Castle (TV series)

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Created by Andrew W. Marlowe
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 8
No. of episodes 159 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 43 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor Disney–ABC Domestic Television
Original network ABC
Picture format
Original release March 9, 2009 (2009-03-09) – present (present)
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Castle is an American crime drama television series, which premiered on ABC on March 9, 2009. The series is produced jointly by Beacon Pictures and ABC Studios. Created by Andrew W. Marlowe, it primarily traces the lives of Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion), a best-selling mystery novelist, and Kate Beckett (Stana Katic), an NYPD homicide detective, as they solve various unusual crimes in New York City. Detective Beckett is initially infuriated at the thought of working with a writer and goes to great lengths to keep him out of her way. However, the two soon start developing feelings for each other. The overarching plot of the series focuses on the romance between the two lead characters, and the murder of Beckett's mother.


Castle follows Nathan Fillion as Richard Castle, a famous mystery novelist who has killed off the main character in his popular book series and has writer's block. He is brought in by the NYPD for questioning regarding a copy-cat murder based on one of his novels. He is intrigued by this new window into crime and murder, and uses his connection with the mayor to charm his way into shadowing Detective Kate Beckett, played by Stana Katic. Castle decides to use Beckett as his muse for Nikki Heat, the main character of his next book series. Beckett, an avid reader of Castle's books, initially disapproves of having Castle shadow her work, but later warms up and recognizes Castle as a useful resource in her team's investigations.

Cast and characters[edit]

Main cast[edit]

  • Nathan Fillion as Richard Edgar Castle/Richard Alexander Rodgers, a best-selling mystery writer. Plagued with writer's block after killing off his popular lead character, Derrick Storm, whom he no longer found inspiring, Castle finds himself involved in the case of a copycat killer recreating murder scenes from his novels. He discovers a new source of inspiration in Kate Beckett, the detective leading the investigation, so he uses his friendship with the mayor of New York to become involved in her investigations as a civilian consultant. He regularly uses his knowledge and talent to help solve murders, usually by taking evidence and assembling it into a narrative to explain their current case. He is twice-divorced and shares an apartment with his daughter and his mother. Earlier seasons of the show depict him as an immature womanizer; however, later seasons show a more mature and sensible side of him, albeit only slightly. During a suspension where he is no longer welcome in the 12th Precinct, he achieves qualifications as a Private Investigator and begins operating his own PI Office, even after he is welcomed back to the NYPD. His close working relationship with Beckett results in him falling in love with her. They get together in the start of season five. He proposes at the end of the fifth season, the two become engaged in season six, and they marry in the seventh season. In the eighth season, Beckett takes personal interest in a case for which the dangerous nature causes her to distance herself from Castle. In fear of his marriage, Castle attempts to pursue and keep up with a distancing Beckett.
  • Stana Katic as Captain Katherine Houghton "Kate" Beckett, formerly a homicide detective with the NYPD's 12th Precinct. Beckett is a first-class investigator who has gained a reputation for being intrigued by unusual cases. She joined the force after her mother was murdered in an unsolved case.[1] After meeting Beckett, Castle is inspired to begin a new series of novels about a female NYPD detective named Nikki Heat, clearly based on Beckett. Initially cold and hard towards Castle, she soon warms up to him and eventually falls in love with him. In the fourth season finale, Beckett resigns from the NYPD after she and Det. Esposito hide vital information regarding a case from Captain Gates, but later reneges on this and is allowed to return after she serves her suspension. She also ties the death of her mother to a high profile corruption scandal involving a local Senator William Bracken, who is running for President on dirty money. She also briefly works as a Special Investigator for the Attorney General early in season six before returning to the NYPD. In the first episodes of season five, it becomes clear that Kate and Castle are in an intimate relationship. The two become engaged at the start of the sixth season and get married in season seven. Unable to forgive the Senator for the death of her mother, her pursuit puts her life at risk until she is able to find a taped conversation that had been hidden by her mother, successfully leading to the Senator's arrest. She is offered the opportunity to run for New York State Senate at the end of season seven, but is revealed to have been promoted to Captain in season eight. She is then tied into a deeper personal investigation involving a deeper CIA scandal behind the Senator's rise to power. The investigation causes her to distance herself from Castle for his safety.
  • Jon Huertas as Detective Javier "Javi"/"Espo" Esposito, a former Army Special Forces soldier who now works in the homicide division 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. He recognizes Castle's and Beckett's attraction from the start and sometimes advises Beckett on her relation to Castle. He and Kevin Ryan are close friends, even though they constantly argue about obscure facts.[2] He has a brief relationship with Dr. Lanie Parish in the third season, which ends with things being awkward between them, making them unable to work around each other for some time. He is suspended from the NYPD for hiding vital information from Captain Gates in a case concerning Beckett's well-being. In that case, he felt betrayed by his partner, Det. Kevin Ryan. He has since been reinstated on the force and has reconciled with Ryan. Towards the seventh and eighth seasons, he can be seen reconciling with Lanie, hinting towards a more mature relationship with her, though it is never explicitly stated. In season eight, he passes exams that promote him to the rank of Sergeant.
  • Seamus Dever as Detective Kevin Ryan, a former Narcotics detective who also works as part of Beckett's team. He and Esposito regularly tease Beckett, but they are also protective of her.[3] The character was a late addition to the show as the original presentation pilot was only 37 minutes long.[4] Ryan marries his girlfriend, Jenny O'Malley, in season four. In the final episode of season four, Ryan fails to support Beckett and his partner Esposito, which jeopardizes his partnership with the two of them, although they reconcile later. In season five he is revealed to have worked undercover in the Irish mob. In season six, Jenny gives birth to their daughter, Sarah Grace Ryan. In season eight, he also takes the sergeant's exam with Esposito, but does not pass, resulting in more conflict and awkwardness in his relationship with Esposito.
  • Tamala Jones as Dr. Lanie Parish, a medical examiner with an upbeat outlook. She is a friend of Beckett and is one of the few people Beckett can talk to easily and without reservation. Parish notices the personal connection between Beckett and Castle and urges her to act on it.[5] In the third season, Lanie and Esposito begin a relationship they believe is secret, though the other main characters are aware of it. They later break up, making it awkward for them to work together for a time, but have since reconciled.
  • Ruben Santiago-Hudson as Captain Roy Montgomery (seasons 1–3), Beckett's boss and Captain of the 12th Precinct. Montgomery appreciates Beckett's determination and diligence but maintains a close watch to make sure the investigations go smoothly. He is amused by how much Castle annoys Beckett but also appreciates how effectively the two work together. At the end of the third season, he is killed after staging a trap to capture a hired killer involved in the conspiracy that killed Beckett's mother.[6] In the sixth-season episode "Veritas", Beckett recalls Montgomery's telling her, before she became a detective, to look through her mother's belongings for a clue in her murder. She finds a tape in which Bracken discusses the murder of Bob Armen and framing Joe Pulgatti, admitting to blackmailing the three cops over ransom money, intention to kill Johanna Beckett and admitting to previous murders.
  • Molly Quinn as Alexis Castle, Castle's teenage daughter by his first wife, Meredith. Alexis is unusually intelligent for her age, and is often more mature and responsible than her father. She is very bright and enjoys school. A running gag in the series has her begging Castle to force her to study and do her homework instead of "fun" activities like parties and overnight trips. Her social and interpersonal issues often parallel some aspect of the case Castle and Beckett are investigating, and Castle sometimes asks her opinion on a killer's motivation. She attends New York University and is later seen to be working very closely with Castle in his PI Office, often accepting and solving many cases in the background unbeknownst to her father. She spent time building a mentor relationship with Lanie when shadowing her in the morgue. When working in Castle's PI Office, she built a friendship with Hayley Shipton often receiving advice from her about interrogation and investigative methods.[7]
  • Susan Sullivan as Martha Rodgers, Castle's mother, an actress on and off Broadway. She lives with him and Alexis after an ex-husband has run off with her life savings.[8] She helps her son through the difficulties of raising a teenage girl (even one as mature as Alexis) but also has an active social life of her own. She is free-spirited and often gives Castle valuable advice (which he seldom follows) regarding Beckett.
  • Penny Johnson Jerald as Captain Victoria Gates (seasons 4–7), Captain Montgomery's replacement. Formerly with Internal Affairs, Captain Gates (referred to by some as "Iron Gates") is more interested in career advancement and takes a dimmer view than her predecessor of the Beckett-Castle dynamic.[9] Strict and unforgiving, she loathes Castle's presence at the precinct, regarding him as an unprofessional, distracting and juvenile presence who interferes with the way she would prefer to run things. As the series progresses, she comes to tolerate Castle and even grudgingly accepts that he is useful for solving cases. Though her outright hostility fades, she is nonetheless strictly by the book, and still willing to beat Castle with it when needed. She is forced to remove Castle as an NYPD consultant when the DA's office learns about his friendship with a mob boss, but reinstates him after he rescues Beckett from Dr. Nieman and 3XK. At the beginning of season eight, the character is promoted to Deputy Chief and reassigned to One Police Plaza.
  • Toks Olagundoye as Hayley Shipton (season 8), a quick-witted, free-spirited former MPS cop who now works as a security specialist. She also builds a friendship with Castle and Alexis, and Beckett and her team, sometimes helping Beckett with investigations, and other times assisting Castle and Alexis.[10]

Recurring characters[edit]

  • Maya Stojan as Tory Ellis, an NYPD Tech officer who assists on Beckett's cases.
  • Monet Mazur as Gina Cowell, Castle's publisher and second ex-wife. Their personal relationship has been known to conflict with their professional one, with unfortunate results.
  • Victor Webster as Dr. Josh Davidson, Beckett's motorcycle-riding, cardiac-surgeon ex-boyfriend to whom Castle repeatedly refers as "motorcycle boy" and "doctor motorcycle boy".
  • Ken Baumann as Ashley, Alexis' steady boyfriend. Alexis broke up with him after Castle and his mother were involved in a hostage situation and Ashley was nowhere to be found to help her through it.
  • Bailey Chase as Will Sorenson, an FBI agent and Beckett's ex-boyfriend who wants to reconcile but immediately recognizes Beckett's attraction to Castle.
  • Michael Dorn as Dr. Carter Burke, a psychiatrist who helps Beckett overcome her shooting and also deal with her various hidden emotions.
  • Geoff Pierson as Mr. Smith, a friend of Captain Montgomery, who holds evidence that keeps the murderer of Beckett's mother away from Beckett; Smith occasionally acts through Castle to protect Beckett. He appeared to have been killed in "After the Storm," but in the episode "Veritas," it is revealed that he faked his death in order to operate in the shadows.
  • Darby Stanchfield as Meredith, an actress who was Castle's first wife and Alexis's mother. She is regularly portrayed as self-centered and dramatic.
  • Michael Mosley as Jerry Tyson/the Triple Killer (3XK), a methodical and meticulous serial killer who returns to New York every few years to terrorize the city. After being identified by Castle, Tyson turns his attentions to the 12th Precinct, variously targeting members of Beckett's team. He is shot and presumed to be dead in "Probable Cause" though Castle expresses doubts about it. It is suggested that he is still alive during the events of "Disciple", but the episode also explores the implications of his death, which leave Castle and Beckett disturbed. His story arc is resolved in the two-part episode "Resurrection"/"Reckoning". In "Resurrection", Tyson reappears but claims to be another person who just looks like him. With all the evidence against him, including DNA that could positively identify him missing (see the episode "Disciple") Beckett and Castle are unable to prove his identity. In collaboration with his disciple, Dr. Neiman, he kidnaps Beckett. In "Reckoning", Castle and the 12th Precinct follow the metaphorical breadcrumbs he leaves in a race to rescue Beckett. Castle's insight into the mindset and methods of Tyson allow the team to draw him out where he is killed by Esposito using a sniper rifle.
  • Jack Coleman as William Bracken, a popular and charismatic Senator representing the State of New York with ambitions of one day becoming President. He presents himself falsely as an honest man looking out for special interests, but is revealed in the season 5 premiere to be highly corrupt and the person directly responsible for having Johanna Beckett murdered.
  • James Brolin as a CIA deep-cover operative whose real name remains unknown; instead he has gone by aliases such as "Jackson Hunt" and "Anderson Cross". He is treated as a near-mythical figure in the intelligence community, and is revealed to be Castle's father in the two-part episode "Target" and "Hunt". Despite the loneliness of his profession, he has maintained indirect contact with his son.
  • Phil LaMarr as Dr. Holloway, a psychiatrist who evaluates the mental stability of suspects.
  • Myko Olivier as Pi, Alexis's boyfriend at the beginning of season six, with whom she shares an apartment for a while (much to Castle's dismay).
  • Sunkrish Bala as Vikram Singh, a highly strung tech analyst with the Attorney General's office in Washington D.C., where Beckett briefly worked. He escapes a series of hits on Beckett's former colleagues in D.C. to warn her of the danger she is in. It emerges in the season eight premiere that Beckett's old team has been eliminated because of a routine inquiry she made about Senator Bracken while she was working there, which unwittingly, and belatedly, may have uncovered a major CIA scandal.[11]

Real-life writers Stephen J. Cannell, James Patterson, Dennis Lehane, and Michael Connelly appear as themselves during periodic games of poker at Castle's apartment. Typically, they discuss Castle and Beckett's current case and tease Castle about his involvement with Beckett. On September 30, 2010, Cannell died in real life. The characters kept an empty chair at the poker table in his honor for a year.

Broadcast history[edit]

Castle premiered as a midseason replacement on ABC on March 9, 2009. ABC renewed Castle for a second season with an initial order of 13 episodes; ABC later extended the order to 22, then 24 episodes.[12][13] The second season premiered on Monday, September 21, 2009.[14] In March 2010, ABC renewed Castle for a third, 22-episode season, which began on September 20, 2010.[15] On November 11, 2010, ABC extended the episode order to 24.[16] On January 10, 2011, ABC announced Castle had been renewed for a fourth season for 22 episodes.[17] Season four premiered on September 19, 2011.[18] On December 8, 2011, ABC ordered an additional episode bringing season 4 up to 23 episodes.[19] On May 10, 2012, Castle was renewed for a fifth season by ABC,[20] which started on Monday September 24, 2012.[21] Two additional episodes were ordered on October 19, 2012, and February 5, 2013, respectively. This brings season 5 up to a total of 24 episodes.[22][23][24] On May 10, 2013, ABC announced via Twitter that Castle had been renewed for a sixth season.[25] On May 8, 2014, ABC renewed the series for a seventh season,[26] which premiered on September 29, 2014.[27] On May 7, 2015, the series was renewed for its eighth season.[28] The eighth season premiered on September 21, 2015.[29]

Series overview
Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 10 March 9, 2009 (2009-03-09) May 11, 2009 (2009-05-11)
2 24 September 21, 2009 (2009-09-21) May 17, 2010 (2010-05-17)
3 24 September 20, 2010 (2010-09-20) May 16, 2011 (2011-05-16)
4 23 September 19, 2011 (2011-09-19) May 7, 2012 (2012-05-07)
5 24 September 24, 2012 (2012-09-24) May 13, 2013 (2013-05-13)
6 23 September 23, 2013 (2013-09-23) May 12, 2014 (2014-05-12)
7 23 September 29, 2014 (2014-09-29) May 11, 2015 (2015-05-11)
8 22[30] September 21, 2015 (2015-09-21) TBA

U.S. Nielsen ratings[edit]

Season Time slot (ET) No. of
Premiered Ended TV Season Rank Viewers
(in millions)
Date Premiere
(in millions)
Date Finale
(in millions)
1 Monday 10:00 pm 10 March 9, 2009 10.76[31] May 11, 2009 9.96[32] 2009 Steady No. 41 Steady 10.19[33]
2 24 September 21, 2009 9.26[34] May 17, 2010 10.07[35] 2009–2010 No. 30 Increase 10.25[36]
3 24 September 20, 2010 10.70[37] May 16, 2011 12.93[38] 2010–2011 Steady No. 30 Increase 11.44[39]
4 23 September 19, 2011 13.28[40] May 7, 2012 12.36[41] 2011–2012 No. 22 Increase 12.18[42]
5 24 September 24, 2012 10.45[43] May 13, 2013 11.16[44] 2012–2013 No. 19 Increase 12.26[45]
6 23 September 23, 2013 11.48[46] May 12, 2014 10.59[47] 2013–2014 No. 13 Increase 12.63[48]
7 23 September 29, 2014 10.75[49] May 11, 2015 8.44[50] 2014–2015 Negative increase No. 37 Decrease 10.69[51]
8 22 September 21, 2015 6.84[52] N/A N/A 2015–2016 N/A N/A

The season 2 episode "Boom!" (the finale of a two-part episode featuring Dana Delany) not only attracted the highest audience of the series' run (14.5 million viewers) but was also the highest-rated show on ABC in its time slot in 14 years.[15]

DVD releases[edit]

DVD Name Release Dates Episodes Discs Additional information
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
Season 1 September 22, 2009[53] May 6, 2010 (German)[54]
November 21, 2011 (UK)[55]
March 10, 2010[56] 10 3 Misdemeanors: Bloopers & Outtakes, Whodunit: The Genesis of Castle, Castle's Godfather, exclusive audio commentaries and Write-Along with Nathan Fillion
Season 2 September 21, 2010[57] March 24, 2011 (German)[58]
April 16, 2012 (UK)
December 1, 2010[59] 24 5 ABC Starter Kit, On Set with Seamus and Jon, On Location with Nathan, Manhattan's Most Unusual Murders, Misdemeanors: Bloopers & Outtakes, deleted scenes and music videos
Season 3 September 20, 2011[60] November 24, 2011 (France)
August 6, 2012 (UK)[61]
October 12, 2011[62] 24 5 Deleted Scenes and Bloopers, Murder They Wrote, Castle Goes Hollywood, Murder Board 101, Cast and Crew Commentary, Music Video – "Get on the Floor"
Season 4 September 11, 2012[63] December 5, 2012 (German)[64]
March 25, 2013 (UK)[65]
November 14, 2012[66] 23 5 "Nathan & Friends: Castle Goes Radio", "Anatomy of a Stunt", Audio commentaries, deleted scenes, and bloopers.
Season 5 September 10, 2013[67] November 11, 2013[68] November 6, 2013[69] 24 5 Deleted Scene: Are We Dating?, Martha's Master Class, Lot Cops, Your Home is Your Castle, Gag reel.
Season 6 September 16, 2014[70] November 17, 2014[71] November 12, 2014[72] 23 5 Character Commentary (Need to Know episode) with Detectives Javier Esposito and Kevin Ryan, Castle Karaoke, Castle in a Day with Stana Katic, A Few of Our Favorite Things (including debut an unaired Castle and Kate moment from the season 4 finale), Audio commentaries, deleted scenes, and bloopers.
Season 7 September 1, 2015[73] November 16, 2015[74] November 11, 2015[75] 23 5 Cast and crew commentary (Driven episode), Cast and crew commentary (Reckoning episode),Raging Heat Webmercial, Definition of Love music video, The Cast Behind The Cast featurette, deleted scenes, and bloopers.


In June 2011, TNT acquired exclusive cable rights from Disney-ABC Domestic Television to air the first two seasons of Castle beginning in the summer of 2012.[76] In advance of the series' fourth season, TNT broadcast an eight-hour marathon of episodes on September 15, 2011, including five from season 3.[77] Castle began airing on TNT every Wednesday beginning September 26, 2012.[78] Castle also began airing in broadcast syndication on weekends beginning September 29, 2012.[79]

Tie-in works[edit]

In the series, Castle writes a novel titled Heat Wave. As a tie-in, ABC and sister publisher Hyperion Books released that novel as a real book (ISBN 978-1-4013-2382-0) with "Richard Castle" as the author. It is entirely in character from the dedication to the acknowledgments, although the latter mentions the principal cast and the show's creators by first name.[80] ABC released the first half of the novel in weekly increments on their website.[81] The complete novel was published in September 2009 as a hardcover, debuting at No. 26 on The New York Times Best Seller list.[82] In its fourth week on the list, Heat Wave broke into the top 10 at #6.[83] Heat Wave was released in paperback (ISBN 978-1-4013-1040-0) on July 27, 2010 and debuted at No. 34 on The New York Times Best Seller Paperback Mass-Market list.[84] It once again appeared on The New York Times Best Seller list on May 27, 2012 at #19.[85]

Naked Heat (ISBN 978-1-4013-2402-5), the sequel to Heat Wave, was released on September 28, 2010.[86] Naked Heat debuted at No. 7 on The New York Times Best Seller list.[87] As they did with Heat Wave, ABC released a series of the early chapters online as a promotional tool.[88]

A third novel, titled Heat Rises (ISBN 978-1-4013-2443-8), was released on September 20, 2011.[89] It debuted at No. 1 on The New York Times Best Seller list on October 9, 2011[90][91] and at No. 5 on the USA TODAY Best-Selling Books list.[92]

The season three finale introduced a graphic novel based on Castle's previous novel character, Derrick Storm. Castle: Richard Castle's Deadly Storm was published by Marvel Comics on September 28, 2011.[93] It debuted at No. 3 on The New York Times Best Seller list on October 16, 2011.[94] This has been followed by three more graphic novels, published a year apart.

A fourth novel, titled Frozen Heat (ISBN 978-1-4013-2444-5), was released on September 11, 2012,[95] and debuted on The New York Times Best Seller list at No. 7 on September 23, 2012.[96]

The fifth Nikki Heat novel Deadly Heat was released September 17, 2013 and debuted at No. 8 on The New York Times Best Seller list.[97]

Raging Heat, the sixth novel, was released on September 16, 2014. It landed on No. 6 on The New York Times Hardcover Fiction Best Seller list[98] and on No. 17 on New York Times Combined Print and E-Book Fiction bestseller list[99] on October 5, 2014.

The seventh novel, Driving Heat,[100] was released on September 15, 2015.[101] It debuted on The New York Times Hardcover Fiction Best Seller list at No. 13[102] on October 4, 2015.

Nikki Heat series
Book Title Release date Debut on New York Times
1 Heat Wave September 2009 No. 26
2 Naked Heat September 28, 2010 No. 7
3 Heat Rises September 20, 2011 No. 1
4 Frozen Heat September 11, 2012 No. 7
5 Deadly Heat September 17, 2013 No. 8
6 Raging Heat September 16, 2014 No. 17
7 Driving Heat September 15, 2015 No. 13
Derrick Storm series
Book Title Release date Debut on New York Times
1 Storm Front May 21, 2013 N/A
2 Wild Storm May 13, 2014 N/A

In February 2012, Hyperion announced three e-book novellas as part of Richard Castle's famous Derrick Storm series. The first novella of the series, A Brewing Storm, was released in digital media on May 1, 2012. It debuted at No. 13 on The New York Times E-Book Fiction Best Seller list,[103] as well as No. 18 on The New York Times Combine Prints & E-book Fiction list[104] on May 20, 2012.

On July 3, 2012, the second novella of the new Derrick Storm books, A Raging Storm, was released in e-book format. It landed on The New York Times Best Seller e-books list at #19[105] and at No. 31 for the combined Prints & E-book list, both on July 22, 2012.[106]

The final Derrick Storm novella, A Bloody Storm, was released on August 7, 2012. It debuted on The New York Times Best Seller e-books list at #20[107] and at #34[108] on the combined Prints & E-book list on August 26, 2012.

Derrick Storm television series[edit]

On August 20, 2014, ABC announced that the early development stage has begun on a television series centered on Derrick Storm. The series will be a CIA procedural written by Gregory Poirier, who will executive-produce with Castle's Andrew Marlowe and Terri Miller.[109]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipients and nominees Outcome
2009 Emmy Awards Outstanding Music Composition for a Series Castle (for episode "Flowers For Your Grave") Nominated
Satellite Awards[110] Best Actor in a Series, Drama Nathan Fillion Nominated
Best Actress in a Series, Drama Stana Katic Nominated
2010 Emmy Awards Outstanding Hairstyling for a Single Camera Series Castle (for episode "Vampire Weekend") Nominated
Outstanding Makeup for a Single Camera Series Nominated
Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Miniseries, Movie or a Special Nominated
Golden Reel Award Best Sound Editing – Short Form Music in Television Castle (for episode "Famous Last Words") Nominated
Best Sound Editing – Television Episodic Amber Funk (music editor) Nominated
Shorty Awards Entertainment CastleTV Nominated
Entertainment WriteRCastle Nominated
Celebrity Nathan Fillion Won
2011 TV Guide Magazine's Fan Favorites Awards Favorite Couple Who Should Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic Won
Favorite Drama Series Castle Won
Shorty Awards Best Actor Nathan Fillion Nominated
Writer Richard Castle Nominated
Best Actress Stana Katic Won
2012 People's Choice Awards Favorite TV Crime Drama Castle Won
Favorite TV Drama Actor Nathan Fillion Won
PRISM Award[111] Performance in a Drama Episode Stana Katic and Jon Huertas Won
Drama Series Episode – Mental Health Castle (for episode "Kill Shot") Won
TV Guide Magazine's Fan Favorites Awards[112] Favorite Couple Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic Won
Shorty Awards TV Show Castle Nominated
Best Actress Stana Katic Nominated
Best Actor Nathan Fillion Won
Fashion Luke Reichle Won
ALMA Awards Favorite TV Actor Supporting Role in a Drama Jon Huertas Won
2013 People's Choice Awards[113] Favorite TV Crime Drama Castle Won
Favorite TV Drama Actor Nathan Fillion Won
Favorite TV Drama Actress Stana Katic Nominated
Golden Reel Award Best Sound Editing – Short Form Music in Television Castle (for episode "The Blue Butterfly") Nominated
TV Guide Magazine's Fan Favorites Awards[114] Favorite Couple Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic Won
Imagen Awards[115] Best Primetime Television Program Castle Won
Best Actor Jon Huertas Won
2014 People's Choice Awards[116] Favorite TV Crime Drama Castle Won
Favorite TV Drama Actress Stana Katic Won
Favorite TV Bromance Kevin Ryan and Javier Esposito Nominated
Favorite On-Screen Chemistry Richard Castle and Kate Beckett Nominated
TV Guide Magazine's Fan Favorites Awards[117] Favorite actor Nathan Fillion Won
Favorite actress Stana Katic Won
2015 People's Choice Awards[118] Favorite TV Crime Drama Castle Won
Favorite Crime Drama TV Actor Nathan Fillion Won
Favorite Crime Drama TV Actress Stana Katic Won
Favorite TV Duo Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic Nominated
Imagen Awards Best Primetime Television Program - Drama Castle Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Show: Drama Castle Nominated
Choice TV Actor: Drama Nathan Fillion Nominated
2016 People's Choice Awards[119] Favorite TV Crime Drama Castle Nominated
Favorite Crime Drama TV Actor Nathan Fillion Won
Favorite Crime Drama TV Actress Stana Katic Won


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