Congratulations to former ABC Daytime heartthrobs Nathan Fillion (ex-Joey, One Life to Live) and Seamus Dever (ex-Ian, General Hospital). According to EW.com's Michael Ausiello, The Mouse House has picked up their comic crime procedural Caste for a second season.
Keep your fingers crossed Castle fans. One short week after Castle earned the "most startling show of support" in USA TODAY's 12th Annual Save our Shows Survey The Live Feed is reporting that Castle's ratings are up for the third consecutive week and are the best since mid-March.
Another headline Monday: Detective drama Castle [ 10 million, 2.8 ], which rose for the third week in a row to hit its best number since mid-March.
Castle rose a sharp 40% this week, benefiting from a direct lead-in from Dancing rather than having to wait for Surviving Suburbia to drive away all the viewers. This is the third consecutive week of growth for the freshman detective drama. Even considering the obvious help of the large Dancing lead in, if Castle holds a similar number next week, chances of a second season slide from uncertain to probable.
Hopefully Castle's improving ratings will help it earn a renewal. READ MORE
Proud soap grad Nathan Fillion, who most One Life to Live fans consider to be the best of the show's slew of Joey Buchanans, recently spoke to Daniel J. Kroll at Soap Central about his time on the show. Here's what the Castle frontman had to say about working opposite the cougarific Robin Strasser (Dorian).
In 2009, it seems every television show has a storyline featuring what is now playfully called "a cougar," or an older woman who is romantically involved with a younger man. When Fillion's Joey Buchanan was involved with Emmy winner Robin Strasser's Dorian Lord in 1994, it created quite a bit of controversy among the viewers. Maybe it was because Dorian initially sought to use Joey as a pawn in her never-ending rivalry with Joey's mother, Victoria Buchanan -- but the two did eventually fall in love. READ MORE
USA TODAY just published the results of their 12th Annual Save Our Show Survey and Nathan Fillion's Castle received the "most startling show of support" and ranked fourth in the poll with 39 percent of fans wanting it to return. In USA TODAY's complete results it reports that Castle's chance for survival "looks promising...given more lackluster ratings for other new ABC dramas." Unfortunately, the news wasn't so good for Amber Tamblyn's The Unusuals which ranked 12th in the survey, with only 25 percent of voters wanting it to return.
No mention was made of Guiding Light fan's write in campaign in the web version of the article. GL fans may want to check out the newspaper edition to see if any mention was made. READ MORE
Hey everyone, just a heads up. USA TODAY has their 12th Annual Save Our Shows survey going on right now, encouraging primetime fans to voice their support for shows that may be on renewal bubble. This includes such newcomers as Nathan Fillion's Castle and Amber Tamblyn's The Unusuals.
Many of the shows on the bubble include: Samantha Who? The Unusuals, Scrubs, Surviving Suburbia, Castle, Cupid, In the Motherhood, Better off Ted, Cold Case, The Unit, Without a Trace, Old Christine, Gary Unmarried, Rules of Engagement, Chuck, Medium, My Name is Earl, Parks and Recreation, Southland and Privileged.
Don't let your favorite shows end up like Dirty Sexy Money, Pushing Daisies, Life on Mars and Eli Stone! Cast your vote on the survey. It could make the difference.
Castle star Nathan Fillion (ex-Joey Buchanan, One Life to Live) did an interview with EW.com's Pop Watch blogger Mandi Bierly and admitted to writing fan letters to his friends on the show. Check it out.
Did you ever write a fan letter to anyone when you were young? If so, who?
[Laughs] I did a soap opera [One Life to Live], one of my first jobs, and I would write fan letters to friends on my show like I was some kind of deranged oddball. Not dangerous, just odd. I'm a righty, so I would make sure to write it with my left hand. And I signed up for one of my friends' fan club, too, so I got a membership card.
Wouldn't it be fun to know who he wrote those fan letters to? Gotta to love Nathan Fillion. It's nice to know that Castle is holding its own on ABC. Hopefully it gets picked up.