Fox Picks Up Rainn Wilson Drama Series BACKSTROM; NBC Orders Craig Robinson Comedy MR. ROBINSON to Series

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A couple of The Office alums have new shows potentially on tap for the 2014-15 TV season.  Last fall, CBS passed on the hourlong procedural Backstrom starring Rainn Wilson, but the project has now been granted new life at Fox.  The network has ordered 13 episodes of the crime drama, which is based on author Leif G.W. Persson’s book series of the same name.  Created by Bones mastermind Hart Hanson, Backstrom stars Rainn Wilson as “an offensive, irascible detective” who tries to change his self-destructive behavior to no avail.  Backstrom leads Portland’s Serious Crimes Unit, which is where the procedural element comes in.

Hit the jump for the full press release and news concerning a new NBC series starring Craig Robinson.

Executive Producers Hart Hanson and Stephen Nathan Talk BONES Season 8, the Return of the Pelant Story, the Possibility of a BUFFY or ANGEL Reunion, and More

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The hit drama series Bones returns to Fox with new episodes, following highly skilled forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz).  While the Jeffersonian team investigates the death of a woman whose body was found mutilated and discarded in a city garbage can, Booth invites Sweets (John Francis Daley) to stay with Brennan, so that Sweets can search for a new apartment.

During this recent interview to promote the new season, executive producers Hart Hanson (also the show’s creator) and Stephen Nathan talked about how things will continue to develop between Booth and Brennan, what it will be like to have Sweets move in with them, that the Pelant storyline will return in January, how they’re hoping to add another intern to the show, what’s to come with the baby, how they’re already shaping the end of the season, and whether they’ve tried to get any former Buffy, Angel or Freaks and Geeks co-stars on the show.  Check out what they had to say after the jump.

Hart Hanson and Stephen Nathan Talk BONES Season 8, the Booth/Bones Reunion, and Plans for the 150th Episode

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The hit drama series Bones returns for Season 8 on Fox on September 17th. Having been accused of murder, at the end of last season, Brennan (Emily Deschanel) is on the run from the FBI, with help from her father Max (guest star Ryan O’Neal). Meanwhile, Booth (David Boreanaz) and the Jeffersonian team are convinced that evil tech genius Christopher Pelant (guest star Andrew Leeds) has manipulated key evidence in the case to pinpoint Brennan as the prime suspect, and they set out to do everything they can to prove it and bring her back.

During this recent interview to promote the new season, executive producers Hart Hanson (also the show’s creator) and Stephen Nathan talked about the reunion of Booth and Bones, how her friends and co-workers feel about Brennan’s decision to leave, how much Christopher Pelant will play a part in the storyline this season, why they decided to update the opening credits and theme music, that the interns will continue to revolve, that viewers might see some new family members introduced along with the return of some previously seen, the challenges of keeping a show realistic for so many seasons without stagnating, what they have planned for the 150th episode, and how the contract negotiations are going with the actors for Season 9. Check out what they had to say after the jump, and be aware that there might be some slight spoilers.

Executive Producers Hart Hanson and Stephen Nathan Talk BONES and THE FINDER

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Already renewed for Season 8, the Fox drama series Bones returns in a new timeslot on Mondays with all-new episodes, starting with a very untraditional arrival of Booth (David Boreanaz) and Brennan’s (Emily Deschanel) baby daughter. In “The Prisoner in the Pipe,” a neighborhood is on edge when remains are found in the sewer, identified as a male fugitive who escaped from the penitentiary for financial fraud, and Booth and Brennan turn to an inmate for clues about the murder.

During this recent interview to promote the return of the show, executive producers Hart Hanson (who is also executive producer of The Finder) and Stephen Nathan talked about what it will be like for Booth and Brennan to work together and have a baby together, how they decide when a recurring character will come back for a specific episode, how the arrival of the baby will change things (or not) for the characters, the decision to skip over showing the development of the Booth and Brennan relationship before skipping straight to the pregnancy, what’s to come for the other characters, what might happen to the four stand-alone episodes that are in limbo with the shortened season, and whether other cast members might appear on The Finder, if that series gets another season. Check out what they had to say after the jump:

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