We're getting closer to when the networks announce their new fall shows and the bodies are stacking up like cordwood.

ABC announced Thursday the cancellation of veteran dramas Castle and Nashville after eight and four seasons respectively.

Castle's cancellation comes after weeks of speculation over whether the show would continue after co-star Stana Katic announced that she would not be returning for the show's ninth season.

As for Nashville, the network cited declining ratings and stars Connie Britton and Chris Carmack's refusal to film in Nashville due to House Bill 1840, which gives mental health professionals the right to refuse treatment to patients whose lifestyles go against their "sincerely held principles".

Other cancellations Thursday included CBS's CSI: Cyber and Fox's first-year comedies Grandfathered, starring John Stamos, and The Grinder, starring Rob Lowe and Fred Savage.

Source: TVGuide.com

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