Castle to Return


The ABC crime caper Castle, which just enjoyed its largest ratings ever during its season-two finale, has been picked up for a third season. The second-season closer also gave ABC its highest scripted series ratings in that timeslot (Mondays, 10 PM) in 14 years, a feat occurred despite the 11% ratings lag of its lead-in, Dancing with the Stars. We can only imagine the amount of extra viewers Castle could've pulled in had Kate Gosselin's routine wooed us into submission instead of the kitchen. [THR]