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Bones Season 12

Bones Enlists Acting Vets Ed Asner and Hal Holbrook for Final Season

Two members of television royalty will descend on Bones during the series’ 12th and final season.

Emmy winners Ed Asner (The Mary Tyler Moore Show) and Hal Holbrook (Evening Shade) have booked guest stints on the Fox drama, TVLine has learned exclusively.

In the coming season’s third Episode, Asner will portray Mike Mancuso, a seemingly kindly man who turns out to be quite the slippery, deceptive and duplicitous wise guy. Holbrook, meanwhile, will play Red Fletcher, a Marine Corp veteran who possesses a strong and silent demeanor — think Agent Booth (David Boreanaz) in about 40 years.

Bones‘ 12-episode farewell season is slated to premiere in early 2017 on Fox.