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ABC has cut orders on two midseason drama series, The Castle and The Unusuals.

Castle, which centers around a horror novelist who helps solve crimes with NYPD, has now gone from a 13 episode order to 10. The show stars Desperate Housewives' Nathan Fillion. (Watch this video to see Fillion preview Castle as well as weigh in on a possible Housewives return.)

Meanwhile, ABC's partner studio Sony has asked for the same cutbacks for The Unusuals, which is an NYPD ensemble dramedy starring Joan of Arcadia's Amber Tamblyn, says The Hollywood Reporter.

The bad news keeps on coming for the Alphabet network: The episode reductions came the same day ABC pulled the plug on the midseason comedy Single With Parents.

Sources close to the network say the axings make room for their other shows. Besides Lost, ABC has six new scripted series launching in midseason, and could be joined by the Bill Lawrence and Courteney Cox comedy Cougar Town, which is also targeted for a midseason premiere.

What do you think about the episode reductions?