Guess who's back from his two-week vacation?! That's right,
me! Guess who's marking the occasion by reporting some spectacularly sucky news?! Yep, me again.
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.
So, what do you think? Is May too long to wait for fresh Bones? Will the afterglow from Booth and Brennan's holiday smooch have long since faded? Or do you adhere to the belief that absence makes the heart grow fonder? Speak now in the comments section below. And, c'mon, admit it: It's good to have me back.