I know I just posted some reasons why I like Bones, Fox Network's semi-procedural, but I have to be completely honest and admit that I went into viewing the first episode with a very positive "pro-Bones bias. Was it because I was an Angel and Buffy fan? Sure, but it was more than that.
At last year's San Diego Comic Con, Fox did a presentation on the show where they screened the entire Pilot and provided David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel as panelists to discuss the show. In retrospect, I wish that they had included Micheala Conlin and some of the other cast members as well, but Emily and David were the only cast members most people would recognize. I say that realizing that my own remembered experience of Emily had been in the movie Boogeyman, and that in all honesty not many people other than those who saw Boogeyman three or more times would recognize her. Point of fact, during the panel discussion all the questions were directed at David Boreanaz.
It was an excellent panel and David was the perfect "fanboy/girl" interviewee. Emily and David were on time. David answered every question, no matter how silly with seriousness, candor, and humor. He was also gentleman enough to make sure that Emily, who was being ignored by the audience (for the most part), was included in the discussion. He spent time using his own "clout" to promote the relative newcomer to the "Whedonfanverse."
BTW, if you want a preview of the television shows coming out in the next season are, at least those that might be of interest to comic fans, the San Diego Comic Con has some of the best pre-season panels/presentations around. If The Inside hadn't been cancelled, I also would have attended a panel with Tim Minear.