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OTRC: David Boreanaz talks 'Bones' season 7 spoilers, playing a dad

David Boreanaz talks to OnTheRedCarpet.com at PaleyFest 2012 about the new season of his hit show 'Bones' on March 8, 2012. (OTRC)

David Boreanaz says his "Bones" character will face some new obstacles in fatherhood.

The FOX drama is on its seventh season and returns from hiatus on April 2. Warning: Spoiler alert!

Boreanaz, 42, plays Special Agent Seeley Booth. Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan, played by Emily Deschanel, is set to give birth to her and Booth's daughter. Boreanaz explained to OnTheRedCarpet.com how the introduction of a little bundle of joy could throw his character for a loop, forcing him to balance two lives at once.

"Being a dad and catching a killer at the same time," he told OnTheRedCarpet.com. "Now that his relationship with Bones is quite different now, especially going into this season, it's going to be interesting to see how he handles that - knowing that he's being shot at, he's got to catch a killer, he's got to interrogate somebody and knowing that he's got to get home and, you know, protect his child."

"It opens up the season, and the whole series, for a new and challenging place for these characters to go," he added.

In real life, the actor and second wife Jaime Bergman, a former Playboy Playmate, have two children - son Jaden Rayne, 9, and daughter Bella Vita Bardot, 2.

"Best part about work is having my son with me today," Boreanaz said on his Twitter page on Wednesday, March 28. "Just can't keep him away from craft service. #Bones."

Boreanaz also talked to OnTheRedcarpet.com about his character's vulnerabilities in "Bones."

"Softer side? I don't know," Boreanaz laughed. "I think with him he's always open to...[I think] the vulnerable side of Booth comes out really when it has anything to do with U.S. Soldiers, or when he was deployed to Afghanistan, and obviously his connection with Brennan and how it's affected now with the new child coming into the scene - it all depends on the scene and the situation."

The show, which aired its first season in 2005, has grown into a hit FOX program with a cult following, and Boreanaz is thrilled. He gushed about the achievement, and said the secret to their success is making it all about the characters.

"It's quite an achievement, I think for everybody involved," Boreanaz added. "It's been a great journey and going into the seventh season we really felt just a new sense of a life into the series. How we were going to end the series last year because of the pregnancy and how we handled it - I think that we've really jumped the shark on that, and killed the moonlighting curse, whatever that is."

"We've maintained that it's always been about our characters' relationships, and we keep continuing to grow with that," he said. "For us, that's really been the positive side of it."

UPDATE: "Bones" has been renewed for an eighth season by FOX.

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