TNT has acquired the off-network cable rights to the ABC dramedy Castle.
Seasons 1 and 2 of the series starring Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic will begin airing on TNT in summer 2012 as well as be available for online streaming as well as mobile and tablet viewing. TNT reportedly paid $1.5 million per episode.
“With the addition of Castle, TNT continues to build a collection of hit shows that will perfectly complement our high-profile original series,” said Michael Wright, executive vp and head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies.
TNT had recently picked up the rights to the CBS drama The Mentalist and Hawaii Five-0. Hawaii Five-0 will begin airing on the network in 2014.
Castle stars Fillion as a mystery novelist who teams with a NYPD detective to solve cases. The series is three seasons deep and was renewed for a 4th. Many fans were shocked at the season 3 finale and are anxiously awaiting the beginning of season 4.