ABC Boss Reveals The Real Reason Why ‘Castle’ And ‘Nashville’ Were Canceled

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As networks roll out the red carpet for a slew of exciting new series, a number of our favorite programs have unfortunately gone off to TV heaven. Much to the dismay of fans, two long-time favorites, Castle and Nashville, were recently canceled by ABC.

During a conference call with reporters, the new President of ABC Entertainment, Channing Dungey, revealed that the “studios in each case were looking for the best creative and financial ways” bring the series back.

“They were definitely engaged in a bunch of conversations at the studio they felt would set them up for the best [chance] of success should they get the order,” Dungey said as reported by EW. 

Ultimately however, the decision came down to what was best for the ABC television schedule.

“In terms of what we were discussing internally on the network side, it was [what was] best for the schedule and, obviously, looking at ratings, looking at our own planning, and looking at some of the new development,” explained Dungey.

Though Castle’s series finale aired on Monday (May 16), there’s still hope that Nashville hasn’t sung its final song. While the final episode of the country music drama will air on ABC on May 25, Lionsgate TV is presently shopping the series to potential buyers.

“#Nashies we are working hard to find a new home for your favorite show,” the studio recently tweeted. “Thank you for your support & keep tweeting #BringBackNashville.”

(H/T Entertainment Weekly)

What do you think? Are you upset over the cancellation of Castle? Would you like to see a fifth season of Nashville?

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