Canceled Too Soon? Stars, Creators Respond to Network Axes

Castle Nashville Split - Publicity - H 2016
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Castle Nashville Split - Publicity - H 2016

The pre-upfronts wave of cancellations at the broadcast networks went into full swing on Thursday, with ABC pulling the plug on several long-running and beloved series including Castle and Nashville, among others.

Below, THR compiles reactions from those behind these series and more as the news rolls in about what will, and won't, be coming back for the 2016-2017 season:

Callie Khouri, creator of Nashville

Julie Plec, creator of Containment

Rob Lowe, star of The Grinder

Jon Huertas, star of Castle

Patricia Arquette, star of CSI: Cyber

Alan Menken, executive producer of Galavant

Chris Carmack, star of Nashville

Andrew Marlowe, creator of Castle

Will Chase, star of Nashville

Molly Quinn, star of Castle

Nathan Fillion, star of Castle

Stana Katic, star of Castle

Bill Lawrence, co-creator of Undateable

Chris D'Elia, star of Undateable

Miss Piggy, star of The Muppets

Connie Britton, star of Nashville

Josh Lucas, star of The Mysteries of Laura

Keep up with all the renewals, cancellations and new-series pickups with THR's handy scorecard, and follow the pilot crop status here. For full upfronts 2016 coverage, go to