ABC’s ‘Castle’: Nathan Fillion – Stana Katic series on verge of season 6, 7 pickup

CasteAre we starting to be near the end of “Castle”? We don’t know a concrete answer to that just yet, but ABC is considering renewing the Nathan Fillion – Stana Katic series in a way that pushes the show to the end of its contracts with most of its initial cast.

According to a new report from Deadline, there are serious considerations now about giving “Castle” an impressive two-season renewal, which would mean that the next available time for it to end would be the end of season 7 in 2015. This is far and away a big change for a show that started off at mid-season, and spent the first two years firmly on the bubble. The show has been helped over the years by lead-ins with “Dancing with the Stars” and “The Bachelor,” but what has helped it dramatically in this span of time is that while those other shows have seen its ratings fluctuate or drop, it has stayed relatively steady. Not only that, but it has become this years the most-watched drama on ABC, even if “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal,” and “Once Upon a Time” have averaged better ratings in the 18-49 demographic.

So should season 7 be the end? We have a lot of time to talk about that, but Fillion himself has expressed an interest in ending the show before it starts to overstay its welcome, and he is a fan of the British TV model where shows typically end after only a few seasons and a limited run. “Castle” is surely going to get a little bit more of a burn than that, and we figure that ABC and the actors will re-evaluate things around the start of season 7 if this two-year renewal happens.

Do you think that this is much-deserved for the show, especially after everything that has happened over the years? If you want to check out some more scoop on the end of “Castle” this season, you can do so over at the link here.

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