'Castle' Season 4 News: One Additional Episode in 2012
'Castle' Season 4 News: One Additional Episode in 2012
Laurel Brown
Laurel Brown
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
Castle season 4 has already aired its final episode for 2011, but there are still plenty of episodes to come next year. Now, according to reports, there will even be an additional episode of Castle airing in season 4.

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EW.com has reported that ABC has ordered one more episode of Castle to be added to season 4, bringing the total for the season to 23. The move comes in response to the solid success of Castle throughout the present season.

Originally a midseason show debuting in the spring of 2009, Castle has steadily improved in its performance over time. The additional episode indicates that ABC is planning for more seasons in the future. Considering how slow the Castle and Beckett romance is progressing (not to mention the show-long, ever-more-complicated investigation into the murder of Beckett's mother), we need all of the Castle episodes we can get.

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Castle season 4 may be done for 2011, but new episodes are scheduled to begin again early in 2012. Fans can expect their next new Castle to air on January 9. With the new order, there should be 13 episodes set to air at some point in the spring of 2012. These include an episode dealing with Ryan's wedding to Jenny, a case involving a reality star (played by White Collar's Hilarie Burton) and a film noir-style episode set partially in 1947 (guest starring Mark Pellegrino of Lost and Supernatural).

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