Bones (2005–) is a crime drama television series on the FOX Network, inspired by real-life forensic anthropologist and novelist, Kathy Reichs. Forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan specializes in reading clues left behind in a victim's bones. Consequently, law enforcement calls her in to assist with murder investigations when the remains are so badly decomposed, burned, or destroyed that the standard identification methods are useless.
- Emily Deschanel as Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan, a forensic anthropologist
- David Boreanaz as FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth, the official FBI liaison with the Jeffersonian
- Michaela Conlin as Angela Montenegro, a forensic artist
- Eric Millegan as Zack Addy, Dr. Brennan's lab assistant
- T. J. Thyne as Dr. Jack Hodgins, an entomologist
- Tamara Taylor as Dr. Camille Saroyan, a forensic pathologist and the head of the forensic division
- John Francis Daley as Dr. Lance Sweets|, an FBI psychologist who provides psychological reports on criminals and staff including Brennan and Booth