ABC’s ‘Castle’ season 5: Nathan Fillion finds time for another sort of gig

Nathan FillionWe already know that Nathan Fillion is among the most-popular actors on TV, and he is best known courtesy of “Castle” for playing a writer who has a real knack for solving difficult crimes. With this in mind, doesn’t it seem appropriate that he would also get an opportunity to host an awards show that is really all about the art of good writing?

In a new statement on Monday, it was announced that the actor will be serving as the host for the 2013 Writers Guild of America Awards (or WGA Awards for shot) happening in February of this year in Los Angeles. His selection is also a smart one just from the standpoint of expanding the show’s reach: almost anyone who is familiar with Fillion is a devoted fan, and his recommendations and gigs tend to go along way to attracting a cult audience. Considering that writers often run the show in television, he therefore feels like a pretty appropriate choice.

Here is what Fillion had to say about the honor in full:

“When I first accepted the honor of hosting the Writers Guild Awards, I was confused and actually thought I was receiving one. Since I play a writer on TV, I felt perhaps someone was under the impression I deserved an award and I wasn’t about to correct them. However, now I’m in the perfect position to present myself with whichever award I choose. Who’s going to know? At the very least, I can network with the most talented writers in the business in preparation for my next round of unemployment. It’s a win/win.”

Are you thrilled to be seeing Fillion have the honor to host these awards? Be sure to share some of your thoughts below, and you can also check out some more casting new for “Castle” season 5 (which returns to ABC on January 7) over at the link here.

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