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Skull and "Bones": Sam Weir All Grown Up

If there's one series that I view with the utmost respect and adoration it's the sadly short-lived Freaks & Geeks, though the series has certainly proven itself an adept hand at casting the next generation of talent actors, from Linda Cardellini and Jason Segel to James Franco, Busy Phillips, and Seth Rogen.

I've been hoping for a long time now that the series' Sam Weir, John Francis Daley, would find a series equal to his talents, but after the demise of Kitchen Confidential, Boston Public, and botched pilot The Call, I hoped that we'd get to see him as a series regular on an established series for a change.

That hope has arrived in the form of FOX's procedural crime drama Bones. Daley has been upgraded to series regular status on the series after making a guest appearance earlier this season.

Daley plays Dr. Lance Sweets, a therapist assigned by the FBI to monitor the relationship between Temprance Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) in order to see whether they should continue as partners.

As Daley's recent upgrade means that he'll be seen in more than the four episodes in his original deal, I'd expect that we'll see him in more locations than just his therapist's office over the course of the season...

"[Daley] is terrifically funny and very appealing while projecting intelligence, which injects his scenes with all our actors, especially Emily and David, with a kind of rollicking energy that is a real bonus," said Bones executive producer Hart Hanson. "He fits in perfectly with the cattywonkers tone of our show."

Cattywonkers indeed.

What's On Tonight

8 pm: NCIS (CBS); Singing Bee (NBC); Beauty and the Geek (CW); It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (ABC); Bones (FOX)

9 pm: The Unit (CBS); The Biggest Loser (NBC; 8:30-10 pm); Reaper (CW); Dancing with the Stars (ABC); House (FOX)

10 pm: Cane (CBS); Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC); Boston Legal (ABC)

What I'll Be Watching

8 pm: Beauty & the Geek.

I'm a sucker for the CW's "social experiment" Beauty & the Geek. But if you were hoping for a brand-new episode tonight, you're plum our of luck. On tonight's episode ("A Look Back"), the producers offer up a retrospective of this season so far along with never-before aired footage. Yawn.

8 pm: Torchwood on BBC America.

Looking for something entirely different to watch? Why not catch this past Saturday's episode of British import Torchwood, a spin-off of Doctor Who? On tonight's episode ("They Keep Killing Suzie"), when Torchwood is implicated in a series of murders, Jack uses the gauntlet to resurrect Suzie Costello to provide some answers, but Suzie has other plans when she comes back to life for longer than the gauntlet's standard two minutes.


Anonymous said…
I THOUGHT that was him!

I turned on the tv the other night and thought I saw little Sam Weir. I had no idea what show it was, as I only looked for a sec. Good for him.
Not a "Bones" fan but am happy to see him working. Go Sam!

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