Geoff Stults Cast as "The Locator" on Bones Spinoff

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The much-anticipated Bones spinoff has found its lead.

Geoff Stults of 7th Heaven, October Road and Happy Town fame will front the Fox pseudo-pilot, which will air as the 19th episode of Bones‘ current season.

Stults' casting, as reported by TV Line, concludes a lengthy search for the new show's star. The pilot was originally expected sooner, but was pushed back.

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Based on The Locator series of two books written by Richard Greener, the prospective new series will center on Walter Sherman, a.k.a. “The Locator.”

Stults will play the former military policeman who can find anything. Michael Clarke Duncan will play his partner Leo, a "tough cowboy philosopher."

What do you think of the duo at the helm of this potential Bones spinoff? Hit the comments and tell us if you're looking forward to this episode.

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When I saw the "Finder" episode I thought it was GREAT! The first thing I thought was "They have to make this into a series." The characters are great, funny and clicked. I can't wait for the series to air!


I loved the Books and loved the TV adaptation on the bones episode from last season. I couldn't wait... but what happened, been waiting for the new Locator spin off but nothing happened. does anyone know


Actually, as big a fan of bones as I am, I thought this was very clearly not an episode of Bones at all, but in fact a very rubbishy pilot for what is bout to be a remarkably unremarkable show. The only thinkg I liked about it at all was Michael Clarke Duncan (who is usually, though not always, very enjoyable to watch. I would in fact not terribly mind the addition of his character to that or any other show. Maybe give him his own , call it B.A with Brains or something. Not a fan of the lead actor, Safron Burrows was unrecognisable (which is a good trick for the normally instantly recognisable acrtress) but unfortunately, her character (Howling Dyspraxic Murdoch or whatever her name was) sucked slightly more than she blew, but that's faint praise, I grant you. I accept the logic of "first year of TNG syndrome" posted above, but I think there had to be more... quality to the this pilot to warrant such a lofty comparison (though having re-watched TNG S1 I'm stunned it ran 7). As far as backdoor pilots go NCIS's spin off frm JAG was way better (but NCISLA's from NCIS waaaaaaay worse). I doubt I'll watch the series proper, and I doubt you will either if there are any more eps like that. Mind you, I hadn't heard about the show or books and was pretty p.o'ed to lose an episode of bones, so maybe I'm just still miffed.


Just watched the Bones episode..Loved the characters for the new spin off...cant wait to see the new show


bring it on! just watched the bones episode and can not wait to have the series!


I cannot wait for this series. I have to add that I also REALLY liked "October Road" with Geoff Stults and cannot believe, to this day, that it was taken off the air! Maybe if it had been on a different day and not opposite other established shows it would have made it big time!


I LOVED it! I forgot I was watching Bones. I cant wait for this to be a series, I really hope fox picks it up I think it will be a hit!


I loved the last episode of "Bones" with the guest appearance of the Locator and his team. I felt an instant ardour for the Cast as well as characters. If they keep the promise of the "Pilot" I will have another great TV-Show to look forward to!


I thought the pilot tried too hard. There were too many gimmicks--the debate board, the catch phrase, "I'll risk it," the girl's mispronouncing words, MCD randomly spouting poetry or bible verses loudly...The only cute, authentic thing about the episode was his paranoia, but even that was a bit forced. And the exposition hammer bludgeoned me to death with the brain damage issue. I did love the fight between him and Booth; it was corny, but that was alright. I'll give this a chance, but the writing needs to be smoother.


I found the spinoff episode very entertaining. I'm afraid some of the criticism in other reviews may be what i call "First Year of Next Generation Syndrome" which is the period where a set of actors who have a tight interaction in the plot haven't quite gotten comfortable with each other yet. I'm hoping they give it a try. I think the characters have potential for a fun show in the spirit of Tales of the Gold monkey.

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