17 “Fictional” TV Characters Based on Real People
Temperance Brennan from Bones
Temperance is loosely based on the life of one of the show’s producers, Kathy Reichs. She’s also a novelist who published a series of books about her life as a forensic anthropologist, and those books inspired the show. Temperance was named after the main character from one of Kathy’s crime novels. And like the author, Temperance writes successful mystery novels about a forensic anthropologist named (you guessed it…) Kathy Reichs.