Penny Johnson Jerald, Stana Katic
Castle's recent string of rosier episodes is about to take a nosedive into much darker territory.
On Monday's episode, "In The Belly of the Beast"(10/9c, ABC), Beckett (Stana Katic) gets pulled into what is supposed to be a simple undercover operation. But naturally, things quickly get much more complicated — and dangerous.
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"Beckett thinks she's pretending to be one person, but discovers that [the criminals] think that she's somebody else completely," creator Andrew W. Marlowe tells TVGuide.com. "She has to navigate those waters and figure out who she's supposed to be. And any misstep could get her killed."
Taking a turn for the dramatic is nothing new for Castle, which for many seasons has featured a high-stakes midseason two-parter. But because Season 6 opened with a two-part episode, Marlowe decided to take a different approach...
Max Thieriot, Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore
A&E certainly has an eye for talent, with the brooding Chloë Sevigny joining the electrifying Vera Farmiga in back-to-back Monday psycho- (or Psycho) dramas. Unfortunately, the former Big Love scene-stealer is not nearly as well served by the unpleasant formula dreariness of Those Who Kill (10/9c), an adaptation of a Danish series that takes a by-the-numbers approach to some truly ghastly serial-killer action.
Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic
Get your buckets of blood ready, Castle fans!
On Monday's new episode, Castle (Nathan FIllion) and Beckett (Stana Katic) investigate the murder of a high school mean girl at a private school. However, during the course of the investigation, a giddy Castle begins to believe the murderer has telekinetic powers. In other words, Castle believes he and Beckett are dealing with a real-life Carrie situation!
Castle boss talks Beckett's "Cold Feet" and the new wedding date
Dampening Castle's spirits, however, is the fact that the murder took place at one of the private schools Castle was kicked out of as a kid. And it gets worse from there...
[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from Monday's episode of Castle. Read at your own risk.]
On Monday's episode of Castle, Beckett and Castle took some big steps forward in their wedding planning — but not without a few speed bumps.
While investigating the death of an assistant to iconic fashion editor Matilda King (guest star Frances Fisher), Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Beckett (Stana Katic) each made individual strides in making their impending nuptials a success...
Rob Lowe, Rashida Jones
Emotions have been running high lately on NBC's best Thursday comedies. Saying goodbye to beloved characters can have that effect. Last week, Community sent Abed's playmate Troy (Donald Glover) off to sail the world with LeVar Burton, but not before staging one last epic stunt that turned Greendale into Lava World. This week, the focus shifts to a more grounded yet fictional Indiana — where, incidentally, there is an actual Greendale (I grew up there) — as Pawnee prepares a going-away bash for Chris Traeger (Rob Lowe) and Ann Perkins (Rashida Jones) on Parks and Recreation that may not be as surreal as Community's but compensates with a reservoir of genuine emotion and character-rich moments.
Frances Fisher and Stana Katic
When bride-to-be Kate Beckett (Stana Katic) revisits her past as a model on the Jan. 27 episode of ABC's Castle, she crosses paths with Modern Fashion magazine editor Matilda King (Frances Fisher) and tries on a couture wedding gown plucked from...
Monday's Castle has already made headlines because of the return of James Brolin as Castle's mysterious CIA agent father Jackson Hunt. But based on our exclusive first look at the episode (10/9c, ABC), there may be a much more exciting reason to watch.
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In the clip below, Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Beckett (Stana Katic) are deep in discussion about when they should schedule their upcoming wedding. Unfortunately, nearly every time of year that comes to mind yields some sort of conflict. But, noticing the couple's stress level, Martha (Susan Sullivan) drops a suggestion we could totally get behind...
James Brolin reprises his role as Richard Castle's long-absent father, C.I.A. operative Jackson Hunt, on the Jan. 13 episode of ABC's Castle (10/9c). And during this visit, he meets his son's fiancé, Kate (Stana Katic), and reunites with Castle's mother, Martha (Susan Sullivan), for the first time since Castle's (Nathan Fillion) conception. If Jackson seems a bit darker and more mysterious this time around, there's good reason: That's just how Brolin demanded it.
TV Guide Magazine: Who is Jackson in your mind?
James Brolin: I feel very clear about him not being your ideal person in life. He's saved a lot of lives and done the world a lot of good — because he loves to kill. I like the simile to [Showtime's serial killer] Dexter, although Dexter does it illegally and Jackson is hired by America....
Stana Katic, Nathan Fillion, Seamus Dever
Childbirth on TV shows rarely goes according to plan. For Castle's Kevin Ryan, there will be no exception.
On Monday's episode (10/9c, ABC), Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Beckett (Stana Katic) investigate the murder of a victim found in ruins of a building fire. The team members learn soon enough that they're dealing with a serial arsonist, which is very bad news for Esposito (Jon Huertas) and Ryan (Seamus Dever), who end up trapped in a burning building just as Ryan's wife Jenny (Juliana Dever) goes into labor.
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"We thought there would be high jinks with getting to the hospital and getting that phone call," Seamus Dever tells TVGuide.com with a laugh.
Stana Katic, Nathan Fillion
When ABC's Castle returns on Monday, Jan. 6, Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Beckett (Stana Katic) find themselves under fire — literally.