks! But who can figure out Fox??
    Hodgins was hurt in blast that has left his spinal cord compromised. Poor Hodgins!

  8. Boiler says:

    Great for Bones. Hope this isn’t last season. Also glad it is first because show after it sounds miserable

  9. BK says:

    It’s actually pretty smart to hold off until then- at least from a network/ratings standpoint. Matt, they have what, 12/14 eps left? So last year, they stretched till the end of June with eps- when almost all of the other shows had aired their finales- once they hit the first week of June or so, Bones was consistently in the top 20 shows for the week, if not higher. It also gives the net a little more time to see what is and isn’t working in terms of their mid season launches and recently ordered pilots, right Matt?

  10. Mariana Vidal says:

    How wonderful to know that my favorite show Bones, is coming back soon. I do love, love, love, the show, the actors, the characters, the storylines. Emily is absolutely believable as the Superconfident and knowlegeable Dr. Brennan. I happen to work with one of these gifted and so called geniuses. He definitely is the very best in his field. However, his demeanor is so abnoxious that I am considering leaving my job just to be away from him. More power to the show; it is amazing and the proof resides in the fact that it has been around for so long.
    Congratulations everyone! Mariana

  11. Patty says:

    So HAPPY cant wait for April 14th!
    Now waiting for “good” S12 news!!

  12. lrdslvrhnd says:

    Mid-April? So… the show is officially done then, yes?

    • anon says:

      Idol ends on April 7th, Bones returns April 14th

      Officially there is no word on Bones fate just like many other network shows

  13. kmw says:

    Wow it took FOX almost TWO months to confirm what most of us already knew. At least they finally gave us a date. I hope Bones doesn’t get interrupted in between because if they have 12 episodes left they are going to run into July. Seriously why did it take this long. Cannot wait for it to come back!!!

  14. KC says:

    Why is this show still on?

  15. Ru says:

    YES! FINALLY!!!! This news made my day! I missed them so much!!! Still APRIL?!?!?!? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?? They really don’t care about the fans at all… so sad.

  16. Sylvia Hill says:

    If the folks who complain about Bones being a lousy show are so down on it, WHY ARE THEY STILL WATCHING IT. All they have to do is change channels and let us boneheads enjoy the best show on TV!

  17. d282 says:

    I am so glad that Bones is finally coming back. My husband and I have missed it so much. Thank you Fox for finally returning it.

  18. Jacquelyn Foreman says:

    ABOUT TIME! FOX needs to do better! This show has a loyal fan base and we deserve better as does the show! The lack of promotion is rediculous! I am very happy to know it is coming back and I feel the writers have many more stories to tell for multiple seasons to come!

  19. Dea says:

    I’m sooo glad they are returning Bones. Love that show, characters and story lines.

  20. Barry says:

    Will American grit come to the UK ? Barry

  21. carmela says:

    finally!!!!!why take its so long???

  22. AMY says:

    Been waiting along wait for tonight’s viewing….
    Love the show..with a passion.
    My fav crime solving slash family show..Hope to see the seasons growing and not fade….show has so much room to grow and grow ….LOVE IT!!!!!!!