Castle is an American crime drama television series, which premiered on ABC on March 9, 2009. The series is produced jointly by Beacon Pictures and ABC Studios. Created by Andrew W. Marlowe, it primarily traces the lives of Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion), a best-selling mystery novelist, and NYPD Detective Kate Beckett (Stana Katic) as they solve various unusual crimes in New York City. Detective Beckett is initially infuriated at the thought of working with a writer and goes to great lengths to keep him out of her way. However, the two soon start developing feelings for each other. The show focuses on the romantic tension between the two lead characters, and also on the unsolved homicide of Beckett's mother.
Season four premiered on September 19, 2011. On January 12, 2012 the series won two awards at the People's Choice Awards, including Favorite TV Crime Drama and Favorite TV Drama Actor (Fillion). Again on January 9, 2013 the series won two awards at the People's Choice Awards, including Favorite TV Crime Drama and Favorite TV Drama Actor (Fillion). The show has also won three awards in TV Guide Magazine's Fan Favorite Awards, including Favorite Drama Series and also Award for Favorite Couple two years in a row. The show has had a gradual increase in ratings and its pilot episode was watched by an estimated 10.76 million viewers. On May 10, 2012, Castle was renewed for a fifth season by ABC, which started on Monday September 24, 2012. Two additional episodes were ordered on October 19, 2012 and February 5, 2013, respectively. This brings season 5 up to a total of 24 episodes.