Castle (2009–2016)
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Dead from New York 

The creator of a sketch-comedy show is murdered, and the investigation yields a surprising secret.


Jeannot Szwarc


Andrew W. Marlowe (created by), Terence Paul Winter | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Nathan Fillion ... Richard Castle
Stana Katic ... Kate Beckett
Susan Sullivan ... Martha Rodgers
Jon Huertas ... Javier Esposito
Seamus Dever ... Kevin Ryan
Tamala Jones ... Lanie Parish
Molly C. Quinn ... Alexis Castle (credit only)
Penny Johnson Jerald ... Captain Victoria Gates (credit only)
Gregory Harrison ... Danny Valentine
Jaleel White ... Mickey Franks
James Eckhouse ... Gene Vogel
Joy Osmanski ... Liz Bell
Mark Rolston ... Kurt Van Zant
Dustin Ingram ... Chad
Eden Malyn ... Tina Tamino


The creator of a sketch-comedy show is murdered, and the investigation yields a surprising secret.

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Release Date:

4 May 2015 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The title is a close and obvious reference from Saturday Night Live (1975)'s opening line "Live from New York, It's Saturday Night!" See more »


During the cop sketch rehearsal, the woman playing Beckett only breaks the door with her heel in the close up shot, but with the heel and the toe in the long shot. See more »


[first lines]
Karin: Wait, we didn't approve this poster.
Patrick: No, Sid Ross did. What Sid wants, Sid gets. He doesn't care what the network thinks.
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Featured in Castle: Season 7 The Cast Behind the Cast (2015) See more »


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Written by Carly Rae Jepsen, Jacob Kasher, and Peter Svensson
Performed by Carly Rae Jepsen
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The shark has been indeed jumped.

OK, where do I begin with how horrible this episode is? Jaleel White in a stunt casting role that vanishes 3 minutes in? The incredibly obvious ripoff of SNL? The blatantly obvious red herrings? The "Castle" skit? The "i don't even have words for it" Carly Rae Jepson appearance? That was apparently necessary to show the two of them dancing, even though neither character would have the slightest idea who she was (Even Alexis would have better taste!)? The champagne bit? Martha having a crisis?

After last week's superb episode, where we had multiple possible bad guys, a great setting, and a few good twists, this was such a letdown! The actors are better than this, so give us better, or, because Stana Katic hasn't signed her contract, just let the show die after next week. Let us remember it at it's best, not with this kind of junk.

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