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Castle's Susan Sullivan Lands a Mother of a Role on ABC's The Real O'Neals

Like her TV son, Susan Sullivan’s first aprés-Castle role is on an ABC sitcom.

TVLine has learned exclusively that Sullivan is set to guest-star on a Season 2 episode of The Real O’Neals, as the mother of the politically correct Vice Principal Murray (played by Matt Oberg).

In addition to her eight-season run as Castle‘s Martha Rodgers, Sullivan’s TV credits include The Nine, Dharma & Greg and Falcon Crest. Earlier this summer, Castle‘s aforementioned Nathan Fillion booked an arc on Modern Family, while Jon Huertas joined NBC’s This Is Us and Stana Katic’s indie film The Sister Cities landed a Lifetime premiere date.

The Real O’Neals opens Season 2 on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 9:30/8:30c, where it will now air between Fresh Off the Boat and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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16 Comments
  1. sharminina says:

    That means all the actors whose contracts were finalized before cancellation of #Castle, each are now at ABC!!wow no matter how much ABC is rude to the #Castle fans ,atleast they value their some actors :P

    • Bob says:

      The studios are different that hire the actors at abc lol

    • KLS says:

      Did Seamus and Molly get something? I must have missed it. Oh, and Jon’s show “This is Us” is a 20th Century Fox production set to air on NBC. So, 2 out of 5 so far are back with ABC Studios, I think.

    • DP says:

      …..no. Susan Sullivan is the only actor from Castle that’s booked a project that is owned by and casted by ABC. Modern Family and This Is Us are both owned by 20th Century Fox, one is broadcast by ABC and one is broadcast by NBC. Studios hire actors, not networks.

      Coincidentally, Disney owns Lifetime. Though a distribution deal for a movie has absolutely nothing to do with ABC Studios or the value of an actor.

      • georgee says:

        I’m very happy for Susan Sullivan, she did a super job as Castles mother. The ratings data for Modern Family goes as a ABC scripted show. So ABC takes all the good rating for the show and NBC owns it. That is a good thing since all of the budget problems ABC has.

  2. Shaun says:

    Weird seeing her with blondish hair,lol

  3. Steven says:

    I love the relationship between Vice Principal Murray and Eileen. I hope this means we’ll be seeing a lot more of it.

  4. Bella says:

    Love her. I hope she gets a regular role soon.

  5. c-mo says:

    I’m sorry to say that while I love Susan and all of her #UnsolicitedAdvice tweets, even this casting news will not entice me into watching this show.

  6. Rich H. says:

    We saw Susan in Steel Magnolia’s this summer at the Bucks County Playhouse. She was terrific and the cast was exemplary. Good luck to her in this show.