Hot off issuing the cancellation sledge hammer, ABC has picked up a number of returning favorites (mostly none shockers) for next season. Those orders include The Neighbors, Modern Family, The Middle, Once Upon a Time, Scandal, Castle, Grey’s Anatomy, Revenge, Last Man Standing, and Nashville. Probably the wildest of the bunch was the renewal of The Neighbors which established a small following despite being critically eviscerated in its first year on the air.
Who here wants more Castle? Trick question because it does not matter. We are hearing today that the Nathan Fillion-led dramedy is on the verge of receiving a two-season pickup. That’s right. ABC is so happy with the performance of the show compared to its other hour-long programs that they are opting to ‘vote of confidence’ the series until its seventh season. Official word is yet to come down, but it should by time upfronts roll around. Stay tuned.
Other shows expected to get renewed by ABC are Grey’s Anatomy, Modern Family, Once Upon a Time, Revenge, The Middle, Dancing with the Stars, The Bachelor, and Shark Tank.
Nathan Fillion is out promoting the return of his ABC series Castle, and last night the man took to Conan where he talked about a number of things. Topics of conversation included his fondness for the iPhone 5, welding, and his zombie apocalypse preparedness. Regarding the iPhone, Fillion dished on how much faster it is now which resulted in a conversation about how everybody needs information instantly nowadays. Continue Reading
Castle star and Twitter warrior Nathan Fillion was on Jimmy Fallon last night to promote the upcoming season finale of Castle. The actor talked about variety of things ranging from his Canadian roots to a tactic for walking the red carpet. He also talking about his summer plans and took part in a game of Bow and Arrow Shootout with the talk show host. Continue Reading
A new promo is making the rounds from Disney, and there really is no reason for it. With that being said, it is entirely welcomed. The spot puts Castle star Nathan Fillion alongside The Avengers’ Robert Downey, Jr. who are each hocking their respective properties. Perhaps the logic behind this was that both actors previously worked with director Joss Whedon.
A Firefly mini-reunion of sorts is at the forefront of tonight’s edition of ABC’s Castle as Adam Baldwin is set for a guest spot on Nathan Fillion’s lighthearted procedural crime drama. Baldwin will be playing Ethan Slaughter who becomes Richard Castle’s latest muse as the novelist continues to move on from the ‘never gonna happen’ relationship with Detective Kate Beckett. As for a full blown reunion, Fillion still wants that to happen as he recently told TV Guide his idea for that particular episode would be to have the murder of the week occur on the set of a sci-fi television show although he went on to mention that he screwed things up for that scenario by getting Baldwin cast in the role of Slaughter. Here is a clip from the appearance.
As to why this did not happen sooner, there is a good reason for that. Adam Baldwin is coming off of a five-year stint as NSA agent John Casey on NBC’s Chuck and cross-network appearances from actors like this tend to be frowned upon making such an appearance an impossibility until after the series finale which took place in January. There is no word just yet on whether Ethan Slaughter could turn into a recurring character, but audience reaction will likely be the judge of that.
Castle may not be breaking network ratings records, but over the past four seasons the Nathan Fillion-lead procedural dramedy has carved out a loyal audience thanks to its endearing ‘will it happen’-relationship between Detective Kate Beckett and novelist Richard Castle. The show illustrates a fantastic staying power that few dramas have acquired as it continually puts out 18-49 demo numbers in excess of 2.0 despite its fading lead-in that is Dancing with the Stars. With that being said, there have been questions about the obligatory conclusion of the romantic tension between the series’ two main characters and whether or not bringing that full circle would be equivocal to ‘jumping the shark.’
This week’s news concerns just that as Castle creator Andrew W. Marlowe shared an inch of his plans for the relationship at Paleyfest. He insisted that the threat of losing its allure will not be a deterrent from ultimately resolving the relationship. Furthermore, the producer went on the record saying that he does indeed know when the duo will finally get together. Marlowe stopped short of saying when that will happen (as that is part of the fun).
Going beyond that, the event also featured a nod to Adam Baldwin’s reunion with Fillion which will come by the end of season four. Baldwin’s character will be that of detective Ethan Slaughter, and the hope many fans have already have is that it will be of the recurring variety. The actor recently came available for a stint on Castle after the series finale of Chuck freed him up contractually. He previously worked with Fillion on Fox’s Firefly as well as the Joss Whedon-directed feature based on the series.
It was revealed today that TNT has acquired the off-network cable rights to the ABC hit crime dramedy, Castle, which stars Nathan Fillion (Firefly). The show continues to display considerable ratings strength by retaining a big chunk of its Dancing with the Stars lead-in for new episodes and doing fairly decent viewer numbers for repeat airings. This is a big gain for TNT as the cable network currently features repeats of another hit crime dramedy, Bones, which would create a great 1-2 pairing. Read more for the full press release. Continue Reading
ABC Studios and Marvel Entertainment are collaborating to bring fans of the television drama Castle an all-new hardcover graphic novel inspired by the series. Read more for the full press release. Continue Reading
Crime dramas aren’t as predictable as they used to be, but they still have their quirks and thus are worthy of a top ten list. Here are the top ten things that I have learned from television crime dramas. Continue Reading