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Long-Running ABC Series Canceled

May 13, 2016  •  Post A Comment

ABC has pulled the plug on a long-running drama series. Confirming the news about the cancellation of the police procedural “Castle,” the show’s creator and executive producer Andrew W. Marlowe posted a message on Twitter, writing: “To the whole Castle family- our amazing cast, our remarkable crew, our imaginative writers & our wonderful fans, thank you for 8 amzing yrs!”

Deadline.com reports that the episode scheduled to air this Monday, May 16, which had been billed as the season 8 finale, will now be “Castle’s” series finale.

The cancellation comes despite new deals being in place for a ninth season between producer ABC Studios and key cast members including Nathan Fillion, Seamus Dever and Jon Huertas. Two original cast members, Tamala Jones and female lead Stana Katic, got the word last month that they would not be coming back, Deadline notes.

Fillion and Katic both won People’s Choice Awards this year, for Favorite Crime Drama TV Actor and Actress.

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  1. Mistake! Should have offered Stana Katic and Tamala Jones contracts along with Fillion, Dever and Huertas.

    Love this show and they all made this show…

  2. I love the show too, but I did think that it was starting to wear, though I wasn’t ready for it to end so abruptly. On the other hand, maybe this could bring about a reboot of Firefly?

  3. I agree with Vickie White. This was an excellent show, and it certainly would not have been the same without Stana Katic.

  4. Castle ran one season to long. It should have ended after season 7 in which Castle was thanking everyone at the awards ceremony. This show had one of the best supporting casts and I would love to see a spin off with Dever and Husrtas. Still Castle was a fun ride. Thanks You to Andrew W. Marlowe and everyone involved with this show. I also hope you will continue the book series.

    And I also am with Scott Gilbert….I hope we will now see a return of Firefly.

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