Bones Spin-off Show The Locator Locates its Leading Man

So does this mean Bones and Booth never become a couple? Oh wait, that really doesn’t have anything to do with this news, but honestly, they’ve been dragging that “will they, won’t they” shtick out for so long I start snoring whenever it comes up on the show now. Fortunately, there might be another show from the creators of “Bones” to look forward to now that even a serial killer getting her head blasted into little chunks has become barely shrug-worthy — a spin-off show called “The Locator”, which will be based on the two novels featuring the character by author Richard Greener.

“October Road” star Geoff Stults has landed the coveted role, which will find him playing Walter Sherman aka “the Locator,” a former military policeman who can find anything. Stults’ Locator will be making his first appearance on the 19th episode of “Bones‘” current season, after which he will be spun off into his own show.

Or at least, that’s the plan. Remember when “House” tried to spin-off a show about a quirky, brilliant private detective? Yeah, that didn’t really work out.

Besides Stults, “The Locator” will also co-star Michael Clarke Duncan, who will be playing Walter’s partner Leo, “a tough, raw-hide cowboy philosopher.” Of course he is. What else would he be? He’s a big ol black dude who weighs like 300 pounds or something. That always screams “cowboy philosopher” to me.