ABC has canceled Castle.
After weeks of debate over whether or not the show would be returning for a ninth season without Stana Katic, ABC confirmed to TVGuide.com the current season will be the show's last.
Executive producers had said earlier that, if the series concluded this year, a scene had been shot that would allow the series to end with closure. In addition, all current plot lines were expected to wrap up either way - with the next season being a quasi-reboot of the show.
Castle will air its season finale Monday at 10/9c on ABC.