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From a strictly chronological standpoint one could argue that Bones is getting a little long in the tooth — even the best TV procedurals can get stale after several seasons. So are Bones producers treating the upcoming eighth season as though it were the last? TV Line asked Bones creator Hart Hanson this very question. He says, “I could see Season 9 or 10 being the last, but definitely not [Season 8].” Whew. Exhale.

It seems like Hart feels like there’s a lot of ground left to explore between Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and Booth (David Boreanaz) now that they’re a committed couple, working together and raising a daughter. He explains, “Post Booth and Brennan being together, there’s a good three seasons [of story] left.” We tend to agree — in fact, can we sign up to see Baby Christine through college?

We can see it now: Post-retirement Brennan and Booth star in Bones: The Arthritis Years.    

Source: TV Line

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