Castle Recasts NYC Mayor, Expands Role

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A new mayor is about to take office on Castle.

TV Line reports that Derek Webster (Mental, Damages, Harry's Law) will take over the character of NYC's top politician, Robert Weldon, a role portrayed by Joseph C. Phillips during a pair of season one episodes.

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Look for Weldon to take on more of an active role in early 2012, though exactly in what way is unclear. But it will likely center around the mayor's long-time friendship with a certain sarcastic author, along with an upcoming scandal that may bring down Weldon's career.

Castle is off tonight, but returns with a new, intriguing episode next Monday. View its official preview NOW.

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