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TCA: Fox renews ‘Bones,’ eyes Shyamalan mini

Net also plans for miniseries with 'Band of Brothers' scribe McKenna

Fox announced a ninth season renewal for “Bones” and development plans for two miniseries from M. Night Shyamalan and “Band of Brothers” scribe Bruce McKenna.

Bones,” which returns to the air Monday after a holiday hiatus, is produced by Twentieth Century Fox TV. Show, created by Hart Hanson, stars Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz.

Net will order either Shyamalan’s project, titled “Wayward Pines,” or McKenna’s “Blood Brothers” later this year for a 2014 debut.

Fox topper Kevin Reilly has talked previously about getting into the miniseries business and in October Gina Balian was put in charge of a new longform division that would supply event series for Fox, FX and Fox Movie Channel. These first two minis are the first projects to come out of that division.

“These represent exactly the kind of high-impact, 10- to 12-part events we set out to develop when we entered the limited-series business,” said Reilly. “They are the first of many big ideas, big names and big talent that you can anticipate will be on our air in the next 12-24 months.”

“Twins Peak”-like Wayward Pines” is based on the novel “Pines” by Blake Crouch and follows a Secret Service agent who arrives in a small time and uncovers many mysteries of the communiy and its inhabitants.

Spec script was written by Chad Hodge. Shyamalan, whose career has been dedicated to theatricals up until this point, will exec produce with Donald De Line and Ashwin Rajan.

“Blood Brothers” is the true story of the West Point class of 1861, as the Civil War is about to begin and friends are often on opposite sides of the conflict.

McKenna, who also wrote HBO’s “Band of Brothers” sequel “The Pacific,” exec produces with Timothy Scott Bogart and and Gary Randall.

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