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'Bones': Is the Finder someone you'd watch every week (if he's shirtless)?

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Last night’s episode of Bones introduced “The Finder” Walter Sherman (Geoff Stults), a former military policeman who did two tours in Iraq and returned with brain damage that made him suspicious of everything and everyone — but also able to find anything and anyone because of it (or so he believes). The character could front a new Fox show this fall, alongside his legal adviser/bodyguard Leo (Michael Clarke Duncan) and bartender/pilot/systems analyst Ike (Saffron Burrows). Are you rooting for him? READ FULL STORY

'Bones': Booth and 'Finder' Walter Sherman get reacquainted -- Watch here!

The April 21 “Finder” episode of Bones serves as a backdoor pilot for a potential Fox fall series centered on Walter Sherman (Geoff Stults), a former military policeman who believes brain damage that he suffered in Iraq hasn’t just made him freakishly paranoid, but also gave him a preternatural ability to locate anything — or anyone. Booth (David Boreanaz) and Brennan (Emily Deschanel) travel to Florida to solve the murder of a maritime museum security guard, and once there, Booth suggests they call on Walter to help find a stolen treasure map. As you can tell from our first look at Walter in action, he and Booth have a history. The scene also introduces Walter’s associates: Leo Knox (Michael Clarke Duncan), who serves as his legal advisor, bodyguard, and best friend; and Ike Latulippe (Saffron Burrows), the badass who drives the boats, flies the planes, and owns The Ends of the Earth, the bar they call their headquarters. Watch the exclusive clip below.  READ FULL STORY

TV's Most Dateable Characters: Choose your 'one' from readers' top picks (Poll!)

Dateable-charactersImage Credit: Greg Gayne/NBC; Justin Lubin/NBC; Brian Bowen Smith/Fox; Mitchell Haaseth/NBC; Bob D'Amico/ABC (2)Last week, PopWatch asked readers to name the TV character they’d date in real life. After tallying more than 2,000 nominations (yes, we read them all), we’re ready to take it to a vote. We’ve put your top picks — 25 men, and 29 women (there was a tie for that last spot) — in two polls below. Vote now through Tuesday at midnight ET. Come back Friday when we’ll reveal the results. Remember: You can’t change anything about the character you’re picking, other than that he or she will no longer have feelings for his or her show love interest. (Second rule: Do not feel guilty.) Note: The order the characters are listed in the polls below is how they ranked during the first round, when you could be indecisive. What will happen when you can only pick one?  READ FULL STORY

'Bones' proposal: Who cried?

Bones-Dare-devil-In-MoldenImage Credit: Ray Mickshaw/FoxSPOILER ALERT: Last night’s episode of Bones was the one many fans have been waiting for — Hannah turned down Booth’s marriage proposal because she’s “just not the marrying kind.” Booth, understandably, took it hard, and David Boreanaz took his character to places we had not seen before. How about that look Booth gave Hannah when she asked him to pretend the proposal and refusal never happened? That is the closest Seeley Booth will ever come to wanting to strike a woman. READ FULL STORY

'Bones' proposal episode: How screwed is Hannah?

Bones-613Image Credit: Ray Mickshaw/FoxDespite Bones producers (and writers) repeatedly telling us how much Brennan likes Booth’s girlfriend Hannah — which means we should, too — a large portion of the audience has never warmed to the character. That makes tonight’s episode, in which Booth and Sweets decide in the opening booze-filled scene to propose to each of their girlfriends, particularly interesting. Assuming Booth does end up popping the question, Hannah will be damned if she says “I do” and, perhaps, damned if she doesn’t. (Why wouldn’t she want to marry our Seeley?) How do you hope this plays out? And how do you think this plays out?  READ FULL STORY

Geoff Stults lands lead in potential 'Bones' spin-off: Why we're psyched

Geoff-StultsImage Credit: Pixplanete/PR PhotosGeoff Stults, last seen on ABC’s Happy Town, will play “Locator” Walter Sherman in the April episode of Bones serving as a backdoor pilot for a potential spin-off series, EW has confirmed. The Hollywood Reporter first reported news of the long-awaited casting, which exec producer Stephen Nathan described as a tricky process to EW earlier this month. “You want to find people you want to see every single week do one unique character. That’s why when you have Hugh Laurie, who is essentially playing a very unlikable character, you love to see him. And that is a rare, rare quality to find,” he said. “The finder won’t be an unlikeable character, but because it is a unique character, it’s difficult to find just the right person.” Casting came down to the wire: The episode — which finds Booth (David Boreanaz) and Brennan (Emily Deschanel) traveling for a case to Key West, Fla., where the spin-off would be set — will shoot next month.  READ FULL STORY

'Bones': Goodbye, Gravedigger (and Gormogon conclusion resentment)

Bones-Sweets-Bullet-BrainImage Credit: Ray Mickshaw/FoxDid last night’s resolution of Bones‘ Gravedigger plotline make you forgive the show for dropping the ball on the Gormogon arc? You can tell by my headline that it’s a “yes” for me. Exec producer Stephen Nathan had warned us that it was the series’ most shocking opening ever, and he was right. The Gravedigger stepped out of the transport vehicle to walk into her final appeal and after a slo-mo stare-down with Sweets — who was, for some reason, allowed to ride with her when she requested psychological counsel so she could screw with him — she took a bullet to her head. Massive blood splatter and multiple shots of her headless body. Her brain exploded when the copper bullet hit it from 1,489 yards away. We’ve heard about this show’s battles with Fox’s censors before — I’d love to have heard the talks negotiating how many times/seconds director David Boreanaz could show the carnage. Regular viewers know not to eat during this show. I pity hungry newcomers.  READ FULL STORY

Which TV dramedies do the best drama?

castle-fightImage Credit: Adam Taylor/ABCThe first thing fans think of when they think of Castle is Nathan Fillion’s charm. The show wouldn’t have made it past season 1 without it. But after last night’s episode — in which Beckett (Stana Katic) and Castle (Nathan Fillion) dug deeper into her mother’s murder, and he not only watched a man die, but also pummeled the crap out of a guy before he could put a bullet in Beckett — you can’t deny Castle does good drama when it wants to. That two-parter last season with guest star Dana Delany and a serial killer obsessed with Nikki Heat was not a fluke. I would never suggest the series abandon its lighter side. It’s its trademark and fits Fillion as well as those button-down shirts do. But I can’t wait until the next time Beckett or he is a target. (SPOILER ALERT if you haven’t seen last night’s episode: Creator Andrew Marlowe confirms to EW the second kiss between Beckett and Castle was real. READ FULL STORY

Under-appreciated Entertainer of the Year: Katey Sagal? Tamara Taylor? Mary Elizabeth Winstead? Vote!

Underappreciated-Entertainers-5AImage Credit: Prashant Gupta/FX; Adam Taylor/Fox; Williams + HirakawaRound one of our first annual Under-appreciated Entertainer of the Year single elimination bracket game continues, and Day 5 gives you the chance to vote for an EW favorite: Sons of Anarchy‘s Katey Sagal. The Emmy voters snubbed her, but you shouldn’t. Of course, she’s facing off against Bones‘ Tamara Taylor, an actress who some Bones‘ fans would argue is even under-appreciated by the show’s writers.

The decisions don’t stop there. You’ve got three more match-ups to ponder. In the music quarter of the bracket, its Killers frontman-turned-solo artist Brandon Flowers versus electronic duo Crystal Castles; in the movies field, it’s Winter’s Bone‘s Jennifer Lawrence (who EW’s Lisa Schwarzbaum described as, “the movie’s blooming discovery, a mesmerizing actor with a gaze that’s the opposite of actress-coy”) vs. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World‘s Mary Elizabeth Winstead (who EW’s Owen Gleiberman said is “a born star… like a kewpie-doll Edie Sedgwick”); and in the reality TV competition, it’s The Amazing Race‘s Phil Keoghan versus Wipeout‘s John Henson. (Race wins Emmys, but lord knows those jokes don’t sell themselves.)

Click here to check out our entire bracket of 64 reader-picked competitors, then cast your ballot on Round 1, Day 5’s match-ups after the jump.

Underappreciated-Entertainers-5BImage Credit: Sebastian Mlynarski; Kerry Hayes; John Paul Filo/CBS; Jeff Samaripa/ABC

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'Bones' spin-off in development: Who would you cast?

Bones-Spin-offImage Credit: Greg Gayne/FoxBones creator Hart Hanson is developing a potential spin-off, Fox confirms with EW. As first reported by Deadline, it would revolve not around an existing character — fans, breathe! — but tracker Walter Sherman, the central figure in “The Locator” novels by Richard Greener. If all goes according to plan, Hanson will introduce Sherman in an episode Fox says he’ll shoot in early December for air next year. In the books, Sherman is a Vietnam vet, but in the Bones world, Sherman will be a former military policeman who served in Iraq with Booth (David Boreanaz). Just as Booth didn’t originally get along with socially-challenged Brennan, he and Sherman — who suffered brain damage overseas that left him “skeptical of every statement” and prone to asking “offensive, seemingly irrelevant questions which oddly enough turn out to be extremely relevant” — will butt heads. Brennan, on the other hand, will be fascinated by him — which means he’s very good at his job (hence the nickname The Locator). If the network believes Hanson’s found a true leading man, the character could spin-off to his own series. (How very JAG to NCIS to NCIS: Los Angeles of them.) Hanson is looking to cast an actor in his late 20s or 30s.

So, what do you think? It could be nice for Bones to have someone to do a crossover episode with that makes more sense than The Family Guy. In the crowded procedural field, the character sounds somewhat original. (Though not as cool as crime scene cleaner Webster Fillmore Goodhue, the focus of the Alan Ball HBO pilot starring Bright Star‘s Ben Whishaw.) Who would you cast? This is a tough one: It needs to be someone with a believable physique for military police, who can act amusingly paranoid and reclusive, but who is also very attractive (I’m assuming). I don’t know how old Theo Alexander, who played Talbot on True Blood last season is, but we know he can wear a suit and deliver biting dialogue. (Can he do an American accent?) Fox would probably want a bigger name though. Where’s a young Jeff Goldblum when you need him?

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