So what was the point of firing Stana Katic?
Undoubtedly, there was immense backlash after Castle leading lady Stana Katic was ousted, and ABC has decided to cancel the procedural drama after eight seasons. The news is a bit surprising, considering Nathan Fillion and several supporting players like Jon Huertas (Javier Esposito) and Seamus Dever (Kevin Ryan) just inked new one-year contracts with the network.
Katic's exit was reported as a budgetary decision, and co-star Tamala Jones (Lanie Parish) was also given the boot. Ratings have steadily declined over the past few seasons, and they hit a new low in Season 8.
Of course news of Castle's cancellation has sent it's rabid fan base into a frenzy. Check out some of the most dramatic reactions below.