Synopsis by Hal Erickson
One of the many CSI-like "procedural" series of the 2005-2006 TV season, the weekly, hour-long Fox network offering Bones was inspired by the career of real-life forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs. Emily Deschanel headed the series as Dr. Temperance Brennan, an attractive forensic anthropologist (and part-time novelist) working for the Jeffersonian Institution. Because of her skill in using skeletal remains to determine such matters as the cause of death and the profile of the killer, Dr. Brennan was frequently summoned by the police to help them solve cold-case murders in the Medico-Legal lab. Her colleagues included brash, profane computer expert Angela Montenegro (Michaela Conlin); obsessive conspiracy buff Zack Addy (Eric Millegan); insect, mold, and mineral specialist Dr. Jack Hodgins (T.J. Thyne); and by-the-book lab director Dr. Daniel Goodman (Jonathan Adams). Functioning as both Dr. Brennan's sometime partner and severest critic was ex-army sniper and special government operative Seeley Booth (Angel's David Boreanaz), who strongly preferred using his own gut instincts rather than scientific theory. Bones was first telecast September 13, 2005.
forensic-science, anthropology, crime-solving, process [procedure], writer