Stars David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel, executive producer Barry Josephson and forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs -- whose books inspired the 12-season series -- have all reached a "lucrative settlement" with Fox after a four-year legal battle over Bones profits. The settlement comes seven months after an arbitrator awarded the four an eye-popping $179 million in damages after finding evidence that the studio had committed multiple frauds. The award was later reduced to $51 million. All parties have reached an agreement to avoid an appeal that would've put $128 million on the line, in addition to the $51 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "After nearly half a decade battling the creative team behind one of TV's biggest hits, Fox has finally reached a settlement that will end the huge lawsuits over profit sharing for Bones," writes The Hollywood Reporter's Eriq Gardner. "On Wednesday, the parties filed dismissal papers in Los Angeles Superior Court. The dispute draws to its conclusion, but amid continued consolidation in the media sphere and new streaming platforms being launched by studio giants the brawl over Bones is not likely to be forgotten anytime soon."