The third season of the American television series Bones premiered on September 25, 2007 and concluded on May 19, 2008 on the Fox Network. The show moved back to its original time slot, airing on Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m. ET before moving to Mondays at 8:00 p.m. ET in 2008. The third season was cut short due to 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike and only consisted of 15 episodes, including the unaired second season episode "Player Under Pressure". Due to the strike, the show had an extended hiatus after "The Santa in the Slush" aired on November 27, 2007; the show returned on April 14, 2008. The season averaged 8.9 million viewers.
In the UK, the season premiered on November 8, 2007 and concluded on May 29, 2008 on Sky1, airing on Thursdays at 9:00 p.m., and averaging 682,067 viewers. The season took a four-month hiatus due to the Writers Guild of America strike beginning after "The Boy in the Time Capsule" on December 20, 2007, with episodes resuming on April 10, 2008 with "The Knight on the Grid".