May 07, 15

Castle Renewed for Season 8!!

With six new dramas and three comedies set to join the 2015-16 schedule, ABC has also started handing out renewals to current series. A total of 22 series got the official greenlight on Thursday night.

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Castle

The procedural starring Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic will be back for its eighth season. Fillion inked a new deal to return, and Katic — sources tell THR — is expected to close a new pact as well. Produced in-house by ABC Studios, Castle has been a sturdy performer for ABC on Mondays at 10 p.m. and still pulls 12.7 million viewers on a weekly basis. Rumors about the future of the series have swirled of late, with sources telling THRthat the veteran drama from Andrew Marlowe could return for an abbreviated final season. While it’s unclear if season eight will be Castle‘s last one thing is certain: showrunner David Amann, who took over for Marlowe in season seven, has exited.

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