ABC Cancels Castle, The Muppets and Galavant

ABC’s crime drama Castle won’t continue for a ninth season, as the network has decided to cancel the show after Season 8’s final episode airs next week.

News of the show’s cancelation comes by way of Deadline, who notes the decision comes shortly after ABC had issues in negotiating new deals for Nathan Fillion, Seamus Dever and Jon Huertas to return for ninth go-around.

In addition to Castle, Entertainment Weekly is reporting that ABC has also canceled The Muppets and Galavant. According the outlet, the network’s adult-minded puppet comedy series will conclude with a single 16-episode season, averaging 5.3 million viewers and a 1.9 rating. For our thoughts on The Muppets short-lived run, check out IGN’s Season 1 review.

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