Los Angeles, May 13 (IANS) Television broadcasting company ABC has cancelled long-running TV show “Castle” after eight seasons.
The season finale next week on May 16 will serve as the series ender, reports variety.com.
The cancellation comes weeks after news broke that leading lady Stana Katic nor series regular Tamala Jones would return to “Castle”, if it were renewed for a ninth season.
However, Katic’s co-star Nathan Fillion, who played the title role Rick Castle, recently signed a new deal to return, should the series come back.
Premiering mid-season in 2009, “Castle” was created by Andrew Marlowe.
The series saw a showrunner shuffle with David Amann taking over for just season 7, and then Alexi Hawley and Terence Paul Winter stepping in for Season 8. Marlowe remained close to the show, after he stepped down as showrunner.