'Castle' to be renewed with a rare two-season pick-up


Castle cast


Fans of the ABC series 'Castle' rejoice!

While there was never any doubt that the police dramedy would return for a sixth season, Deadline is reporting that ABC is giving 'Castle' a rare two-season pick-up which will ensure the series survives until at least the close of season seven.

This is quite a change of pace for the ABC series which spent its first two seasons on the proverbial chopping block, constantly unaware and uncertain of its future. Now, 'Castle' has more than proven itself over a five-season span, having built a loyal fan following. The series stars fan favorite Nathan Fillion ('Buffy the Vampire Slayer,' 'Firefly,' 'Desperate Housewives'), a man who is a staple of comic book conventions and nerd-culture appearances. Fillion's role as Richard Castle is by far his longest-standing role to date--here's hoping that by the end of season seven he'll be referred to as "the guy from 'Castle'" instead of 'the guy from 'Firefly,'" a series that lasted a single season.

A far cry from the tenuous survival of its first two seasons, 'Castle's fifth season is now ranked as ABC's #1 ranked drama series in primetime. This is partly thanks to the lead-in of the hit reality competition 'Dancing with the Stars,' however it is a testament to the quality of 'Castle' that the viewers choose to tune in week in and week out.

'Castle' is about a mystery novelist who becomes a liason to the NYPD after a serial killer begins claiming victims by following the plots of Richard Castle's novels. The season finale of the fifth season of 'Castle' will be airing soon on ABC.


- Castle (2009)
- Nathan Fillion

Written by: bad_subject
May 9th, 2013, 10:21 am

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Message Posted On May 10th, 2013, 12:01 am
the first few eps were based on his books-but after he asked to stay and carry on to get idea's for his book---ie nikki heat--so that's why he does not publish books every week--and also-love the series-and def now there together---glad we have another 2 seasons at least

Message Posted On May 9th, 2013, 10:58 pm
Nathan Fillion is probably my favorite male actor by far and to me he'll always be "that guy from Firefly". I love Castle too, tho. That beeing said, how god damn many murders based on his books could there possibly be ?! The man must be a complete mindwreck if he packs this many murders into the few books Castle could have possibly published :) Seems like a minor oversight on the writing of the show. A new murder every week would require him to pretty much publish a new book every 1-2 months :) Just sayin' .....

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Message Posted On May 9th, 2013, 10:40 pm

"You can't take the  sky from me" :) I loved the Halloween episode with him playing Mal Reynolds. Castle is my favorite show.


Message Posted On May 9th, 2013, 8:13 pm
He is and will always be That Guy from Firefly and I saw an interview once where he himself said he takes it as a compliment of the highest praise.

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Message Posted On May 9th, 2013, 7:44 pm

The thing is, for everyone who thinks of Fillion as 'that guy from Firefly,' it's nothing but the highest praise.  How could one possibly know who Malcolm Reynolds is without loving him?


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Message Posted On May 9th, 2013, 3:44 pm

I stand by StuBnew. Nathan Fillion will be forever more Cpt' Malcom Reynolds.


Message Posted On May 9th, 2013, 1:13 pm
Has Castle written anything lately? When will they comment on Castles tummy tuck, or Lipo. Why has no one stated Castle ain't looking so fat this season.

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Message Posted On May 9th, 2013, 12:31 pm

G'Nite Firefly Renewal for atleast 2-3 years.


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Message Posted On May 9th, 2013, 11:44 am

I love Castle but Nathan Fillion will always be Cpt' Mal Reynolds

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