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OTRC: 'Bones' renewed for season 8 by FOX

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

"Bones," a dark comedy series starring David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel, has been renewed for an eighth season.

The FOX network announced the news in a statement to OnTheRedCarpet.com on Thursday, four days before the show returns from a hiatus on Monday, April 2.

"I'm really happy to have this distinctive, fan-favorite on our schedule for another season," said FOX's President of Entertainment, Kevin Reilly.

"We're back, baby!!!" "Bones" executive producer Stephen Nathan later Tweeted.

The show debuted in 2005. Boreanaz plays FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth. Deschanel portrays Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan, a forensic anthropologist who can read clues in the bones of victims. The two are partners at work, taking on complicated homicide cases, and in real life. Brennan is also pregnant with Booth's daughter.

Warning: Spoiler alert!

On Monday's new episode, the two examine the remains of an escaped convict, while Brennan goes into labor. Boreanaz, who has two children in real life, told OnTheRedCarpet.com earlier this month that Booth will face some new obstacles in fatherhood.

"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," he added about the show, which has a cult following.

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

Deschanel gave birth to her first child with "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" actor David Hornsby in September 2011.

"[Brennan] deals with things that women have to deal with when they have a baby, like hormonal things, emotional connections to the baby, your clothes not fitting right," Deschanel told OnTheRedCarpet.com. "It's fun to actually experience things in my own life and then read it in the script and be like, 'Hey, wait a second, I'm going through that right now,' so that's fun."

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