As it turns out, Stana Katic and Tamala Jones aren’t the only ones leaving “Castle” at the end of this season.

ABC has canceled the show after eight seasons. The move comes despite public statements that Katic and Jones would be let go and news that Katic’s co-lead Nathan Fillion was close to signing a new contract.

The show averaged a 1.1 same-day rating in adults 18-49 this season.

“Castle” reportedly shot two endings for its finale next week as a contingency should the network opt against a ninth season. The one that functions as a series ender will now run Monday.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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