Stana Katic, Tamala Jones to Exit ‘Castle’ After This Season

Well, this is it: the last nail in the coffin for me. And I’m guessing many other Castle fans, too.

EW reports that Stana Katic and Tamala Jones, who play Kate Beckett and Lanie Parrish, respectively, have not been asked to return for a potential season nine of Castle. The show has not been officially renewed, but if it comes back, these two series stars will not be coming back with it.

From the EW article:

Katic, who plays Detective Kate Beckett on the long-running series, previously signed a one-year deal for season, with Deadline reporting she was not even approached to re-up her contract. “Rather than distract from what was an amazing experience I would just like to say that I’m very grateful to ABC for giving me the opportunity to be a part of a much beloved show,” Katic said in a statement. “Thank you to the fans.”

If it’s true that they didn’t even ask her if she wanted to return, then I’m even less impressed with ABC’s managing of this show this season than I was before. As has been said, yes, the show is named after a certain other character, but there would have been no show in the first place without Beckett.

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