Nathan Fillion in contract standoff with ABC Studios
'Castle' star demands four-day workweek
Things are not looking so good on the set of "Castle."
Star Nathan Fillion sent a not so subtle message to his bosses by not showing up to work Friday, July 12. Fillion and ABC Studios are in the midst of a contract dispute over Fillion's desire for a four-day workweek, Deadline reports.
ABC hasn't said much but confirmed that the show is shooting this week, and Fillion is on set. Fillion stars as crime novelist Richard Castle on the hit drama, which debuted in 2009, and is entering its sixth season. Stana Katic co-stars as NYPD Det. Kate Beckett, Richard's crime-solving partner and love interest.
"Castle" is ABC's highest-rated drama. Last week, it was announced that Lisa Edelstein is joining the cast as a no-nonsense federal investigator, who will appear in the season premiere. Edelstein's character, Rachel McCord, will also be crucial to Kate's decision to either choose Castle -- who proposed in the Season 5 finale -- or pursue a career opportunity with the U.S. attorney general's office in Washington, D.C.
"Castle" Season 6 debuts this fall on ABC.
Love the show--love Kate Beckett We watch all the reruns all the time. Hope it stays on for a long time!!!
I guess he got what he wanted since we r now in new shows!! u go Nathon!(Castle)
As "continuing series" go, this is a pretty good one. Give the actor his requedt. Not too hard to film one day less. We are not dealing with "War and Peace" here.
It is such a god show and I love becket and castle, mom and Alexis.
Please don't ruin it.
My husband and I enjoy the show and are looking forward to more seasons and enjoy all the charachters that are presently in the show. New charachters always add a bit more flavour to the show. I think a 4-day work week is fair..wish I had had the opportunity for that when I was working!!! Good Luck to Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic..keep up the good work!!!
In one episode, Castle's second wife tells Beckett that the reason their marriage ended was that while Castle knew everything about her, he revealed very little about himself. As a member of the audience, I get a similar feeling about Castle.
I would like for Beckett to meet Castle's father and for her to spend some time with his mother where she learns more about this man she is going to marry. It would be a great way for the audience to learn what his second wife never did.
Let's face it - the average person isn't going to keep coming back for the kind of danger that he regularly faces in the show, no matter how hot he thinks Kate Beckett is.
Didn't like Edelstein in House....probably won't like her in Castle.........If Beckett leaves the show will die..............
the show is Castle and Beckett...........the plot can be considered only when it puts Castle and Beckett at odds or apart and in peril..........when this changes, I won't watch any more. Remember - the show IS Castle and Beckett. It's not the superlative writing or the two
bookends (though they are foils at times)
I see nothiong wrong with a 4 day work week. I am sure they work more than 8 hrs a day and start early