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'Castle' & 'Nashville' Cancellations Explained By ABC President

Many fans were shocked when Castle and Nashville were cancelled by ABC.

“At the end of the day, we didn’t feel that even though Castle and Nashville were wonderful shows and good performers for a long time, the future for us didn’t lie in those shows,” ABC Entertainment Group president Channing Dungey told reporters (via THR). “Looking at ratings, our own finances and looking at new development, decisions came down to the wire, which is the difficult thing about these jobs as we weigh and measure different things.”

Kiefer Sutherland‘s Designated Survivor will take Nashville‘s normal timeslot on Wednesdays at 10 pm in the Fall, while Hayley Atwell‘s Conviction will air during Castle‘s normal timeslot on Mondays at 10pm.

'Castle' Cast & Crew React to the Series Finale

After ABC announced that Castle would be cancelled after eight seasons last week, the show aired the series’ final episode on Monday night (May 16).

Some of the cast, including Nathan Fillion, Toks Olagundoye and Molly Quinn, watched the last episode together and sent out emotional messages during the show.

“Well. That’s it. Thank you, everyone. What an incredible journey. (Mic drop) Castle out,” Nathan wrote, after live tweeting the entire show.

Castle creator Andrew Marlowe also wrote had a heartfelt message, tweeting, “Thank you to @NathanFillion for eight seasons of dedication, creativity, and leadership as #Castle. Can’t wait to see how you wow us next! @Stana_Katic Thank you for all the gifts you bestowed on Katherine Beckett. The world is a richer place because of her… and you. #Castle And a very special thanks to all the #Castle fans & especially @CastleTV for all your support over our 8 seasons. You made the ride a joy.”

Showrunners Alexi Hawley and Terence Paul Winter also penned a thoughtful letter about the series’ conclusion, thanking all the fans.

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Stana Katic Reacts to 'Castle' Cancellation in Letter to Fans

Stana Katic is speaking out about the cancellation of her long-running series Castle.

The 38-year-old actress was let go from the show just a few weeks ago due to “budgetary reasons” and now ABC has decided not to renew the show.

“Dear Castle fans, cast, and crew: Your devotion to our show has carried us for these unforgettable 8 seasons. I’m lucky to have met worked with for the lot of you. I will always be grateful. Big Hug x Stana,” she wrote in the handwritten letter shared on Twitter.

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'Castle' Canceled by ABC After Stana Katic Was Let Go

ABC has canceled Castle after eight seasons and just weeks after it was announced that star Stana Katic had been let go from the series due to “budgetary reasons.”

It was reported last month that Castle would return with only Nathan Fillion as a leading player if it was given a ninth season.

Two endings for the season eight finale were filmed in case the episode ended up the series finale. Producers are now editing the episode to make it the series finale and it will air on May 16, according to THR.

Make sure to find out the fate of many other ABC series as well.

ARE YOU SAD that Castle has been canceled?

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Castle's Final Promo Featuring Stana Katic Released - Watch Now

Castle‘s final promo of the season, which is also Stana Katic‘s last episode as Beckett, has just been released.

Stana was shockingly let go from the show for “budgetary reasons” last month, and, if the show is renewed, she will not be returning. Nathan Fillion, meanwhile, has inked a new deal and will be back if ABC chooses to give the show a ninth season.

From the looks of this promo, it seems like Beckett’s life is in danger, prompting fans to wonder if Stana will actually be killed off of the show.

Here’s the synopsis for the upcoming episode, which will air on May 16: “With their best lead in hand, Castle and Beckett are ready to take on LokSat. But an unforeseen twist puts their case — and their lives — in jeopardy.”

Nathan Fillion Officially Returning for 'Castle' Season 9, If Renewed

After Stana Katic‘s shocking removal from Castle, co-star Nathan Fillion has inked a new deal that will bring him back for season nine.

ABC has not yet decided whether the show will be picked up for a ninth season, and the network has until today to make their final call, Deadline reports. The season finale is set to air on May 16, and there are two different scenes that could air if the episode is actually the series finale.

Stana was forced to leave the show for budgetary reasons.

Castle's Tamala Jones Talks About Her Exit from the Show

Tamala Jones is opening up in a new interview about her exit from the show Castle.

The 41-year-old actress, along with her co-star Stana Katic, is being let go from the series after eight seasons.

“I actually found out on Friday. I got the call and I didn’t think it was going to be exposed so soon,” Tamala told Access Hollywood. “I thought, ‘Let the fans get through the season and then announce.’ But when it came out I was very much aware. And I feel good. I have had the biggest blessing being on Castle.”

Tamala said she never thought her character would be on the show for so long and was happy to make it to season five for the syndication deal. She also thanked ABC for being a family to her since her first television show.

“Eight is completion and new beginnings, so I think I’ll finish great,” Tamala said about leaving after season eight. “I feel good and if there is a season nine, I would love for the fans to continue to watch because I’ve been a fan the whole time I’ve been on the show. I think it’s an awesome show.”

Many of Stana and Tamala‘s fans have stated on social media that they will not continue watching the show without their characters.

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