Fox has managed to bury the eyebrow-raising Bones dispute deep in the bowels of arbitration.
The longest-running hourlong drama in Fox's history triggered not one but two lawsuits last year, the first from executive producer Barry Josephson and the second
from stars Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz. The allegations included
word that 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch once said that Bones
was perhaps the most profitable show in the network's history, as well
as arm-twisting on the part of 20th TV chairmen Dana Walden and Gary
Newman and executive Peter Rice, who were said to have threatened the
profit participants into taking a lower license fee or face immediate