"Bones" is a crime procedural television series that first aired in 2005 and is still in production, as of 2015. It focuses on the relationship between the fictional forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan, played by Emily Deschanel, and FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth, who is played by David Boreanaz. Dr. Brennan and Special Agent Booth collaborate on unsolved Federal crime cases involving human remains that are too decomposed for standard FBI forensic investigation.
On "Bones," Dr. Brennan leads the Jeffersonian Institute Medico-Legal Lab, which is based on the Smithsonian Institute, which collaborates with the FBI in real life to solve crimes. Dr. Brennan is partly based on forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs, who is a producer of the show, as well as the main character in Reichs' novels, whom Dr. Brennan is named after.
"Bones" is noted for its dark humor, which acts as comedic relief for the serious subject matter it deals with. Hart Hanson, the creator of "Bones," places a lot of importance on character development and complex character relationships. Instead of using the normal flashback scenes that other procedural shows employ when characters look back at the past, "Bones" uses holographic images, which are generated by a holographic projector that was specially developed for the show, called the "Angelatron."