Tom Bergeron to Guest Start on Castle, Help Mock NBC Late-Night Debacle

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The NBC late-night debacle has been a prime source of material for David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel and other comics.

Now, ABC is jumping all over the Jay Leno/Conan O'Brien mess for an upcoming episode.

Sources have confirmed to Michael Ausiello that Dancing with the Stars host Tom Bergeron will appear on a spring installment of the series as Bobby Mann, a late-night talk show host who gets killed by... the man that wants his job.

This rival comedian will beĀ  played by Bill Bellamy.

Tom Bergeron

The title of the episode? "The Late Shaft." Also booked to guest star on it:

  • Fred Willard
  • French Stewart
  • Yeardley Smith
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Castle Quotes

Beckett: Wait, there's a sex scene in the book? Between us?
Castle: There's a sex scene between Nikki Heat and the roguishly handsome reporter who's helping her.
Beckett: Oh, good. So he's nothing like you.

So how did she take it, us being together?

Beckett