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.