Bones fans’ winter of discontent is almost over.
A Fox spokesperson declined to comment, but TVLine has learned that the show is expected to resume its season on Thursday, April 5 at 9/8c. It replaces spinoff The Finder, which will will conclude its freshman run in March. American Idol will continue to kick off the night at 8/7c.
There are seven remaining (official) episodes from Bones‘ current seventh season, which was truncated due to Emily Deschanel’s real-life pregnancy. But as Fox president Kevin Reilly confirmed last month at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour, four “bonus” episodes are in the mix that will “either move into next season,” he said, “or play into the summer.”