David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel, <I>Bones</i> David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel, Bones

To hear Bones bosses Hart Hanson, Barry Josephson and Stephen Nathan tell it, the remainder of this season offers much for those longing for an even stronger Brennan-Booth relationship, if not romance.

Addressing the well-known spoiler than Bones and Booth soon will "wind up in bed together, naked," I pressed the producers on what sounds like just another perhaps-misleading tease. "Something is going to happen," says Hanson. "It's much less a cheat than the kiss [done on a bet during Season 3] was."

Nathan then reminds us of the scoop that Bones — whose biological clock is feeling "a little tick-tock" — will ask Booth to father her baby, "and we'll find out whether or not that's actually possible." (Um, why wouldn't it be? Doesn't Tab A simply go in Slot B...?)

The execs also preview several returns, including more appearances by Booth's brother, and reveal why it's been so hard to get Emily Deschanel's indie darling real-life sister, Zooey, to guest-star on the show.

Other brand-new Bones video to watch: David Boreanaz previews Booth and Bones' trip to the circus.

Fox's Bones now airs Thursdays at 8 pm/ET.

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