Castle Maurice Benard

Castle: GH's Maurice Benard, Jonathan Silverman Cast in Non-Murder Mystery

General Hospital vet Maurice Benard will guest-star with Jonathan Silverman (The Single Guy) in an upcoming, murder-less (?) episode of ABC’s Castle.

TVLine has learned that in the 19th episode of Season 8, titled “Dead Again,” Silverman plays Alan Masters, the miraculous survivor of an attempted murder who subsequently helps Castle and Beckett solve the case.

Daytime Emmy winner Benard guest-stars in the same episode, as revealed by a photo he shared via Instagram, though details on his role — outside of the character name Horatio Spate — are thus far unknown. Unless ABC’s Monday-night drama did not cast him against type, Imma gonna spitball that he who plays soapdom’s Sonny Corinthos had a role in Silverman’s on-screen scare.

It was a blast working with these two pros and the well oiled machine that is @abccastle @natefillion @jonnysilverman

A photo posted by Maurice Benard (@mauricebenard) on

In other Castle casting news, as previously reported in Ask Ausiello, True Blood alum Courtney Ford will make a cameo appearance in this Monday’s L.A.-based episode, playing an actress named Courtney.

Castle is among a handful of ABC fall series that did not score an early renewal for the 2015-16 TV season, as announced on Thursday.

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  1. bob says:

    maurice roll might be the guy they try to flip

  2. Anonymous says:

    Good Lord. Now we’re getting Nathan’s girlfriend’s co-star in an episode. If Channing Dungey has any sense, she’ll kill this show at the end of season 8. What an absolute mockery and joke NF and AH/TPW have made of this once proud show.

    • anon123 says:

      tbh if nathan had it his way, rest of the cast wouldn’t be there and instead he would be solving mysteries with his firefly pals… (and putting in as many firefly references as possible!!)

      • Matt Webb Mitovich says:

        [Consulting my laminated copy of the actors’ contracts, inviting others to do same…]

        • KLS says:

          I still haven’t received mine. Who do I call?

        • Susan Smith says:

          No of course not.But the truth is the DNA of the Show has been totally changed.I blame the show runners and writers.However the Firefly and OLTL reunions,Castle Centric and Castle PI centric storylines Do make it appear as though one staring cast member is being groomed and the other staring cast member is being push aside and pushed out. I don’t think one needs a laminated contract for that.Thank you for your articles btw.I apologize for misspelling your name in previous post

          • ndixit says:

            What is with the assumption that Stana Katic is being shunted out? Maybe she asked for a more relaxed schedule this year given she just got married and seems to be getting into production of her own shows. She even said so and may be potentially starring in one such production during on of her recent interviews.

          • Castlebuzz says:

            Agree, Susan. It’s the appearance, the perception, here that is disturbing.
            ndlxlt — there are ways to reduce a lead’s screen time without regressing/destroying the person’s onscreen character. I don’t think it’s so much Katic being shunted aside but Beckett being marginalized and undermined.
            All that the PR about friends of Fillion being cast does is take this viewer out of Castle show and into the world of Nathan, not really a place I want to go.

        • Whoa Nellie says:

          Consulting my DVR. Yup! Castle looking like Friends of Fillion Fantasy Island PI Hour.

          Carry on.

    • Dj says:

      Castle is always about friends of NF. They even put out an episode called “Heroes and Villains” with a Deadpool like character just because one of Nathan friends was in Deadpool. Yeah so what the episode was made 5 years before the movie Nathan

      • Dj says:

        Nathan and the writers could see the future and made the episode in advance.

      • Susan Smith says:

        Season 8 IS full of NF Firefly,OLTL,and Pals.You can’t disagree with what is so OBVIOUS.But you just keep denying it as millions of fans who DO notice get fed up and move elsewhere. Caskett solving murders together is Castle. 32 minutes onscreen time average to 8 minutes loyal fans are Leaving.

    • Showtired says:

      Wait; isn’t his girlfriend Krista Allen and she was already in an episode season 7? Or is that old news already?

      • KLS says:

        I think she was in “Last Action Hero”, 709.

        • Showtired says:

          That’s what I thought! Anonymous above says that “we are getting Nathan’s girl-friend co-star in an upcoming episode”. And it can not be Krista, since her character was the killer in that episode and I don’t see how that can be worked into a new episode.

          • Anonymous says:

            Really? Google much? Silverman co-stars in her lame CW show, Significant Mother.

          • Matt Webb Mitovich says:

            And let’s not forget that Maurice Benard is on GH with Nancy Lee Grahn, who was on Santa Barbara with Robin Wright, who costars on House of Cards with Kevin Spacey, who was in Se7en with Gwyneth Paltrow, who once recurred on Glee, on which Matt Bomer once guest-starred, and Matt was on White Collar with Tiffani Thiessen, who of course guested on Two Guys a Girl and a Pizza Place, on which Nathan of course co-starred.

            I mean…. It’s shameful.

          • NDFan says:

            Matt, that was seriously impressive. I love it.

          • lkh says:

            Soooo, go ahead, say it…….Kevin Bacon, right?

    • Normandy says:

      This might be the most inane comment I’ve read on this site. No wonder you listed it anonymously.

  3. bob says:

    so matt will there be a interview after 8×14 or 8×15

  4. Kaya says:

    “The Single Guy?”

  5. N says:

    Why Sonny? I still hope this show gets renewed

  6. JImN says:

    Two things – The writers aren’t writing the great supporting characters of old. (The entire show doesn’t have the dense dialogue of early seasons.) Castle isn’t getting the best people to do the secondary parts anymore. The two things are related.

  7. PriceIsRightCancelled says:

    So excited about Sonny Corinthos aka Maurice Benard in an upcoming episode of Castle soon. Hope it should get renewed for a proper “final season” but there’s an old saying – NEVER SAY NEVER.

    • Susan Smith says:

      He’s been on GH forever!! The show runner has said there will be a reveal and a frustration in the end (cliffhanger ) and the frustration will be worse if the show isn’t renewed.That is they decided to go ahead and end with a cliffhanger after 8 years regardless of loyal fans screaming for closure.They have no respect for loyal fans .And keeping the show alive for 8 years so ABC can make all that money yes they Do have an obligation to the fans BTW to those who may disagree

      • KLS says:

        They really have no obligation whatsoever to appease fans. You may think they should, but they don’t.

        To write an ending for a season before you know if it’s the series finale seems cruel to everyone involved. To say it may be a cliffhanger is almost a threat: we will give you a cliffhanger so you have to give us another season.

        I read somewhere that Netflix won’t take shows if they end in cliffhangers or are unresolved because viewers won’t want to watch the whole series. This policy probably works better for younger shows, not ones with established fan bases like Castle’s who already have syndication deals, but it’s interesting.

        So, for Castle: #WaitForNate (NF has to sign first, the rest will follow)

    • Fran says:

      I’m with you Price! Castle should get renewed for a proper “final season”!

  8. KayCeeCee says:

    Yay Maurice Benard! He’s a great actor!

  9. BetiSA says:

    It will be interesting to see the promo of the next episode of Castle, how ABC will announce the rest of the season.

  10. A fan for now says:

    May be he’s the guy who mysteriously vanishes when Beckett and Castle investigate LocSat. He ‘miraculously’ survives a murder attempt because he planned it himself, have the mercenaries go after him. He gets to meet Castle and Beckett upclose, assess them himself. Supposedly helps them solve the murder attempt and leaves.

    I’m still wishing that it’s Vikram that ends up vanishing.

  11. Dj says:

    It would never happen, but I do wish he was playing Sonny. Just for the fun of it. If Bones can crossover with Family Guy and Sleepy Hollow why not.

  12. Susan says:

    It is interesting, and disheartening, to read all of the negative comments about Castle. Everyone that I know still watches, and enjoys, Castle. We would all like to see it renewed for next season.

  13. Joey says:

    does anyone know the airing date of episode 15?

  14. Jana says:

    Tired of all the bad acting soap stars appearing on this show simply because they’re connected to NF.

  15. Pam Morris says:

    I love Maurice Bernard and will be watching Castle. I know he will bring good result to the show because he a great actor

  16. kath says:

    Maurice Benard can be very good but when he’s just phoning it in , he’s very, very bad. Sonny and Jason are the reasons I stopped watching Geneal Hospital.

    Hopefully Benard will be interested enough in the Castle episode that he’ll bring his ‘a’ game.

  17. DarkDefender says:

    And now we know… Courtney Ford played herself… And Castle said for her to say hello to her husband Brandon (Routh). :D