ABC’s "Castle" is prepping a murder-mystery send-up of the NBC late night saga, Michael Ausiello over at EW.com reports.
In the episode entitled "The Late Shaft," airing April 12, "Dancing with the Stars" Tom Bergeron plays Bobby Mann, a late-night talk show host who is killed. And all eyes are on a rival talk show host, played by Bill Bellamy, who has wanted Mann’s spot.
Sounds like this is just as much referencing the old Letterman./Leno war as the Conan/Leno one. In fact, the book and HBO movie about the Letterman/Leno saga was called "The Late Shift."
Fred Willard and French Stewart are also set to guest star in the episode.