Bones showrunner Stephen Nathan says he’s hopeful that the show will be renewed for Season 11, though he doesn’t expect a decision to be made in the very near future.
Speaking to TVLine, Nathan said a decision over the procedural’s Season 11 future could be a while in coming due to the often lengthy process of actor contract renegotiations:
“I think it might take a little bit of time because there are [actor] renegotiations involved.
That being said, Nathan is “sure” that the show will be renewed as he believes the early Season 10 ratings are pointing to an eleventh season:
“If everybody keeps watching as much as they have been — and on the most difficult night on television — then I am sure we will be back. It’s something that we’re anticipating and hope for. It doesn’t seem as if the show is slowing down.”