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Up until last year, Bones generally put out around 22-23 episodes a season. Then leading lady Emily Deschanel (Brennan) got pregnant, and her resulting maternity leave meant that Season 7 had to be cut a few episodes short.

The entire season contained just 13 episodes. So will this next season be a repeat of the same, or can we expect to see a ton more episodes than before?

The answer: YOU BET.

Give Me My Remote reports that Season 8 will have not just 22 or 23, but 26 total episodes this year. “We will have 26 episodes,” showrunner Hart Hanson tells the site. “We are making 22, the order is for 22 and we have four hanging chads.”

By “hanging chads,” he’s of course referring to those four bonus episodes that never actually aired last season. Though, knowing this show, we wouldn’t but it past them to incorporate a hanging murder victim who just happened to be named Chad, either.

Source: Give Me My Remote

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