The Hollywood Reporter caught up with creator Andrew Marlowe, Fillion and his co-star Stana Katic. The trio talked about the show's origins, the impact of the Writers' Strike and reaching the 100-episode milestone. Here's an excerpt:
THR: What's the secret to Castle's success?
Katic: It appeals to an audience that wants dessert after dinner. It's charming in a classic kind of way. I think people love a bit of heart, humor, drama and stakes, so I suppose it has a nice mix of a lot of different emotions.
Fillion: There are episodes where we do go pretty dramatic, but by and large, we don't take ourselves terribly seriously. We keep it fairly light. I think it makes it easy to like.
Marlowe: People have been responding to this love story between Castle and Beckett, and they are hungry for shows that make them laugh. Whatever bit of magic we happen to capture, hopefully we'll be able to continue. The chances of a pilot getting on air are slim, and to reach 100 episodes is a miracle. That's a result of a lot of people's hard work and also a lot of luck. It is harder and harder for TV shows to reach this milestone in an environment where you have Internet streaming, places like Netflix for shows, 100 channels of programs, cable. It just really gratifies us that we happened to find such a wonderful and loyal audience.
Watch the promo for Castle's "The Lives of Others" after the jump!
Josh Duhamel's better half, pop star Fergie, is being honored by Logo with the Always Next, Forever Now Award.
"Fergie embodies what the Always Next, Forever Now Award is all about in everything that she does," Logo exec vp and GM Lisa Sherman said. "She continuously pushes boundaries, stunning us with her creative vision and ability to make a tremendous impact on pop culture."
Fergie will receive the award, for her efforts to raise money to fight HIV/AIDS and work with amFAR and MAC AIDS Fund, on April 13 at Logo's NewNowNext Awards. READ MORE
The actor "has voluntarily admitted himself to a treatment facility for substance addiction," his rep tells PEOPLE. "He graciously asks for your respect and privacy as he takes the necessary steps towards recovery."
People caught up with Monteith's Glee co-star and girlfriend Lea Michele, who had this to say.
"I love and support Cory and will stand by him through this," she tells PEOPLE exclusively. "I am grateful and proud he made this decision." READ MORE
On a scale of delicious awesomeness, this rumor just might be an eight or a nine. According to Radar Online, former Days of Our Lives star and Celebrity Apprentice contestant Lisa Rinna has been approached to join Bravo's The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Can you imagine Rinna mixing things up with Lisa Vanderpump, my favorite from this last season Yolanda H Foster, the Richards' sisters or Brandi Glanville?
“Lisa would be brought on to the show to stir up sh*t, especially with Brandi and that’s exactly the new life that the show needs!”
Dear soap gods, please call up your reality TV show cousins and help make this happen. Hashtag Amen.
In the aftermath of Janet Hubert's (ex-Lisa Williamson, One Life to Live, ex-Alice Dawson All My Children) open letter to Wendy Williams about Tatyana Ali, it appears the former Fresh Prince of Bel-Air actress wants to settle at least one of her various feuds. The Grio's Chris Witherspoon caught up with Hubert, and questioned her about her exit as Aunt Vivian and feud with Will Smith. She talked about how she'd like to heal what happened between her and Smith.
“I would say to him [Smith], we need to heal this. You’ve done some things, you’ve said some things, that were totally untrue and you know that they were untrue. I’ve said some things that I probably should have never said. But you’ve never heard them come from my mouth. Especially the TMZ thing last Christmas; my Mom passed away. So there I was again in the media getting beaten up…and you get tired. I’m tired. Aren’t you tired Will?”
Scandal’s Case of the Week saw Olivia (Kerry Washington) helping Hollis Doyle (Gregg Henry) locate his missing daughter, Maybelle. It turned out she had faked the whole kidnapping, complete with severing her own ear, just to scam 20 million dollars from her anguished parents.
Even “fixer” Olivia failed to get through to the troublemaker about taking the “do over” olive branch her parents extended, once they found out her deception. Maybelle chose the money over family, leaving her parents distraught.