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TNT Adds Bones to Lineup

TNT picked up the off-network rights to Twentieth Television’s Bones, which will premiere on the cable network Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 10 p.m. and then air in that time slot weekly.

The show, inspired by the crime novels of real-life forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs, is in its third season on Fox.

“With a smart sense of humor and memorable characters, Bones fits perfectly within the TNT lineup of world-class crime dramas, alongside top-rated original series like The Closer and Saving Grace and acquired series like Cold Case, Without a Trace and Law & Order,” said Ken Schwab, senior vice president of programming for TNT and TBS. Bones, starring Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz, is executive-produced by Hart Hanson, Barry Josephson and Stephen Nathan.

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.