Happy Monday, everyone! Today we have an all-new episode of ABC’s Castle titled, “A Dance With Death” and the premiere of another one of my personal favorites, Dancing With The Stars (Which is all happening while -A is revealed on ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars) — Tonight’s TV festivities are almost better than a child on Christmas morning.
If you’ve been out of the Castle loop for the past few weeks, then let’s get up to speed.
1. Tonight’s episode is a Dancing With The Stars inspired murder mystery. This is a genius promotional tie-in for DWTS, which often contributes to a significant ratings lead-in. Watch the promo now.
2. Calm before the storm. “A Dance With Death” will be the last lighthearted episode before secrets are revealed (“I love you. I love you, Kate” — just thought I’d refresh your memory) “This was the season of secrets. Those secrets are going to start to come out and they’re going to have repercussions for of our characters and will lead to a very exciting, very emotional conclusion to the season,” Andrew Marlowe, the show creator, said to TVGuide.com. “It will be an emotionally explosive episode that will leave both of our characters changed.”
3. ABC has set the finale date for Castle. ABC has ordered 23 episodes for the fourth season with episode 18 airing tonight. With only six episodes left, the Castle season finale will air on Monday, May 7. Let’s not even begin to think about four months without a new episode of Castle.
4. Thus far, our two favorite leads, Castle and Beckett, have not addressed the concerns they possess toward each other. But Stana Katic, Det. Kate Beckett, revealed that “true Caskett fans are going to be well-pleased by the end of the season.” Katic told TVGuide.com, “We’re well on our way in that direction.”
5. The Paley Center for the Media hosted the cast of Castle as they answered fan questions at PaleyFest 2012. You can watch the video here with the entire cast. You do not want to miss this — it’s funny and reveals even more Castle-Beckett goodness that will send shippers reveling.
Happy Monday, Castle fans! Indulge a little — you deserve it.