Q: I've been binge-watching "Bones" lately and really enjoying it. What have the cast been doing since?

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Adam Thomlison / TV Media

"Bones" had a lot of people come and go in its 12 years on the air, from 2005 to 2017. But when you're talking about the "the cast," I assume you're talking about leads Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz, plus full-time supports Michaela Conlin, T.J. Thyne and Tamara Taylor.

As for what they've been doing, the answer, for everyone but Boreanaz, is the usual one: Trying to find a new home for themselves after getting so comfortable in their old one.

Boreanaz was always going to be the exception -- he came in with the strongest background, having spent a decade as a teen-heartthrob vampire in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." So it's no surprise that he walked off the "Bones" set and straight into yet another full-time TV gig, on CBS's "SEAL Team."

Deschanel, on the other hand, seems to just be having fun at the moment. She did a season-long guest turn on the TNT drama "Animal Kingdom," she recently shot an upcoming indie film called "Continue," and she did a couple of guest spots on "The Simpsons" and "Drunk History," two shows that are famously fun to work on.

Of the others, Taylor, who joined "Bones" late as Camille Saroyan, has had the most success so far. She did a five-episode run in the high-profile Netflix series "Altered Carbon" and starred in another Netflix series, "October Faction" (though it was recently canceled).

Thyne and Conlin, on the other hand, have struggled a bit to find a new place. Conlin recently had a six-episode arc in the hit western drama "Yellowstone," while Thyne's biggest post-"Bones" gig was a three-episode run earlier this year in the Netflix series "Gentefied."

We certainly haven't heard the last of any of these stars, especially since, as you point out, "Bones" is still accessible in repeats, keeping the cast firmly in the public eye.


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