Examining the Jeffersonian Over the past 11 seasons, Bones’ FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) and Dr. Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel, right with recurring guest star Pej Vahdat) have solved more than 220 homicides. When the couple isn’t out in the field together, Booth is busy tracking down suspects while forensic anthropologist Brennan works with her team at the Jeffersonian Institute to make sense of any remains or evidence.
Built on the Fox lot in Century City, California, the Jeffersonian has become home to a number of extraordinary objects—both big and small—throughout the show’s tenure. (The Natural History Museum in Los Angeles and Wallis Annenberg Building at USC stand in for the institute’s facade.) “The lab set is a great space for bringing in very large pieces,” production designer Valdar Wilt says. “We’ve had a 60-foot tree on the platform as well as cars, vans, other enormous props. The set just works so well and it’s really held up.”
Bones, Thursdays, 8/7c, Fox