‘Castle’ Gets Additional Episode for Current Season February 5, 2013 Castle, News According to a report at TV Guide, fans of the ABC dramedy Castle can be even more happy this season. Not only are the lead characters Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Detective Kate Beckett (Stana Katic) FINALLY an official couple but the series is getting a little…well…bigger. No, the couple isn’t going to be welcoming a little one anytime soon…but there will be an extra episode this season. ABC has ordered another episode of the fan favorite series, bringing the total of season five episodes to 24. Happy Valentine’s Day (a little early) indeed!! It is being reported that this additional hour will air in April when the network planned on airing a repeat episode of the series. All I can say, is thank the TV God’s for one less repeat, right? But, of course, there are no details on what that extra episode will entail. As most TV viewers know, ‘Castle’ focuses on the crime-solving partners originally brought together as a way for author Richard Castle to follow his muse – Kate Beckett – as he created a new series of books, this time centered around police detective Nikki Heat. Now in its fifth season, the ABC series is still going strong, earning an average of 9.9 million viewers a week this season. The next new episode of ‘Castle’ will air this Monday, February 11 at 10/9c just in time for Castle and Beckett to celebrate Valentine’s Day together as a couple.