Variety is reporting that ABC has (much to our delight) renewed Castle for a second season.
Castle stars Nathan Fillion as Richard Castle, a mystery writer who teams up with NYPD detective Kate Beckett (Stana Katic) to solve real-world crimes. Though they instantly clash, sparks of another sort also begin to fly, leading both to danger and a hint of romance.
The first season of Castle has already been scheduled for release on DVD on September 22, 2009.
Variety also reports that ABC picked up a new murder mystery series, Happy Town, and the Jerry Bruckheimer produced amateur sleuth series The Forgotten. Happy Town is set at a small town grappling with a murder -- its first crime in seven years -- and centers on the town's newly appointed sheriff who has to solve the case. Happy Town is expected to have a Twin Peaks-type style to it. The Forgotten revolves around a group of dedicated, amateur detectives, members of the Identity Network, who attempt to reconstruct the pieces of unidentified victims' lives from what little evidence is left behind.
The official announcement of ABC's upfront schedule will take place on Tuesday, May 19th.
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