Friday, January 04, 2008

Bare 'Bones' Until May Sweeps

Call it "The Strike Effect" or whatever you will, but Fox's Bones is the latest victim in the ongoing Writer's Strike. From TV Guide's Mike Ausiello:

A reliable source at Fox confirms reports that the final three pre-strike episodes of Bones are being held until May sweeps. Sucky, right? Wait, there's more. The show is relocating to Mondays at 8 pm, where it will be followed by original installments of the Julianna Margulies courtroom drama Canterbury's Law. The Bones/CLAW combo kicks off on April 28. (This season, May sweeps runs from April 24 to May 21. Call it Mapril sweeps.) The decision to hold Bones until May is the clearest sign yet that Fox is bracing for a long strike.

But with that depressing news out of the way, here's a little silver lining to cheer you up: Those three pre-strike Bones eppys are being joined by a fourth never-before-seen installment. Per my source, the infamous school-shooting-themed outing that was pulled last season in the wake of the Virginia Tech massacre has been "tweaked slightly" and is scheduled to see the light of day in May.

Looks likes it's "Good news, VERY bad news" for us. I am psyched to finally see that pulled episode from last season, but bummed to wait until the end of April for new installments of this delightful show. Further evidence that we need this strike to reach a fair end, so please click on the link on the right side of this blog and purchase pencils for the Pencils2MediaMoguls campaign. Be a part of the movement for a speedy and fair resolution for all (including you, the fans).

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