ABC’s ‘Castle’ season 6: ABC praises Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic at TCA

Caste -Today’s TCA panel for ABC featured all sorts of discussion on some of the network’s most-popular shows, but there was one subject that Paul Lee did not seem to be particularly willing to touch with a ten-foot pole: The recent drama at “Castle” when it comes to Nathan Fillion intentionally missing a Friday in what was a contract dispute over a four-day work week. We’ve published our take on this in the past, making the argument that when you consider the hours that he already puts in, we don’t have any problem with him getting some time off.

But what does Lee have to say about this? Basically, just the following quote:

“Nathan and Stana [Katic] are fantastic actors. We feel super-optimistic [about the future of the show].”

Yes, that’s it: No discussion about anything other than a compliment thrown in the direction of Fillion and Katic. In the end, we do not see this dispute (if you can call it that, since there has only been one incident, as far as we know) derailing the show or the production. Plus, Fillion makes repeated efforts to honor and toast the crew, which probably means that the set itself is pretty peaceful and not even remotely hostile.

To us, the future of “Castle” is going to revolve more around just how much of the story is there really left to tell, and not necessarily whether or not there are contractual issues. Our personal hope would be to see season 7 be the end, given that this is an amount of time to tell the full story of Rick and Kate, and not push so far that the entire story becomes drilled into the ground.

Do you think that “Castle” still has a long life in the future? If you want to see who is going to be joining Fillion on the show this season, be sure to head on over to the link here.

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