I’m not gonna give my two cents on this and just post what Stephen Nathan said on the record.
“It’s a very odd situation we’re in,” he stated. “[FOX] has scheduled us for 13 episodes, but they want as many episodes as we can produce.” Sounds like a good idea to me! “We’re constructing the season so that the finale is Episode 13,” Nathan says. “And then there will ultimately be four more episodes that we can play with. [Fox] could run them on a different night, they could run them in the summer, or they could hold them for fall.” Why am I so excited right now? “Because the show is centrally episodic, and we know what’s happening with Booth and Brennan, we can do four great episodes that are almost like a mini-season,” Nathan explains (That’s a great answer). “So we can do a four-episode mini season after the 13-episode regular season.”
“It’s weird, and it’s a challenge,” he concludes. “But we’ll do it.”
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