The major network Upfront presentations won't roll out until next week, but most of the big five have already shored up a number of new and returning series to be presented at the coming events. And while certain series like ABC's 'Castle' are considered a lock for next season, new rumors suggest that ABC may opt to renew the Nathan Fillion-starring detective drama for a full two seasons, much as FOX did for 'Glee' earlier this year. Get the scoop on 'Castle's future early inside!
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In spite of the horrific events which took place in Boston this week over the marathon bombings, the only major shift triggered in broadcast primetime was that of NBC's newest 'Revolution' episode, pushed back a week for its bomb-themed content and to air additional news coverage. Now, ABC's 'Castle' has opted to re-schedule an upcoming episode with a bomb inherent to its plot, but what will air instead?
Looking for a long-lost fictional TV dad to a 40-ish leading male? Look no further than Hollywood icon James Brolin! Yes it seems after recently securing a role in 'Community' season 4 as Jeff Winger's long-lost father, James Brolin is at it again fulfilling a similar position to Rick Castle (Nathan Fillion) of ABC's 'Castle.' The show's oft-discussed father will finally make his appearance in the upcoming February sweeps episodes, but what sort of state will the man find himself in? Get the latest on 'Castle' season 5 inside!
CBS might have given a bit of short shrift to 'Unforgettable's' Dylan Walsh, but 'Castle's' February sweeps two-parter will make sure you don't forget about the former 'Nip/Tuck' star. ABC's long-running writer drama has tapped Walsh for a major role in its traditional February "event," joining the ranks of such past guest stars as Dana Delany, Adrian Pasdar and Jennifer Beals. Find out who Dylan Walsh plays on the fifth season of 'Castle' inside!
As much as we enjoy the back and forth banter between 'Castle' and his beloved Kate Beckett, we have to confess that Nathan Fillion never had a better female companion than Gina Torres' Zoe Washburne. Well, he had Morena Baccarin too, but she was literally a companion. In any case, 'Castle' is on course to continue its round of 'Firefly' love, casting former Serenity shipmate Gina Torres for an upcoming episode, but will her role be on the side of good?
'Castle' season 5 certainly started with a bang (or depending on your point of view, started after the bang), but things are just getting started for the fifth season of ABC's hit literary procedural. For weeks now we've been hearing about what could be 'Castle's most meta episode to date, where Castle and Beckett investigate a murder at a Comic-Con-like convention, involving a 'Firefly' analogue series. There's more sci-fi fun to be had however, as one (nigh unrecognizable) 'Star Trek' star has joined the mix!
Captain Malcolm Reynolds, meet Captain Max Richards! For the past few weeks we'd been hearing about an upcoming episode of 'Castle' season 5 that would likely see the show's most extensive 'Firefly' referencing to date, albeit in a meta way that involves a sort of stand-in for the classic sci-fi show. We'd also heard that the show's Captain bears more than a passing similarity to the real-life Nathan Fillion, so who's ready to meet 'Eureka's Ed Quinn as Captain Reynolds Richards?
A great many 'Castle' fan's dreams were finally realized when lo and behold our two romantic leads finally put two and two together, and hopped into bed for a long-awaited night of passion and revelry the likes of which ABC probably couldn't censor if they tried. But with every high there must come a low, and with every passionate hookup, there must come a suitably awkward morning after. But do Castle and Beckett have the passion to work through a little post-coitus coffee?
Fans of ABC's 'Castle' and Nathan Fillion alike know that the actor loves to indulge his 'Firefly' fanbase by including nods toward the legendary cancelled sci-fi series, everything from costumes to characters, but might season 5 see the biggest 'Firefly' reference to date? Earlier we'd heard that a famous sci-fi director would helm an episode featuring a murder at a comic convention, but what about the murder is secretly a tremendous nod to Joss Whedon and Nathan Fillion's FOX past?
Many a 'Castle' fan were heartily disappointed to learn that the ABC Nathan Fillion detective drama wouldn't put in for a panel at Comic-Con 2012, but now it seems the series is about to make up for it in a big way. 'Castle' and Beckett will soon find themselves at their own convention in an upcoming episode, to be directed by longtime 'Star Trek' stable and 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' star Jonathan Frakes! But will everyone's number one 'Star Trek' star beam out from behind the camera?