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Castle to Return a Week Later Than Planned, But Adds Sunday Outing

ABC’s Castle will return from the holiday break a week later than planned. But that’s hardly the most interesting scheduling news at hand.

Season 8 will now resume on Monday, Feb. 8, TVLine has confirmed, with the competitive a cappella-themed episode “Tone Death.” (Filling the procedural’s time slot on Feb. 1 is a bonus edition of The Bachelor‘s live aftershow.)

To then get back on schedule, Castle will air on Sunday, Feb. 14 — Valentine’s Day — leading out of a special telecast of The Bachelor. That episode, “Witness for the Prosecution,” sends the series to the courtroom in a bit of a “first.”

Castle will then return to its usual time slot the following night, on Monday, Feb. 15, with “Dead Red” (guest-starring Spartacus‘ Nick Tarabay).

So, to be crystal clear: Three new episodes in eight days.

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