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Watch a sneak peek of CASTLE episode 2 ''Nanny McDead''

The body of a young woman is found spinning inside the dryer in the laundry room of an upscale apartment building. When Castle and Beckett discover that the woman, in her 20s, worked as a Nanny in the building, their investigation leads them to a world of sex, lies and playdates. Meanwhile, while writing the first novel to his Nikki Heat series, Castle delves into the thoughts and actions of Beckett, as she navigates the murder case while revealing more of her own mysteries, on Castle , MONDAY, MARCH 16 (10:02-11:00 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network. To Watch The Sneak Peek Click Here . Source here

Ratings: Dancing Stars Tango with Biggest Premiere Ever

Monday's ratings recap: * 8 pm/ET Dancing with the Stars averaged 22.5 million total viewers, a 6 percent increase over the competition's previous opener and its biggest premiere ever. That led even the hearty House (12.13 mil) to tumble 17 percent. Similarly, CBS' The Big Bang Theory (9.46 mil) dropped 13 percent, while lead-out How I Met Your Mother (8.5 mil) sank 23 percent. Chuck slipped 14 percent to hit a new all-time low of 5.7 mil. * 9 pm Opposite the second hour of DWTS, CBS' Two and a Half Men (13.28 mil) and Rules of Engagement (10.4 mil) each dropped 14 percent. 24 was one of the night's rare exceptions, gaining 250K to hit 11.35 mil. Heroes , though, shed 370 thou, delivering just 6.63 mil. * 10 pm With those Dancing fools out of the way, CSI: Miami sizzled with 14.19 million viewers, an increase of 820K week-to-week. ABC's Castle premiered to a solid 11.6 mil, yet lost more than two million viewers over its run. Medium dipped 230K to 7.05 mil. Source here

Week of 3/8 - Ten Things We Can't Wait For! - Featured

Another great week of television is upon us! 10 things we are most excited for: 1. The L Word finishes up its run! - Loved it or hated it , we've got to single out the "Last Word" for groundbreaking Showtime series The L Word . Still holding out hope for that spinoff? 2. Breaking Bad Season 2 Premiere! - You might have glossed over this show's quick 7 episode first season, but Bryan Cranston's Emmy-award winning performance makes this one that you definitely don't want to miss! 3. Guest star mania on How I Met Your Mother and The Big Bang Theory ! Laura Prepon hits up HIMYM as Ted's ex-girlfriend and Summer Glau hits up Big Bang as herself! 4. Premiere of Dancing with the Stars ! I was never a DWTS enthusiast, but the Olympics-nut that I was...I can't wait to see little Shawn Johnson put on her dancing shoes! Steve Wozniak should be a hoot as well. 5. Nathan Fillion returns to TV in Castle ! Guest starring in Desperate Housewives was a start, but we all know that Nathan Fillion deserves his own show! 6. South Park returns! South Park returns Wednesday night with an episode promising to skewer those slightly obnoxious Jonas Brothers and their purity rings... 7. Chopping Block premieres on NBC! Yeah, it looks like a cheap knock off of every other cooking show on TV, but its high time NBC introduces its own spin on the food theme, so we're willing to give this a shot! 8. Smallville and Supernatural return to The CW! - It's about damn I right? Look for Tori Spelling's return to Smallville as Linda Lake. 9. Old friends visit the ER ! - Eriq La Salle pays his dues this week as ER continues its swan song. Noah Wyle's (Dr. Carter) guest starring run also continues. Oh, and though only word: Clooney. 10. It's the beginning of the end for Battlestar Galactica ! - This Friday marks the first part of SciFi's sure-to-be-epic conclusion of BSG. It's a can't miss! What can't you wait for on TV this week?

Tonight's TV Hot List: Monday, March 9, 2009 - Featured

* Dancing with the Stars (8 pm/ET ABC) The eighth season kicks off with two celebrities already out of the competition. Announced participants Jewel and Nancy O'Dell dropped out on Thursday due to injuries they suffered during training. But the show must go on, and the remaining celebs - including Denise Richards, Lil' Kim, Shawn Johnson and Lawrence Taylor - should still be eager to strut their stuff and become the next Brooke Burke. And romance is definitely in the air this spring, as two real-life couples take to the floor: Julianne Hough pairs up with her boyfriend, Chuck Wicks, and pro dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy tries to outlast his fiancee, fellow pro Karina Smirnoff. * Heroes (9 pm/ET NBC) Now that Sylar's image of his father has been, errr, tarnished, it's probably safe to assume their reunion won't be picture-perfect. After a long search, the baddie finally finds his dad (John Glover) tonight, but the meeting doesn't go the way he'd imagined. Elsewhere, the Hunter continues to be a thorn in Nathan's side as he tries to usurp Nathan's operation and uncover Petrelli family secrets (and, boy, are there plenty of those). * How I Met Your Mother (8:30 pm/ET CBS) That '70s Show's Laura Prepon is still getting stuck in the past - but at least she's moving up a few decades. Prepon plays Ted's former flame from college, with whom he reunites. Nice for Ted, but not for Lily and Marshall, who reveal how much they detested the snooty woman. * Castle (10:02 pm/ET ABC) Who says crime doesn't pay? Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Kate Beckett (Stana Katic) both make a successful living off of it in ABC's new crime drama. The twist? Celebrity mystery writer Castle and hard-nosed detective Beckett team up to catch a serial killer who has been plagiarizing in the worst way: bringing Castle's fictitious murders to life in New York City. Faster than you can say "moonlighting," sparks fly between the two charming leads. * Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (10 pm/ET Travel) Anthony Bourdain first visited Vietnam in 2000, and he's longed to live there ever since. On his return to Saigon, he meets up with his former boss, the always adventurous Philippe Lajaunie. The two explore the flavors, sights, sounds and smells that keep them coming back for more. Then, the host thinks about turning his dream into a reality and checks out potential properties in Hoi An, a picturesque village filled with rice-paddy fields, water buffalo and pointy hats. Source here

Watch a sneak peek of CASTLE series premiere episode ''Flowers for Your Grave''

In the premiere episode of ABC's new midseason series, Castle , a wildly famous mystery novelist, Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion, Desperate Housewives ), who is bored with his own success, learns that a real-world copycat killer has started staging murders from scenes depicted in his novels. Castle is questioned by NYPD Detective Kate Beckett (Stana Katic, The Spirit ), a bright and aggressive detective who keeps her investigations under a tight rein. Though they instantly clash, sparks of another sort also begin to fly, leading both to danger and a hint of romance as Castle steps in to help find the killer. Castle premieres MONDAY, MARCH 9 (10:02-11:00 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network. Authors James Patterson and Stephen J. Cannell guest star as themselves in a poker game. (This program will repeat Sat., 3/14 from 10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) Castle stars Nathan Fillion as Richard Castle, Stana Katic as NYPD Detective Kate Beckett, Susan Sullivan as Martha Rodgers, Molly Quinn as Alexis Castle, Ruben Santiago-Hudson as NYPD Captain Roy Montgomery, Tamala Jones as Medical Examiner Lanie Parish, Jon Huertas as NYPD Detective Javier Esposito and Seamus Dever as NYPD Detective Kevin Ryan. To Watch The second Promo Click here . Source here

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Meet Castle's Sexy New Crime-Fighting Duo - Featured

Think "Moonlighting" meets "Murder She Wrote" when ABC premieres its new romance-mystery series, "Castle." At least that is what Nathan Fillion, who stars as Richard Castle, tells ET. Castle is a murder mystery writer, who kills off the lead character in his successful series, and finds inspiration when a real-world copycat killer starts knocking people off the same way he did in his books. "I will be your Jessica Fletcher," he jokes, referring to the character played by Angela Lansbury. It isn't long until Kate Beckett (Stana Katic), a New York City detective, who is also a fan, shows up at his doorstep to interview him. Castle works with her to solve the crime -- and sparks fly -- so does the aforementioned inspiration. Castle decides to base his new murder mystery series on a woman detective and pulls strings -- he has a lot of friends in high places -- so he can shadow Kate as she solves crimes. "Either she will have to marry him or kill him," jokes Stana. Nathan, of course, is an alum of another ABC series, " Desperate Housewives ," on which he played Katherine's (Dana Delany) husband. "Lovely, lovely group, really nice people. I made a lot of friends. They were very kind to me. But I spent a lot of time sitting around in a living room saying 'Uh-huh. Yes. That's right. Well, I'll back you up on that.' I decided in my next job, I wanted to ... I'm an actor. I have that wonderful job where every day can be an adventure for me. That's what Castle is. Every day of his life is a field trip. He's a child inside." Prior to landing the role of Castle, Nathan wasn't much of a mystery novel reader. But since he was cast, he has started reading Clive Cussler, James Patterson and now is deep into Robert Parker's Spenser For Hire series. "Something that Robert Parker has done very, very well is his attention to detail," Nathan adds. "That's also, I think, one of Castle's strengths. He pays very, very close attention. He is a spoiled brat. He does kind of do his own thing. He's kind of in his own world, but he's a clever guy. He's very, very clever." And, if you are clever, you will notice in the series' premiere, when Castle plays poker with Patterson and Stephen J. Cannell -- it is the real authors playing themselves! "Castle" premieres Monday, March 9 at 10 p.m. on ABC. Source here

Midseason Mania: Top Familiar Faces, Part 1 - Featured

Castle , Nathan Fillion - Premieres March 9th Our beloved star Nathan Fillion has not been absent from TV since the greatness of Firefly , but he finally returns as a series star in our midseason line-up with the new ABC series, Castle . Fillion plays Rick Castle, a famous crime novelist who teams up with NYPD Detective Kate Beckett to help solve real-life crimes. Clever quips and sexual tension ensue. The Unusuals , Harold Perrineau - Premieres April 8th Another new ABC midseason series, The Unusuals features a Lost star who has a little more time on his hands, Harold Perrineau. Losties, theorize about what this means for the likes of Michael Dawson at will, but any way about it, this should be an interesting new spot for him as a detective in this "comedic procedural." The United States of Tara , John Corbett & Toni Collette This new series has already made a successful Showtime premiere, but is very noteworthy in our list of familiar midseason faces as it welcomes fascinating and lovable movie actress Toni Collette to the small screen and our dear Aden, John Corbett from Sex and the City . Don't worry, ladies, this time Corbett has found much more successful marital bliss with our leading lady, but in a very bizarre situation as his wife, Tara (Collette) suffers from disassociative identity disorder. Harper's Island , Christopher Gorham - Premieres April 19th Well, Ugly Betty fans, if you were still crossing your fingers for the love story of Henry and Betty to continue, it looks like this is the final straw to break that camel's back. But the good news? More of Christopher Gorham's adorableness on TV! This new CBS murder mystery series features Gorham as an all new Henry, Henry Dunn, who is among a group of friends and family attending a wedding on Harper's Island off Seattle, when guests start dying... "one by one... one by one..." Cupid , Bobby Cannavale & Sarah Paulson - Premieres March 24th Bobby Cannavale has popped up in various shows and movies like Will & Grace , Ally McBeal , and Paul Blart: Mall Cop , but now it's time for him to take a starring TV role as Trevor Pierce, a "a larger than life character who may or may not be the Roman god of love, Cupid," visiting earth to create love connections for 100 couples before he can return home to Mt. Olympus. Sarah Paulson of Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip and Jack and Jill joins the show as well as Dr. Claire McCrae, a psychiatrist charged with the care of Trevor while he's on earth. Continue to Part 2

New Featured Promo of ABC's New Series 'Castle'

One more promo has been released for the arrival of " Castle ", a crime drama slash comedy series which is lined-up by ABC for the midseason. The new program starring Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic will premiere on Monday, March 9 at 10/9c. Fillion plays Richard Castle, a wildly famous mystery novelist who is bored with his own success, but learns that a real-world copycat killer has started staging murder scenes depicted in his novels. Rick is soon questioned by NYPD Detective Kate Beckett, a very bright, aggressive detective who keeps her investigations under tight rein. Rick and Kate's styles instantly clash, yet sparks begin to fly, leading both to danger and a hint of romance as Castle steps in to help find the killer. And once that case is solved, he and Beckett build upon their new relationship as they look to solve strange homicides in New York - as much fun as one can have with death & murder. Castle is kept grounded by his Broadway diva mother, Martha Rodgers and quick- witted teenage daughter Alexis. For Preview click here Source here

ABC Midseason Schedule

So far we've had FOX , CBS , The CW , NBC and NBC Part 2 . Time to talk about ABC's Midseason Schedule! The network will have a trio of new series debuting on the M-W 10PM slots in 2009. From TV Guide: Castle , starring Nathan Fillion as a mystery novelist who assists a female NYPD detective (Stana Katic), will air Mondays at 10 pm, starting March 9. Cupid , in which Bobby Cannavale and Sarah Paulson (hope to) pick up where Jeremy Piven and Paula Marshall left off in 1999, will call Tuesdays-at-10 home, as of March 24. The Unusuals , starring the disparate likes of Amber Tamblyn ( Joan of Arcadia ), Harold Perrineau ( Lost ) and Adam Goldberg as NYPD detectives, reports for duty Wednesday, April 8, at 10 pm. Other return dates of note: The Bachelor premieres January 5th as does new reality series True Beauty . Beginning January 6th, According to Jim (at 8 pm) and Scrubs (at 9) will air double episodes on Tuesdays. Dancing with the Stars returns March 9th. And of course, don't forget about the return of Lost on January 21st! Source: TV Guide