Castle Creators Return to ABC With New Drama; Rachel Bilson, Eddie Cibrian to Star

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Castle may be a thing of the past at ABC, but the creators are returning to the network with a brand new procedural drama series.

ABC has confirmed it has handed out a straight-to-series order for the series from Terri Edda Miller and Andrew W. Marlowe. 

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Per the official logline:

"Ella (Bilson), the former star of a hit cop series, is fresh out of-rehab following a bender of epic proportion. Desperate to restart her career, she talks her way into shadowing rough-and-tumble private investigator Eddie (Cibrian) as research for a potential comeback role."

"Though lone wolf Eddie resents the babysitting gig, high-spirited Ella proves herself to be surprisingly valuable, drawing on her acting skills and 200 episodes of playing a detective."

"When the press touts Ella’s role in solving a high-profile case, Eddie finds his phone ringing off the hook with new clients looking to hire the pair."

“Andrew and Terri are wonderful storytellers and this is the perfect project for their return to ABC,” said Channing Dungey, President, ABC Entertainment.

“We’re excited to see Rachel and Eddie bring these characters to life.”

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It sounds like a fun series, and if it's anything like the earlier seasons of Castle, we're sure it will fit in well on ABC. 

Bilson most recently appeared in Nashville Season 5 as Deacon's first post-Rayna Jaymes love interest. It's unclear how she will be written out of the CMT sudser. We will find out when Nashville Season 6 kicks off in 2018. 

Cibrian most recently appeared on Fox's Rosewood, but the series was canceled earlier this year after significant ratings erosion. 

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Could the stars align and make this new show the hit ABC needs?

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Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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