On Wednesday, Bones star David Boreanaz (Agent Seeley Booth) riled up his Twitter followers by ominously tweeting, “SDCC 2012 shld [sic] be a blast and quite possible the last for #Bones? Farewell tour?” With Season 8 rapidly approaching (hopefully premiering sometime in late September), show creator Hart Hanson jumped in to quell the mass panic about a possible series-ending season.

Hart tells EW:  “We are in no way planning for it to be the last season. I mean anything can happen in a complicated world,” he adds, “but we’re very, very confident in having at least a season 9, and I can see as far as season 10 before my eyes get misty.” Be still, our beating (and sleuthing) hearts!

Hart says David’s tweets don’t just come out of nowhere. “All his incendiary tweets,” he explains, “have an element of truth to them. It’s always connected to something.” The relevant piece here is that David’s contract is up at the end of Season 8, Hart says, explaining the rationale behind the tweet thusly: “It’s like, ‘Hey, how much do you love me?’” For Bones fans, the answer is: a lot.


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