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August 28, 2014

The Titles For The First Five Episodes Of Season Seven

The new season is only a month and a day away! While the cast and crew are busy shooting new episodes, we can bring you the titles for the first five episodes of the season.

Earlier we announced already that the season premiere will. be called Driven and that the third epiosde of the season will be called Clear & Present Danger. Now we have the second, fourth and fifth episode titles for you too.

The second episode will be called Montreal.

Child's Play will be the title of the fourth episode of the season.

And episode five will be called Time Of Our Lives.

What do you think about these episode titles? Do you look forward to the new season?

August 26, 2014

Stana Katic, Seamus Dever And Jon Huertas Do The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

And earlier Nathan Fillion did the challenge already. Watch his video below.

August 22, 2014

"I <3 social media" By Dara Resnik Creasey

I used to have a love-hate relationship with social media. While I enjoy the ease of keeping in touch with old friends and colleagues, I’m leery of the false selves we project on the Internet. I find we lose time in our devices to the detriment of our real-life relationships. I’ve heard more than once that we ought to call it “anti-social media.”

But on August 1, 2014, something beautiful happened on Twitter. I helped raise $3,440 for Camp del Corazón, which provides year-round opportunities for children with heart disease. The money was raised in a matter of hours by, almost exclusively, the fandom of the show for which I write. And the speed with which they donated the money was, no pun intended, heartwarming. I am still astounded by, grateful for, and in awe of the people that made this happen.

A little history. Last year, I started a new gig as a producer (read: mid-level TV writer) on a long-running ABC procedural called Castle starring Nathan Fillion andStana Katic. Largely because of Fillion’s longtime online presence, and the forethought of Andrew W. Marlowe, the show’s creator, and Executive ProducerTerri Miller, the show had an early jump on building a Twitter community. And what a community it is. Last summer, thanks to Terri’s #FFs (she would “Friday Follow” me, i.e.: she would suggest that others subscribe to my feed), I rapidly amassed several thousand Twitter followers.

I quickly fell in love with these followers, and followed many of them back. I saw pictures of their babies in Castle onesies, and their Christmas trees bedecked withCastle ornaments. More importantly, though, I learned about the bonds the show had forged across countries and continents. People whose relationship began with watching and discussing the show together, but over time became true friends. People who were there for each other through births, graduations, illnesses, and even deaths. Life events.

There are moments in this entertainment existence I’ve chosen that I wonder what good I’m doing for the world. After all, I’m not in the Peace Corps or Teach for America. I’m not a doctor or a social worker. I’m no dummy. There are a lot of good things I could have done with my brain and my hands to make the Earth a better planet. Alas, my brain and hands long to tell stories, and that calling has overtaken any good-doing ambition. But this social media community of folks who love the show I help write have made me feel as if I’m part of something that has made a difference in their lives. That I’m part of something that’s created a true human connection between them. Something that makes them happy. And that, in turn, makes me happy.

One of the most remarkable things about the Castle fans is that they genuinely care about the people behind the scenes of the show. When one of our lighting techs was diagnosed with cancer last season, the online Castle community rallied around him with the hashtag #aVoiceforJay. When I came on the show as a new writer, the fandom became huge promoters of the drama for which I had previously written,Mistresses, and pressed the network in every way they could to pick it up for a second season.

These people are grateful for the work we do as writers on their favorite show. So much so that we started receiving Tweets about taking a picture together. “We want to know what you look like, #Castlewriters,” was a common Tweet that showed up in my notifications. The writers’ room laughed off the request. We are a camera-shy bunch, after all. We became writers, not actors, for a reason. But when one fan offered cold, hard cash for such a photo, it got our heads spinning.

What if we told the fandom that we would take the picture, but only if they donated enough money to a good cause?

One writer has a personal connection to Camp del Corazón, and quickly set up afundraising page.

Then there was the matter of how much money we thought we could raise. It costs $1500 to send a child to Camp del Corazón for one week, and the camp doesn’t turn anyone away. I thought if we could manage to send close to two campers just for Tweeting a silly picture, then that would be pretty great. Besides, how many people really wanted to see a photo of a bunch of sun-deprived writers anyway? We set a modest $2500 goal, and posted the link to the site around 8 am August 1st. Four hours later, we had reached our goal. By the end of the day, we had raised $3440, most of it from donations of $10 and $20 (though a gigantic thanks to those who donated $50, $100, and $250… your generosity astounded us), from all corners of the globe.

And thus ended my love-hate relationship with social media. Now it’s just love. Love for how it can create friendships. Bring strangers across the planet together for a good cause. It’s powerful. And you can bet we’ll be finding ways to utilize that for Camp del Corazón again in the coming months. If the fans donated all that money for Tweeting a simple picture, imagine what we might be able to raise for a Vine…

To donate to Camp del Corazón, which provides year-round opportunities for children with heart disease, please visit here.

Dara Resnik Creasey

About Dara Resnik Creasey

Dara Resnik Creasey is a Jewish former Manhattanite who writes film and television with her goyish Coloradan husband, Chad Gomez Creasey. Among their credits are Sydney White, Pushing Daisies, Mistresses, and Castle. Dara loves John Hughes, couponing, and the New York Giants/Mets/Rangers/Knicks in no particular order of importance. Follow Dara on Twitter @daracreasey

August 20, 2014

ABC Developing Derrick Storm TV Series

This is meta: ABC is in the early stages of developing a drama series based on the “Derrick Storm” series of mystery novels penned by Richard Castle, the author played by Nathan Fillion in the Alphabet’s drama “Castle.”

Drama vet Gregory Poirier is writing the pilot for ABC Studios and will exec produce with “Castle” creator/execproducer Andrew Marlowe and Terri Edda Miller.

The “Derrick Storm” novels that have been referenced on “Castle” have been published in real life under the name of Richard Castle. The Derrick Storm character is a spy who gets called on by the CIA for mysterious missions. The project is not envisioned as a “Castle” spinoff, however.

“Castle” is heading into its seventh season on ABC after reaching its highest ratings to date in season six. The show has a dedicated fan base that have pushed the “Derrick Storm” novels to best-seller status.

Poirier was the creator/exec producer of ABC’s Ashley Judd drama “Missing” that aired in the 2011-12 season. He also developed drama projects last year at ABC and NBC.


August 19, 2014

Clear & Present Danger: Rebecca Wisocky To Guest Star

Any scoop on Castle? —Jess, via Twitter
How about some exclusive casting news? Devious Maids star Rebecca Wisocky will guest-star in the seventh season's third episode, "Clear & Present Danger." She will play Dr. Elena Sarkov, the lead scientist at a cutting-edge research lab, whom the team consults when a pool shark is murdered by a mysterious unseen force. Other details about her character are being tightly guarded, but it sounds to me like the show won't waste a lot of time getting back to its case-of-the-week structure. 


Season 7 Premiere Episode Title Revealed

Question: We know that the season opener of Castle starts right where we left off in the finale, but is there a time jump after those first initial scenes? —Rachael
Ausiello: Yes, the  Sept. 29 premiere features a time jump — and a rather significant one at that — but my lips are zipped about exactly when in the episode the clocks spring forward.
Question: I am dying to know theCastle Season 7 premiere title! —Sandra
Ausiello: The opener, which (per ABC) “promises to put Beckett through the toughest case of her career,” is titled… fittingly… “Driven.”

Source: TVLine

August 15, 2014

"Yeah I’ll get married. What the hell. Let’s go!"....castle scoop

Spoiler Room: Scoop on 'Castle'

Any Castle scoop? —Courtney
If you were worried that the traumatic events of the finale were going to scar and/or change Castle (especially when it comes to the whole wedding idea), don’t be. Even after everything he’s been through, Nathan Fillion still considers Castle to be a wedding guy. As he put it, Castle is still the man who “wears his joy on his sleeve,” the guy who will say, “Yeah I’ll get married. What the hell. Let’s go!”

And just for fun, I also asked Fillion what his dream Castle wedding would be. “I would love to see Castle getting married on the shores of Maui in this little neighborhood I like to go personally for vacations because there’s a great bay right next door,” Fillion said. “You can snorkel there or scuba with turtles and there’s sharks sometimes depending on the time of day.” Who’s in?

A 2 hr season opener? Apparently not true

Castle Season 7 First Look: Kate Searches for Rick in Fiery Teaser

“He’s not in the car!” Kate shrieks in the first official teaser for Castle‘s upcoming seventh season.

Lots of misinformation about a two hour season premiere. Apparently not true, just the regular one hour season premiere, but a HOT one!

VIDEO Castle‘s Nathan Fillion Asks: ‘How Much Longer Can We Make People Wait for a Wedding?’ 

ABC on Thursday released the first footage from the drama’s Sept. 29 return, in which Kate walks through fire — well, almost — to be reunited with Rick, following his wedding-day car crash. The catch? As Kate discovers, the groom is M.I.A.!

And thus, Castle‘s first Season 7 mystery is born: “On the most important day of their lives, why would the love of her life… vanish?”

Hit PLAY on the preview above, then cast your vote and drop a comment below: What happens next?

'Castle' crashes and burns! What happens next?

August 05, 2014

Episode 3 Title Revealed

It is probably not meant to be known yet, but due to the picture below tweeted by Rob Kyker, we now know the title of the 3rd episode of season 7 already:

Clear & Present Danger

Castle Scoop

Will Castle have amnesia on Castle — Crystal, via Twitter 
Unlikely. In fact, given creator Andrew W. Marlowe's refusal to characterize the events of the season finale as a "near-death experience," we're not certain Castle was even seriously injured. But Castle will certainly need all his wits to piece together exactly what's happened and why. "There are going to be some unanswered questions and some really great mysteries that Castle himself is going to be investigating moving forward," executive producer David Amannteases. Adds Marlowe: "Why does he do what does? Why is he interested in murder? What has gone on in his past? These are rich questions we haven't really explored." Pretty hard to do some soul-searching if you can't remember anything!


August 01, 2014

Interview: David Amann & Andrew Marlowe Talk About What's Next

CASTLE’s sixth season ended in a way many fans didn’t expect: instead of Castle and Beckett tying the knot, he disappeared on the way to their wedding…and was presumed dead. But since the show is called CASTLE, it’s fairly safe to say the show won’t be going down that tragic path.

To get a little bit of insight into what’s to come, I sat down with CASTLE creator, Andrew Marlowe, and new showrunner, David Amann, to talk about season 7, how Castle’s absence is impacting the people who care about him most, and more…

What can you preview about the premiere?
David Amann: It’s going to be dealing with the aftermath of what happened in the season finale. We have some really intriguing questions that are going to arise from this about what happened to Castle. So we’re going to raise some interesting questions for the next couple of episodes in terms of what happened to Castle and why. It opens us up for some great mythology opportunities for CASTLE that we’ll also be probably revisiting later in the season.

What can you tease about the state Castle will be in when we see him in the premiere?
Andrew Marlowe: In the opening episode, we’re going to be dealing with what happened to Castle, and the ramifications of it are something we’re going to be dealing with through the course of the season.

What we’re hoping to do, and the reason we’re excited — because we know some fans weren’t — by the way we ended last season, is it gave us an opportunity to open up a new mythology element, because we know where we’re going. And if the fans give us a couple of episodes, I think they’ll see that pay off.
In the first couple of episodes, we will be wrestling with the questions of what happened to Castle, and it’s important for us to communicate to the fans that we’re not doing anything to radically alter the trajectory of the Castle/Beckett relationship. These are two people who are very much in love, who are going to be challenged by something here, but we’re not saying this is going to tear them apart or anything. It’s just a new set of circumstances that is going to create a mystery that is going to be part of the upcoming season.
The whole season isn’t going to be filled up with it, though. We’re going to deal with it in the first couple of episodes, we’re going to get back to the kinds of CASTLE episodes that we all know and love and expect, with a relationship that has deeper understanding, and also deeper curiosity to it. And it’ll also take that relationship to a much more interesting place, we feel. And so we know the fans were a little bit like, “What are you guys doing?” We have something planned that we’re kind of excited about, and we hope that people come back and play along.
DA: When we get through episode two, we will resolve some questions of what happened to him, but not all of them. [The open questions] will be hanging out there in ways that can’t be pursued any further [for the meantime]. But our plan is that we will reopen it later on.
AM: Quite possibly in the [mid-season] two-parter.

How is Beckett holding up post-finale? We saw her grief in the immediate aftermath, but will she at least be able to put her head down and try to get to the bottom of everything?
DA: She’s committed to getting to the bottom of what happened with Castle. That’s really her focus and her mission. She’s going to do that, and she’s going to take that as far as she can go to get answers. That’s what she’s focused on.

How are Martha and Alexis dealing with Castle’s absence?
DA: They’ve had a really difficult time. In episode one, there’s a protracted investigation that doesn’t really yield any answers. So there’s several months of not having any answers of exactly what happened. They’re kind of a mess. They’re upset.

I’m curious, I know the dedications in the books Castle has written have often touched on where his relationship stands with Beckett currently on the show — if he’s missing at that point the next one is released, will the book’s dedication touch on his MIA status or what’s going on with him at all?
AM: I think it will be reflected in the acknowledgements, because Castle wasn’t around to write them. [Laughs] I think it’s a nice little Easter egg for fans to go out and buy the book and see certain aspects of that. I think they’ll get a kick out of it.

What fun cases are ahead that you can tease? 
AM: We’re still putting stuff together…the first couple are playing off of [the finale resolution]. But we have a great episode coming up where it seems like our killer may be invisible. And, of course, our characters have a field day with that.

Is there any type of genre or pop culture phenomenon you’re really hoping to tackle this season?
DA: We have been talking for the last couple of seasons about wanting to do something that has a Western theme to it. That’s been on our radar for quite some time. It’s a delightful idea for a CASTLE episode, but we haven’t quite figured out what it is yet. It’s one of the things we’d like to land in a good way.

Is your dream cameo still Stephen King, Andrew?
AM: I’d love to get Stephen King.

He did UNDER THE DOME (which, admittedly, was based on a King book), so why not another Monday at 10 PM show?
AM: I know! It’d [also] be fun to get [William] Shatner on the show, wouldn’t it?

Absolutely. And hey, he’s following you on Twitter.
AM: Yeah…Stephen King would be awesome, I think Shatner would be awesome.

But the list of people that David and I want to work with, because we love television and we’re huge fans, there are a number of people I’d love to see on the show. I’d love to get [David] Duchovny on the show, because we have so many people who were X-FILES folks on our show. That would be a lot of fun.
But when you look at the TV landscape, there are so many brilliant people working. We have great people on our show. I know there are people who are jealous of the people who are on our show. You look at the folks out there, and there are lots of people you’d love to play with. We’re in this very rich time of television. We went through the Golden Age, people are calling it the Platinum Age, I think it’s now the Amex Black Card Age.


July 31, 2014

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