You may remember that in 2005, there was a new show about people who solved crime using bones. It was called, unsurprisingly, Bones, and it starred the guy from Buffy and Angel and the woman whose younger sister was in Elf. Remember that show? It hasn’t gone anywhere. Or maybe it would be more accurate to say that it’s gone everywhere—Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and back again—but it hasn’t gone away. Whether you’ve been watching for a decade or fell off the wagon years ago, we have the ultimate season-by-season guide to get you prepared for tonight’s season 10 premiere.
Season 1: FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) is paired with Dr. Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel), a forensic anthropologist who uses bones to determine how people died. Brennan works at the Jeffersonian Institution—think Smithsonian—with her team of “squints,” including Hodgins (TJ Thyne), bug guy and secret billionaire; Angela (Michaela Conlin), an artist whose dad just happens to be a member of ZZ Top; and Zack (Eric Millegan), the intern. When they find Brennan’s mother’s body, she discovers that her parents were actually bank robbers on the run, and her dad is still out there.
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