Still can’t believe it. Much to the dismay of TV enthusiasts everywhere, it was announced that beloved ABC shows Castle and Nashville were both canceled on Thursday, May 12.
ABC decided to close Castle’s doors for good following an eight-season run. The crime procedural starred Nathan Fillion as novelist Richard Castle and Stana Katic as detective Kate Beckett. The end of the series comes after Katic, 38, revealed in April that she would be leaving after season 8. As Us Weekly previously reported, she and Fillion, 45, had been feuding behind the scenes for years.
Nashville, which premiered in 2012, got the ax after four successful seasons on air. The drama told the story of two competing country starlets played by Connie Britton (Rayna James) and Hayden Panettiere (Juliette Barnes). Incidentally, Panettiere, 26, announced on May 12 that she is checking into a treatment center for her ongoing battle with postpartum depression following the December 2014 birth of her daughter, Kaya, who she shares with fiancé Wladimir Klitschko.
Fans, along with the shows’ stars and creators, are reeling over the news, but also remembering the good times.
So #Castle is cancelled after 8 seasons… Remembering the same happened with #TheXFiles in 2002 but it came back 2016. Maybe there’s hope.
— Dana B. (@DanaBrnd) May 13, 2016
My blame is quite focused, my disappointment wide-ranging. I wish I had a ❤️ that moved beyond things quickly, but #Castle was too imp to me
— redhead in reverie (@ToujoursDreamin) May 13, 2016
I’m sad that this is the end of #Castle but at the same time I can’t imagine the show without #Beckett
— Verena (@Vertschl) May 13, 2016
WTF @ABC?!?! You’re cancelling everything?! Why #Nashville too? #Muppets #AgentCarter I’m running out of shows to watch #NashvilleCancelled
— Janet Flora Corso (@janflora) May 13, 2016
Sad day my 2 favorite shows on #ABC are being canceled #Nashville and #Castle. Disappointed fan. Going to miss both shows.???
— Julie Baer (@JulieBaer3) May 13, 2016
I seriously can’t believe #Nashville is being cancelled. I’m so sad! @CharlesEsten @clarembee @haydenpanettier
— Kendra Hett (@kendrahett) May 13, 2016
Jon Huertas, star of Castle:
Was a good run but #Castle done.
— Jon Huertas (@Jon_Huertas) May 12, 2016
Molly Quinn, star of Castle:
#Castle was a cornerstone of my life.
A safe environment to learn.
Thank you @ABCNetwork for giving a carrottop kid of 14 an amazing start
— Molly C. Quinn (@MollyQuinn93) May 13, 2016
Andrew W. Marlowe, creator of Castle:
To the whole Castle family- our amazing cast, our remarkable crew, our imaginative writers & our wonderful fans, thank you for 8 amzing yrs!
— Andrew W. Marlowe (@AndrewWMarlowe) May 12, 2016
Chris Carmack, star of Nashville:
#Nashville will be so cherished by so many… Trying to wrap my head around it… @Nashville_ABC
— Chris Carmack (@RealCarmack) May 12, 2016
Will Chase, star of Nashville:
Callie Khouri, creator of Nashville:
With a heavy heart, I thank all our incredible fans for all of your love, huge thanks to the city of Nashville. See you on down the road.
— Callie Khouri (@CallieKhouri) May 12, 2016
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