David 03 May 2011 http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/fox-renews-bones-seventh-season-184314 Fox Renews 'Bones' for Seventh Season by Lesley Goldberg Fox has renewed its forensic drama series Bones for a seventh season, with a formal announcement expected to come as soon as Tuesday. The news comes after another round of down-to-the-wire negotiations between host network Fox and its sister studio 20th TV. The cast and crew of Bones found themselves in a similar situation in the spring of 2009, when talks dragged on until just before Foxs upfront presentation to advertisers. On a conference call with reporters last month, showrunner Hart Hanson said that he was "confident" a deal would be reached for the shows seventh season. What isnt as clear is how the show will handle star Emily Deschanel's pregnancy, with Hanson noting a host of potential options, including a shorter season or a collection of episodes that dont feature Deschanel. Star David Boreanaz first announced news of Bones' renewal on Twitter, tweeting: "Season 7 is GO for Bones." The network has a potential Bones spinoff starring Geoff Stults in contention. The back-door pilot, which aired in late April, drew 11 million viewers.