Corbin Bernsen, Jane Seymour and More to Guest Star on CASTLE


Corbin Bernsen (Psych), Rebecca Budig (All My Children), Cameron Mathison (All My Children) and Jane Seymour (Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman) will guest star on CASTLE for a soap opera-themed storyline to air sometime in March.

In the episode, entitled “One Life to Lose”, a murder has been committed on the set of “Temptation Lane,” one of New York’s longest running soap operas. Sarah Cutler, the head writer on the soap, has been killed with a fire axe. Castle and Beckett quickly discover that the behind the scenes drama at “Temptation Lane” is just as scandalous as the fictitious storylines, and just about everyone would kill to get ahead. Ultimately, Castle’s unique skill set as a writer leads to a discovery about the killer and the secret he or she would do anything to protect.

Here’s a little bit more about the characters in the episode: First up is Lance Buchanan (Bernsen), a rugged, self-assured, veteran actor on “Temptation Lane,” who has a romantic history with Castle’s mother, Martha Rodgers. Then there’s Mandy Bronson (Budig) as the young and gorgeous diva lead actress on the soap opera who is very aware of her sexuality and uses it to her advantage any chance she gets. There’s also Vince Bowers (Mathison) as the devastated husband of the victim, and as a director on “Temptation Lane” he is very involved in the backstage drama. Finally there’s Gloria Chambers (Seymour), the grieving mother of the murder victim, is revealed in a shocking twist to have a deep, dark secret that she’s desperate to keep.

With all this talk of soap operas it might also be interesting to note that series star Nathan Fillion was himself in a soap at one point. The actor appeared on the daytime series One Life to Live as Joey Buchanan from 1994-1997 and on two episodes in 2007.

In addition to Fillion as Richard Castle, the series stars Stana Katic as NYPD Detective Kate Beckett, Ruben Santiago-Hudson as NYPD Captain Roy Montgomery, Tamala Jones as Medical Examiner Lanie Parish, Jon Huertas as NYPD Detective Javier Esposito, Seamus Dever as NYPD Detective Kevin Ryan, Susan Sullivan as Martha Rodgers, and Molly Quinn as Alexis Castle.

Castle airs Mondays (10:001-11:00 p. m., ET) on ABC.

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