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Monday 10:00 PM on ABC Premiered Mar 09, 2009 In Season



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Show Summary

Meet Richard Castle, a successful murder-mystery writer who just killed off his main character. It seems one of his fans liked his books just a bit too much when a copycat murderer started running around killing people as described in Castle's books. After being questioned by the police Richard joins forces with Detective Kate Beckett to solve this case. The two become 'partners' and begin working together to solve other murders in New York City along with other detectives Javier Esposito, Kevin Ryan and Captain Roy Montgomery, later Captain Victoria Gates. They also work with medical examiner Lanie Parish. Richard's family includes his mother Martha Rodgers, who was a Broadway diva and his daughter Alexis. The show is produced by ABC Studios and Beacon Television. ABC debuted the show on March 9, 2009. Castle was given a 10 episode order for the first season and was renewed for a full second, third season and fourth season. Parental TV Rating: TV-14

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Fan Reviews (349)

  • keep entire cast

    The writers, directors entire crew should sit down with the three piece suits from the corp office to work out a buget together so everyone can stay.
  • Castle ended in season 7, season 8 is filler for ABC since ABC has writers block for any new shows

    The first seven season were a funny, quirky mystery show, more about the love story between Castle and Beckett with a either a classic or bizarre mystery with a twist. There were plenty of sly jokes which nods to classic shows and mysteries which made it even more enjoyable. It was only meant to be taking seriously on a rare occasion. Season eight has totally destroyed the format and become unwatchable. The leads are never in the same room and the mysteries not interesting enough to make up for the change in format. If I want to become depressed about how things are going for a couple I like, I will find someone I know on Facebook in real life. Castle was great because you know Castle and Beckett would always end up working it out and the struggle would somehow add charm and wit to solving the mystery. As far as I am concerned Castle ended in with season 7 with Beckett taking the encouragement to run for the Senate and fighting crime and corruption there, while Castle begins writing serious literature. Season eight was just a sad and lazy mistake by ABC and has nothing to do with the real show.

    BTW - ABC there are plenty of classic books/shows/movies which could be used to fill an hour slot in your schedule. Remake Perry Mason from the books. Albert Campion is another character who could be fun to watch for a hour, Molly Quinn would make a great Amanda. Casablanca should have provided two characters with enough of a backstory and untold future story to give a decent television writer something to do for a series for a few years. I wasn't alive when it was on, but Remington Steele seems to be an earlier version of Castle, remake it with new actors. Surely you people can find something creative to do with the hour slot without continuing to ruin what should have become a classic detective show and couple.moreless
  • Campaign to Save Caskett

    Please all Castle fans follow this link and help us let ABC know we want to Save Caskett 143277386519/savecaskett-campaign
  • Castle

    If Stana Katic really does leave, I wont be watching the show and I don't think most fans will either.
  • Frustrated and disappointed

    This season just doesn't meet the standards of previous seasons. I'm afraid Castle may loose a lot of fans. This season is childish, immature, and frustrating. The chemistry between Castle and Beckett isn't there, and even Ryan and Esposito just seem off. And Alexis and Martha have all but disappeared from the series. If they changed writers, then it might be wise to get the old ones back. If this is the original writers, I'm wondering what in the world is going on. Something needs to change.moreless

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Comedy, Drama, Suspense


Love & Romance, Murder & Mayhem, Detectives, facing danger, Legal