Credit: FOX © Fox Broadcasting Co. Photo: The Finder's Geoff Stults as Walter and Michael Clarke Duncan as Leo in a Convertible

We first met the quirky — but ridiculously hot — Walter (Geoff Stults) back in April 2011, when Bones aired its special The Finder spin-off episode.

Fox loved it so much that they decided to pick up The Finder as Bones’ mid-season replacement. With Emily Deschanel (Brennan) unable to film as many Bones episodes this season due to her maternity leave, at least we have Walter and his pals to help keep our Thursday nights full of adventure and fun.

So when does The Finder officially premiere? The first episode airs on Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 9 PM on Fox. (That’s right after Bones’ special 8 PM mid-season finale, for those of you keeping track.)

The Finder airs every Thursday at 9 PM after that — at least until Bones comes back in the spring.

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