Is David Boreanaz the new Rodney Dangerfield? That’s the question this TV Addict finds himself asking after yesterday’s TV Week headline announcing that “Fox Orders Six Scripts for BONES for 2009-10 Season.” I mean come’on FOX, six scripts? Get serious!
Not only has BONES admirably filled the “Most Valuable Player” void left by the dearly departed THAT 70’s SHOW. It has done so against all odds, including multiple pre-emptions for everything ranging from AMERICAN IDOL to President Obama, four time-slot changes in as many seasons and a total lack of marketing muscle, the likes of which is usually reserved for high profile newcomers such as FRINGE, LIE TO ME and GLEE. Add to that, the fact that BONES has helped to finally make FOX a force to be reckoned with on Thursday night (as per TV Week), “boosting the network’s season-to-date average in the 8PM time-slot by 43% in adults 18 to 49 and by a whopping 74% in overall viewers,” and one can’t help but wonder: What’s a guy gotta do for a little respect around here?