Both shows picked up for next season

Fox is showing some early love for “House” and “Bones,” picking up both for next season.

News is no surprise for “House,” which will enter its fourth season this fall. Show, which launched to tepid numbers, eventually burst into a mega-Nielsen performer and now is one of Fox’s top-rated tentpole dramas.

“Bones,” meanwhile, hasn’t yet turned into a blockbuster but has seen its fortunes improve at the net, turning into a decent player for Fox. Show marks its third season this fall.

Season to date, “House” has averaged a strong 7.1 rating/18 share in adults 18-49, as well as 17.4 million viewers. It’s Fox’s top-rated scripted skein, and No. 3 among all webs with adults 18-49.

Show stars Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory House, an acerbic but brilliant infectious disease specialist. Omar Epps, Jennifer Morrison, Jesse Spencer, Robert Sean Leonard and Lisa Edelstein also star.

David Shore created and exec produces “House,” which earned him an Emmy for writing in a drama in 2005. Katie Jacobs, Paul Attanasio, Bryan Singer and Dan Sackheim also exec produce “House,” which comes from NBC Universal TV Studio.

As for “Bones,” the drama has averaged a 3.1 rating/8 share in adults 18-49 season to date, as well as 8.8 million viewers.

Show stars Emily Deschanel as Dr. Temperance Brennan, a forensic anthropologist who assists in murder investigations. She’s frequently teamed with FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth (played by David Boreanaz).

“Bones” also stars Michaela Conlin, Eric Millegan, T.J. Thyne and Jonathan Adams; 20th Century Fox TV is behind the show exec produced by Barry Josephson, Stephen Nathan and Hart Hanson.

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