“Bones,” Fox’s longest-running current drama, has been renewed for a 10th season, the network announced Wednesday. Also, the 20th Century Fox Television series is returning to Monday nights for its final episodes of this season.
After airing on Fridays for a couple of months, “Bones” will take over the Monday 8 p.m. slot currently occupied by “Almost Human,” which wraps its first season on March 3. The final Friday original episode of “Bones” is this week, and the first episode in its new (old) timeslot will be March 10.
Next season’s order of episodes will include the 200th episode of “Bones,” which stars Emily Deschanel as a forensic anthropologist and David Boreanz as an FBI special agent.
Fox also announced that Gordon Ramsay’s alternative series “Kitchen Nightmares” will return to the schedule on Friday, Feb. 28, taking over the “Bones” slot and leading into comedies “Raising Hope” and “Enlisted.”
The network moved “Bones” from Monday to Friday in November to allow a new show, “Almost Human,” to air on the higher-visible night, on which it was teamed with “Sleepy Hollow.” The plan worked pretty well, as “Human” has been a solid-enough performer in its planned 13-episode run to merit consideration for a second season.