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  Castle (2009) [TV series]  
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OMDB: 0433234
Genre: Drama, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Language: English
Duration: 43 min
   
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Joanne Kelly Lee Wax
Stana Katic Detective Kate Beckett
Nathan Fillion Richard Castle
Susan Sullivan Martha Rodgers
Ruben Santiago-Hudson Captain Roy Montgomery
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Castle
Castle title card.png
Castle intertitle
Genre Police procedural
Comedy-drama
Created by Andrew W. Marlowe
Starring Nathan Fillion
Stana Katic
Susan Sullivan
Ruben Santiago-Hudson
Molly Quinn
Jon Huertas
Tamala Jones
Seamus Dever
Country of origin  United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 13 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Andrew W. Marlowe
Rob Bowman
Barry Schindel
Location(s) Los Angeles, CA
New York City
Running time approx. 43 minutes
Production company(s) ABC Studios
Beacon Pictures
Broadcast
Original channel ABC
Original run March 9, 2009 (2009-03-09) – present
External links
Official website

Castle is an American comedy-drama television series, which premiered as a mid-season replacement on ABC on March 9, 2009. The series is produced by ABC Studios.

Nathan Fillion stars as Richard Castle, a famous mystery novelist who is initially called in to help the NYPD solve a copy-cat murder based on his novels. Stana Katic stars opposite as the young detective Kate Beckett. Following his encounter with Beckett, Castle decides to use her as the model for his next book series. He uses his contacts and receives permission to accompany Beckett while investigating cases. While technically a drama series, Castle also features comedy and romantic tension. Inspirations for the TV series include Moonlighting and The Rockford Files.[1]

On May 15, 2009, Variety reported that ABC has renewed Castle for a second season.[2] The second season premiered on Monday, September 21, 2009.[3] The first season of Castle was released on DVD on September 22, 2009.[4]

[edit] Characters

  • Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion) is a well-known author, who, after having just killed off his most famous character and being nagged by his publisher ex-wife, is pulled in by NYPD Detective Kate Beckett to help with a copy-cat case and discovers a new source of inspiration. Castle now has the opportunity to use his knowledge and skills to help solve murders.[5]
  • Detective Kate Beckett (Stana Katic) is a homicide detective with the NYPD. She is a first-class investigator who has gained a reputation as a detective who's intrigued by unusual cases. She joined the force after her mother was murdered and the case was not solved. She is forced to be shadowed by Castle, but the two make a great team.[5]
  • Javier Esposito (Jon Huertas) works in the homicide division with Kevin Ryan as part of Beckett's team. He is always ready with a sardonic comment to keep Beckett on her toes and enjoys the way Castle riles her up. He and Ryan are friends, even though he is constantly arguing about obscure facts with Ryan.[5]
  • Kevin Ryan (Seamus Dever) also works alongside Esposito as part of Beckett's team. He and Esposito regularly tease Beckett, but they are incredibly protective of her and ultimately treat her like one of the guys.[5]
  • Roselyn Karpowski (Diana-Maria Riva) another female detective working at the police station. She is friends with Beckett and assists on cases. She appears in Season two on-ward.[5]
  • Lanie Parish (Tamala Jones) is a medical examiner who has a friendly outlook. As a friend of Beckett's, she is one of the few people with whom Beckett can let her guard down. She is also one of the few people who notices the personal connection between Beckett and Castle, and urges her to act on it.[5]
  • Roy Montgomery (Ruben Santiago-Hudson) is Beckett's boss who appreciates Beckett's determination and diligence but maintains a close watch to make sure the investigation goes smoothly. He is amused by how much Castle annoys Beckett, but also appreciates how effective the two are when they work together.[5]
  • Alexis Castle (Molly Quinn) is Castle's fifteen-year-old daughter who gets along better with adults than with kids her own age and enjoys school.[5]
  • Martha Rodgers (Susan Sullivan), a former Broadway actress, is Castle's mother and lives with him and her granddaughter Alexis.[5]

[edit] Reception

[edit] Seasonal Ratings

Season Season Premiere Season Finale TV Season Rank Viewers
1st March 9, 2009 (2009-03-09) May 11, 2009 (2009-05-11) 2008-2009 #35 10.32[6]
2nd September 21, 2009 (2009-09-21) 2009-2010 10.15

[edit] Episode Ratings, Season 1

Episode Number Episode Rating Share Rating/Share
(18-49)
Viewers
(millions)
Rank
(Overall)
1 "Flowers for Your Grave" 7.1 12 3.0/8 10.76 #23
2 "Nanny McDead" 7.4 12 2.9/8 10.97 #22
3 "Hedge Fund Homeboys" 6.2 10 2.5/7 9.14 #28
4 "Hell Hath No Fury" 6.2 10 2.4/6 9.09 #31
5 "A Chill Goes Through Her Veins" 6.1 10 2.3/6 9.03 #29
6 "Always Buy Retail" 4.9 8 1.9/5 7.61 TBA
7 "Home Is Where The Heart Stops" 5.5 9 2.1/6 8.21 TBA
8 "Ghosts" 5.7 10 2.0/6 8.23 TBA
9 "Little Girl Lost" 6.6 11 2.8/7 9.97 TBA
10 "A Death in the Family" 6.6 11 2.4/7 9.96 #23

[edit] Episode Ratings, Season 2

Episode Number Episode Rating Share Rating/Share
(18-49)
Viewers
(millions)
Rank
(Overall)
1 "Deep in Death" 6.2 10 2.3/6 9.43 TBA
2 "The Double Down" 6.4 11 2.3/6 9.56 TBA
3 "Inventing the Girl" 3.0/7 11.64 TBA
4 "Fool Me Once..." TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA
5 "When the Bough Breaks" TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

[edit] Heat Wave

Heat Wave is a novel published by Hyperion. It is the novel Richard Castle has been working on in the series, and it's being "written" by Richard Castle. The actual author has yet to be revealed. The first half of the novel will be put up on the ABC website in weekly segments, but fans will have to buy the book to read it in its entirety[7][8]. It was released on September 29, 2009 and is written entirely in character from the dedication to the acknowledgments, although the latter references the principal cast by first name.

[edit] International broadcasters

Country Broadcaster Series Premiere
 Australia Seven Network Season 1: May 17, 2009
Season 2: October 2009
 Belgium VT4 September 23, 2009 (2009-09-23)
 Bulgaria FOX Crime June 16, 2009 (2009-06-16)
 Canada A March 9, 2009 (2009-03-09)
CTV
 Greece FOX Life May 22, 2009 (2009-05-22)
 Hong Kong TVB Pearl June 25, 2009 (2009-06-25)
 Netherlands SBS 6 October 8, 2009 (2009-10-08)
 Norway TV Norge June 10, 2009 (2009-06-10)
 Portugal AXN May 8, 2009 (2009-05-08)
TVI September 11, 2009 (2009-09-11)
 Serbia FOX Crime June 14, 2009 (2009-06-14)
 Slovakia TV JOJ
 Spain AXN June 29, 2009 (2009-06-29)

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