Castle Season 8 Scoop: Nathan Fillion In, Showrunner Out

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Castle has not yet been renewed. But when it is, you can rest assured that Nathan Fillion will be standing firmly in Rick Castle's shoes.

Fillion signed on for another year of the ABC drama, but there are other maneuverings taking place behind the scenes as David Amann steps down as the series showrunner.

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Amann stepping down marks the second such shakeup in a year, as he replaced Andrew Marlowe in the position last year. Marlowe is not expected to return.

There is no word yet on who will replace Amann and a search is underway. Ratings fell 15% during the past year, so it's not necessarily a surprise that something of this magnitude would occur again.

Now we just need to sit back and wait for news of Stana Katic's situation with Castle Season 8 and for word of renewal when the fall schedule is released sometime in May, if not earlier. Keep your fingers crossed!

If you want to wrap yourselves in some Fillion love in the meantime, you can watch Castle online via TV Fanatic!

Carissa Pavlica is the managing editor and a staff writer for TV Fanatic. She's a member of the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA), enjoys mentoring writers, wine, and passionately discussing the nuances of television. Follow her on Twitter and email her here at TV Fanatic.

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Castle Quotes

Castle: I am not saying I can speak with the dead, just that there are people in the world more sensitive than me.
Beckett: Now that's not hard to believe.
Castle: Walked right into that one.
Ryan: uh huh.

You're bribing me with a latte?

Beckett