This is the eighth and final season of the show. It premiered in 2001 but there was a year and a half off due to a writers' strike. There will be a movie made that takes place in Prague. It will not go by hours. I had written earlier this was the tenth season, but forgot about the writers' strike. It really started in 2002 though the first episode was in 2001, just after 9/11. So it went 2001/02 then '03, '04. '05, '06, '07, '09 and this season.