Breaking News: According to TVLine ABC is preparing to Announce Castle Renewal

ABC is on the verge of issuing formal early renewals to nearly a dozen scripted series, including freshman hits Once Upon a Time and Revenge and established players Modern Family and Grey’s Anatomy.

Although an ABC rep declined to comment, TVLine has learned that the network’s prelim pickup list also includes Castle, Suburgatory, Last Man Standing, Happy Endings, The Middle.

It should be noted that until this news is made official by ABC anything can happen, but this fan who literally just woke up at 5:50 in the morning after having dreamed Castle was cancelled is relieved by the news which we have always been confident was coming.

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  1. Lets Go TEAM CASTLE!!!

    It will be GREAT News when Season 5 is Formally Announced

  2. musiclover says:

    I hope this is for real and we do indeed get a renewal

  3. whatever says:

    good news there then, was getting a little worried as we had not heard anything.

  4. I think there would be mutiny if ABC cancelled Castle!….lol

  5. Charlize Matthee says:

    Castle is the most amazing show ever… I would die a slow death if it were to be cancelled .

  6. Again, we will have to do what we are getting very good at  i.e. : to wait , and then maybe get out the champagne bottle!

    Admin, this emoticon is missing : champagne bottle  (think we will need it for the weeks to come) just kidding   winkwink

  7. castlefan87 says:

    Castle is the best show out there. ABC would be stupid not to renew it for another season. No jinks but talk about back lash from fans if they choose not too. Happy though castle is getting early renewal.

  8. Great news! (If it`s true wich it better be or i`ll die.)

     

    If i ever get rich I will give 50% of my money to ABC/Castle and buy 20 seasons atleast.

     

    And I will charm my way into Stana Katic`s (Love) Life.

  9. mangababe says:

    I’m cautiously optimistic about this news.  I can’t see why they wouldn’t renew, but I don’t trust any of the network programmers as far as I could throw them.  *crossing fingers that we hear soon!*  

  10. LookingforMagic says:

    Filatic said

    Great news! (If it`s true wich it better be or i`ll die.)

     

    If i ever get rich I will give 50% of my money to ABC/Castle and buy 20 seasons atleast.

     

    And I will charm my way into Stana Katic`s (Love) Life.

    If I could Like this status…I would.  thumbsup

     

    I would do exactly the same thing!

  11. Didn’t they renew a lot sooner last year?  I was wondering if they have already renewed other shows (ABC)??

     

    Also, does the later renewal mean maybe there was a negotiation for money for the actors and crew?  (Hope hope hope)…

  12. I agree 100% CASTLE is the best show ever. Lots of people would be very upset if they cancelled the show. So looking foward to Castle every week and rewatch it over and over.

  13. He-Touches-Things says:

    lv2bnsb said

    Didn’t they renew a lot sooner last year?  I was wondering if they have already renewed other shows (ABC)??

     

    Also, does the later renewal mean maybe there was a negotiation for money for the actors and crew?  (Hope hope hope)…

    Yes, Castle got an early renewal last year. But, as far as I can tell, ABC has not officially announced any early renewals yet.

  14. AimedForHisHead says:

    Was there any real doubt? Castle, while not a top 10 show, is a rock solid show pulling in decent numbers and winning several popular awards so it was safe to assume it gets renewed.. at least to me.

     

    I’m happy that after 4 seasons we get to experience a Caskett relationship and if everything fails and Castle is cancelled after 5th then we at least got that.

  15. There was absolutely no doubt that they would be renewing the show.  Look at everything they have planned… Trading cards, a board game, another Derrick Storm graphic novel, Derrick Storm novellas, and of course “Frozen Heat”.  They wouldn’t invest all of that money if the show was going to be cancelled. 

  16. SeannysMom says:

    Exactly, I am very confident also ! ABC just has to return that official now and we can all breathe correctly again bounce

  17. AimedForHisHead said

    Was there any real doubt? Castle, while not a top 10 show, is a rock solid show pulling in decent numbers and winning several popular awards so it was safe to assume it gets renewed.. at least to me.

     

    I’m happy that after 4 seasons we get to experience a Caskett relationship and if everything fails and Castle is cancelled after 5th then we at least got that.

    What makes you think they will be in a relationship?  From the way Marlowe acts in interviews this year vs previous years I think we have a ways to go actually.  I don’t know how they can drag it out anymore without putting them into other relationships, but we’ll see I guess.

  18. aussiecastlefan says:

    Yeah and I wish that Channel Seven fast track it but I guess that is asking too wavemuch.

  19. forever_castle_beckett says:

    Fans castle in Spain :)

    castle 5 season please

    ABC Renews Castle we want season 5, Please. show an castle awesome cast, the entire cast are extraordinary fantastic, I love you … :) Always castle.

    :)

  20. casubieowner says:

    That’s awesome new. More adventures of Castle, Beckett and the gang

  21. It’s about time they renew Castle..GO CASTLE!!

  22. They just HAVE to renew it!
    But really why shouldn’t they?! Castle won awards and all of our love!!!

    Season 5 we want you!!!

  23. wish4always says:

    Anything that has to be crossed, I have crossed. Fingers, toes, heart.

    I am not too worried, but until we hear it officially, we will wait with bated breath.

     

    I think those who cancelled Firefly all those years ago are probably kicking themselves right about now, because of all the interest it has garnered over the years. So ABC must keep Castle going for many more seasons. We must learn from history.smile

  24. Only one year??? They should be renewing this show for AT LEAST the next 5 years!!! Best show EVER!

    I agree with Laura… there would indeed be a mutiny if is was not renewed! I can just see a sea of protesters outside ABC with pitchforks and torches if Castle were not picked up for next year! …and I’d fly down from Canada to be there in that angry mob!

  25. we should really start a trend again on monday with renew castle or some other hashtag. i think abc needs to see that we really care about our show and doing another trend might help them finally give us the answer that we have been waiting for.

    just an idea…

  26. Now, I am wondering with all the money that was spent on Smash, will ABC finally pny up and promote Castle next year against H50 and Smash or will it let it be word-of-mouth driven?

     

    Does anyone have any information about whether or not ABC would ever move it to a different night?

  27. lv2bnsb said

    Now, I am wondering with all the money that was spent on Smash, will ABC finally pny up and promote Castle next year against H50 and Smash or will it let it be word-of-mouth driven?

     

    Does anyone have any information about whether or not ABC would ever move it to a different night?

    I think it’s better to just leave shows where they are.  It creates confusion as to when the new time is.  Obviously people figure it out, but continuity of keeping it on Monday is a plus.

  28. MissWanderer says:

    If ABC doesn’t move Castle to another night and/or timeslot, it means they’re satisfied with the ratings. It’s probably better to keep it on Monday. And we never know if moving it would really be good for the show. There would always be some competition. H5O and Smash are not big hits. I think the three shows are sharing the 10pm timeslot pretty well, and I’m not sure that would be a good idea to change that. With ep.18, Castle beat Smash both in key demo and viewers. And H5O has lost quite a lot of viewers lately. They still beat us in the key demo, but not by a lot. I’m not worried about the competition, when it comes to ratings. I’m more worried about the lead-ins. In my opinion, that’s what really makes the strength or the weakness of a show. That’s why I’m more looking at the ratings of the Bachelor and DWTS than the ratings of H5O or Smash.

  29. And we don’t want it to be moved so that it’s against NCIS or NCIS LA (Tue 8 & 9) or Criminal Minds (Wed) – both BIG CBS hits – so leaving it where it is currently would probably be the best move! And it WILL be renewed for 5! I have faith in AWM! (currently watching Cuffed in Australia…still funny!) run

  30. If I could Like this status…I would. thumbsup

    you can give it 5 stars smile Maybe I should switch the star rating thingo to a thumbs up/down thingo smile

    I expect the announcement to come on Tuesday – I’ve been saying for a while it’ll be the last Tuesday of March…

    ABC is happy with the way things are in terms of timeslot and ratings so I don’t expect it to either be shifted to a new day/time OR for them to actually go out and spend significantly more money on advertising… of course we can always hope… but yeah, it’s just not likely.

    Negotiating contracts – I prefer to stay out of that area of speculation because it’s really a personal thing between ABC and each of the actors/crew but I think if they were doing that people like Andrew would have had some idea for some time the renewal was in the works and everyone has kept saying they’re as much in the dark as anyone.

  31. I´ve found a link, perhaps it can help you to solve that question.

    http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.c…..wCancel%29

    ILSA

  32. Congratulations!

    It is done. One more season!. Good job!

  33. Det. Castle says:

    Well, it´s as good as done. But I think at this rate nothing can stop castle.

  34. wish4always says:

    Has the fat lady sang yet? Otherwise it aint over…

  35. He-Touches-Things says:

    ILSA said

    Congratulations!

    It is done. One more season!. Good job!

    It is? Is there a link to an announcement?

  36. He-Touches-Things said

    ILSA said

    Congratulations!

    It is done. One more season!. Good job!

    It is? Is there a link to an announcement?

    usa

    http://tvline.com/2012/03/23/g…..e-renewed/

    spain

    http://www.seriesadictos.com/2…..temporada/

  37. ILSA said

    He-Touches-Things said

    ILSA said

    Congratulations!

    It is done. One more season!. Good job!

    It is? Is there a link to an announcement?

    USA

    http://tvline.com/2012/03/23/g…..e-renewed/

    SPAIN assuring it.

    http://www.seriesadictos.com/2…..temporada/

  38. Just to be clear.. there’s NO official news yet, expect we’ll get it tomorrow. Until then, in this industry, anything can happen.

  39. MissWanderer said

    If ABC doesn’t move Castle to another night and/or timeslot, it means they’re satisfied with the ratings. It’s probably better to keep it on Monday. And we never know if moving it would really be good for the show. There would always be some competition. H5O and Smash are not big hits. I think the three shows are sharing the 10pm timeslot pretty well, and I’m not sure that would be a good idea to change that. With ep.18, Castle beat Smash both in key demo and viewers. And H5O has lost quite a lot of viewers lately. They still beat us in the key demo, but not by a lot. I’m not worried about the competition, when it comes to ratings. I’m more worried about the lead-ins. In my opinion, that’s what really makes the strength or the weakness of a show. That’s why I’m more looking at the ratings of the Bachelor and DWTS than the ratings of H5O or Smash.

    It *has* to stay on Monday – I already bought the t-shirt!  grin

  40. He-Touches-Things says:

    ILSA said

    ILSA said

    He-Touches-Things said

    ILSA said

    Congratulations!

    It is done. One more season!. Good job!

    It is? Is there a link to an announcement?

    USA

    http://tvline.com/2012/03/23/g…..e-renewed/

    SPAIN assuring it.

    http://www.seriesadictos.com/2…..temporada/

    Ilsa:

    That’s only announcing the rumor that there will be an announcement from ABC soon. It is NOT an official announcement at all.

    BTW: Most of us here had already seen it.

  41. Rachel Berg said

    Castle is the most amazing show ever… I would die a slow death if it were to be cancelled .

     

    i would litterly die if this show got canceled. castle’s the best show ever ! bounce but if it did end , we would still have something that would never end , the fandom . and ( maybe ) the DVD’S. I’m pretty sure i would wear them out and would have to get dozens of copy’s of them.

  42. I wonder when/if the announcement will happen? The rumour said “soon” so I thought a couple days at most – but then again, I am very impatient. smile

    *still keeping my fingers crossed*

  43. MissWanderer says:

    Gosh… now Bones has been renewed too. What is ABC waiting for??

  44. wish4always says:

    The heart wants what the heart wants. We want CASTLE !!!

     

    I hope this announcement is soon. I’ve grown really old waiting for the thumbs up. thumbsup

  45. little eve says:

    please, ABC, announce it already…I could use some good news! please make me run!!!!

  46. Isn’t Bones going to be moved to Monday? Is this to compete with Castle? (That will upset a whole pile of people who are addicts of both). 

  47. bones moving to Mondays isn’t going to be an issue, they’re not on at the same time.

  48. PrettyFloralBonnet says:

    Admin said
    bones moving to Mondays isn’t going to be an issue, they’re not on at the same time.

    That actually makes me happy because on Fox the only thing after Bones is local news.  People who like unique characters, quirky romance and mysteries will be looking for something else to watch in that next time slot–tada!  Castle.

    I’ve watched Bones since the beginning and do like it (different feel from Castle), though I’m old fashioned enough that I wasn’t thrilled with them putting the cart before the horse (baby before the marriage) this past season.

  49. I think putting the baby before the carriage was fine.. it was the way they did it with zero leadup that was the problem – they skipped all the fun “getting to know you in a new way” stuff

  50. PrettyFloralBonnet says:

    Admin said
    I think putting the baby before the carriage was fine.. it was the way they did it with zero leadup that was the problem – they skipped all the fun “getting to know you in a new way” stuff

    Agreed.  I’ve been “with them” since the first season–I felt cheated, and they have yet to resolve some very big issues between them.  Like marriage.  He said he’d never again do what he did with Parker’s mom; I understand how it happened with B & B.  Not unhappy with the characters, but unhappy with the writers.  I’ve still been watching this season and it’s still one of my favorite shows, but that whole story line is what made Castle totally, unreservedly first for me.

  51. sonnenschein77 says:

    Admin said
    I think putting the baby before the carriage was fine.. it was the way they did it with zero leadup that was the problem – they skipped all the fun “getting to know you in a new way” stuff

    Exactly!

     

    Back to the topic: dear ABC guys, please announce it already- make us all happy!!!

  52. mutha_nite says:

    I feel certain that Castle  will be renewed and believe the forthcoming announcement to be a mere formality, like a coronation or innauguration.  We know it’s gonna happen; we want a nice ceremony.popcorn

  53. pluckysidekick says:

    mutha_nite said
    I feel certain that Castle  will be renewed and believe the forthcoming announcement to be a mere formality, like a coronation or innauguration.  We know it’s gonna happen; we want a nice ceremony.popcorn

    It’s clear to me that ABC does not understand “timing.”  They should have announced the renewal on the day of the Paley Center festivities, at least then, they would have gotten a lot of media exposure and we could’ve had a drink or a massage after.headslap 

  54. The renewal issue isn’t just about Castle, it’s about all their shows, they obviously have a reason for timing things the way they are.

  55. Addledminds says:

    Was reading an article on the top 10 evening tv shows for numbers of viewers, Castle is number 9.

  56. henrybaker46 says:

    i am a castle addict since the very first episode, i cant stop watching i got the dvds also, i love the banter and smoldering hot scenes between becket n castle, there wont be any point in watching tv if they take off castle for good.

  57. Actually, Castle was #7 in the last full week of ratings. They’ll renew it. They beat 60 Minutes which has been in the top 10 or 20 for fifteen years. No network is going to cancel a series in the top 10: they kill for that sort of coverage. They’ll renew it. 

     

    I respectfully disagree about Bones.  Sure they took forever — actually way beyond forever — but I thought the way they finally handled the two of them coming together was very beautifully done, that retrospective revelation and all. Not what one expected at all. The runup, when it happened, was fine too — The “Doctor in the Photo” episode was one of the best things I have ever seen on TV, just beautifully written and acted.  Actually all the final episodes that season were fine.  I was less impressed with the ones at the beginning of the new season.  We will see what comes…… 

  58. It’s important to remember that the top 10 is total viewers, Castle has always performed well that way, unfortunately when it comes to business decisions that doesn’t matter as much as the key demo which Castle always just performs “ok” in.

    That said, the show WILL be renewed so it doesn’t really matter.

  59. Admin said
    I think putting the baby before the carriage was fine.. it was the way they did it with zero leadup that was the problem – they skipped all the fun “getting to know you in a new way” stuff

    Well said & I completely agree with you.

  60. TracyLee55 says:

    AimedForHisHead said
    Was there any real doubt? Castle, while not a top 10 show, is a rock solid show pulling in decent numbers and winning several popular awards so it was safe to assume it gets renewed.. at least to me.

     

    I’m happy that after 4 seasons we get to experience a Caskett relationship and if everything fails and Castle is cancelled after 5th then we at least got that.

    I just want at least one more season, to finish up the storyline and have Rick and Kate be together forever. Don’t get me wrong I hope for a season 6 too, but most shows go for about 5 seasons. Also I hope to read, not just renewed but for a full season of episodes. And I agree, Castle may not always be in the top 10 (Though it should be, it well written, and acted and is still original, and all the actors are great!)

  61. kittycat says:

    I am not only hoping for a Season 5, but also a Season 6. There is no way I want Season 5 to be the last season. There is so much story to tell and I just can’t get enough of seeing Caskett’s love story. I want to see Caskett get married and I don’t think that should happen until earliest end of Season 6, so yeah… we need at least 6 seasons. poketongue

  62. kittycat says:

    Oops! Double Post

  63. LINDA5577 says:

    Admin said
    ABC is on the verge of issuing formal early renewals to nearly a dozen scripted series, including freshman hits Once Upon a Time and Revenge and established players Modern Family and Grey’s Anatomy.

    Although an ABC rep declined to comment, TVLine has learned that the network’s prelim pickup list also includes Castle, Suburgatory, Last Man Standing, Happy Endings, The Middle.

    It should be noted that until this news is made official by ABC anything can happen, but this fan who literally just woke up at 5:50 in the morning after having dreamed Castle was cancelled is relieved by the news which we…

    I REALLY HOPE IT IS RENEWED. I LUV THIS PROGRAM! I WOULD NOT MISS IT! LAST NIGHTS EPISODE WAS HOTT!hug

  64. RMW46140 says:

    I just want to know if they are or are not gonna renew Castle.  Castle has had consistently good ratings. but then ABC has never shown really good judgement where programing is concerned.  I think that it is disrespectful to the Fans that have made this show so popular to leave us in the dark this way. poke

  65. Aww.. don’t be too hard on ABC, some networks would have never given Castle a second season smile

    There’s no way they won’t renew the show.. just got to be patient while we wait for the official word smile

  66. Castleblanca says:

    The last episode appeared to be written as if the possiblity that it would not be renewed.  The left some questions open for a renewal but they could still close it out with Castle and Beckett getting together.  My wife and I would be mighty upset if they did not renew.  They still have to put a close to who is behind Johanna Beckett’s murder.  Who is Castle’s father.  It is the shadowy friend of Montgomery.  It seems that he could be.  Does he get murdered or does he escape.  Does he get wounded and makes it to Castle to die in his arms after telling him that he is his father.  That would be bad way to go in my mind, but would really be a powerful story line.  Does Ryan and Esposito become partners again.  Ryan did the right thing.  I believe Esposito will come to understand that in about 3 or 4 episodes possibly, maybe sooner.  There are still plenty of questions and even if they ended now they would still have done what we all wanted, putting Castle and Beckett together.  ABC would be stupid to cancel now.  I believe they may even have a riot on their hands if they did.  Just my 2 cents.

  67. This episode was written with EVERY intention of continuing, anyone reading any of Andrew Marlowe’s recent interviews gets a sense that he’s excited about telling the next part of the Castle-Beckett story.

    Nobody working on the show is worried at all that it won’t be coming back smile

  68. wish4always says:

    If you look at the ratings of some shows and they get renewed, then Castle is in the pound seats. But it is the not-knowing that causes the slightest doubt in some minds. I read somewhere (will find the article), that ABC were expecting to finalise announcements around the 15th? Is this their normal announcement time? Or are they wondering about the future of certain programmes? Castle will be back. No doubt.run

  69. wish4always said

    If you look at the ratings of some shows and they get renewed, then Castle is in the pound seats. But it is the not-knowing that causes the slightest doubt in some minds. I read somewhere (will find the article), that ABC were expecting to finalise announcements around the 15th? Is this their normal announcement time? Or are they wondering about the future of certain programmes? Castle will be back. No doubt./wp-content/sp-resources/forum-smileys/running_happy.gif

    Last years early renewals were very unusual.

  70. wish4always says:

    Alie said

    wish4always said

    If you look at the ratings of some shows and they get renewed, then Castle is in the pound seats. But it is the not-knowing that causes the slightest doubt in some minds. I read somewhere (will find the article), that ABC were expecting to finalise announcements around the 15th? Is this their normal announcement time? Or are they wondering about the future of certain programmes? Castle will be back. No doubt./wp-content/sp-resources/forum-smileys/running_happy.gif

    Last years early renewals were very unusual.

    Thanks Alie. Why were there early announcements? Was there a certain trigger or event that they decided to go that route? Why is this year different?

  71. Just to ease everyone’s minds a bit, ABC has not renewed ANY show officially yet. It’s not just Castle. So unless ABC plans to ditch their entire lineup for next year, I wouldn’t read anything into it. Other networks have announced early renewals already, but again none at all for ABC. Maybe they’re trying a new strategy this year, but it certainly has nothing to do with Castle specifically.

  72. WOO HOO!!!run

  73. Castle does fairly well in their time slot so I do not think it’s in any danger even if ratings have dropped off a little.  I think they have collectively for all shows anyway.  If we continue to be competitive with the other networks in that slot there is no way that Castle would be canceled.

     

    For the finale we won the time slot in the key demo with 2.4 while 5-0 had a 2.3 and Smash a 1.9

    On its in its 4th season finale, ABC’s Castle won the 10 o’clock hour in Total Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54, registering as the most-watched TV series in the time period for its 6th consecutive broadcastleading CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 by solid margins (by a best-ever +3.4 million viewer advantage).  Also in the hour, Castleoutdelivered NBC’s Smash by its biggest-ever advantages with Total Viewers (+114%), Adults 18-49 (+32%) and Adults 25-54 (+50%).  In addition, the ABC drama marked its 5th time in 6 telecasts to stand as Monday’s most-watched scripted series. (http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.c…..er/132990/)  That does not sound like a show in danger of being cancelled does it?

    Also please take into consideration the fact that Castle is an in-house produced show which means it is rather cheap for the network to produce.  They also make money off of Castle books and paraphenalia.  Frozen Heat comes out in September- why would there be a published book then if the show was going to be cancelled?

    I’ve been a fan of shows in danger.  Firefly and Chuck.  Believe me- we have very little cause to worry this season.

  74. And it’s official…..

  75. little eve says:

    runrunrun

  76. He-Touches-Things says:

    Joe said

    And it’s official…..

    Your source?

  77. It’s all over by now LOL.. we have another thread started about the renewal so lets’ all go post in there smile

  78. We can all breathe now!! Now the long wait till Sept.!!grin