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Here's When Bones' Final Season Will Premiere

The long-running crime drama will start its farewell tour in January

Liam Mathews

It's almost time to bury Bones.

Fox announced Thursday that the procedural's 12th and final season, which consists of 12 episodes, will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 3 at 9/8c.

The final chapter will see the return of guest stars and squinterns from throughout the series' run. There will also be a wedding, a serial killer and a lumberjack competition (not all at once). And Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and Booth's (David Boreanaz) marriage will be put to the test when a former love interest comes back into the picture. Who do you think it will be?

"We've loved working on Bones and are so excited to bring our fans this final season," executive producers Jonathan Collier and Michael Peterson said in a statement. "After 12 years on the air, it's an honor to be able to write the exciting and meaningful ending, which the show deserves."

​Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz, Bones

Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz, Bones

Patrick McElhenney/FOX

Bones: The Final Chapter premieres Tuesday, Jan. 3 at 9/8c on Fox.