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CASTLE

ABC Monday, at 1000 ET

 PTC Summary:

Production Companies: ABC Studios
Producers: Andrew Marlowe, Armyan Bernstein, Barry Schindel, Rob Bowman, and Laurie Zaks
Creators: Andrew Marlowe

Richard Castle is a best-selling author of crime novels. Invited to ride along with homicide detective Kate Beckett as research for his next novel, Richard annoys Kate with his frequent passes and jokes about the crimes; but in each episode he plays a crucial role in solving the case.

Because the show is a crime drama, violence is frequent in Castle. A corpse is usually shown in the opening sequence and again later in the episode at the medical examiner’s office. The detectives are frequently shown searching for a suspect with their guns drawn. Language is moderate, consisting primarily of the words “damn” and “hell,” though some harsher profanities are heard, such as “slut” and “whore.” Sexual content is also present; in one episode, the murder victim was a model being pressured by a photographer to have sex with him in exchange for good photos. Castle’s come-ons directed at Kate frequently contain sexual innuendo, and he constantly boasts about his sexual exploits as a famous author.

Castle is not recommended for viewers under age 18.

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Show may include gratuitous sex, explicit dialogue, violent content, or obscene language, and is unsuitable for children.

The show contains adult-oriented themes and dialogue that may be inappropriate for youngsters.

Family-friendly show promoting responsible themes and traditional values.

Not yet rated by the PTC.


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