ABC has lowered the drawbridge for a full season of one of their sophomore shows. According to Variety, ABC has given a full-season order to Castle.

The series debuted in midseason early this year and was handed a 13-episode order and now today's back-nine pickup completes the 22-episode season. While the show hasn't posted overly spectacular ratings, the numbers have been increasing slightly from week to week in its Monday night 10 PM timeslot.

The series stars Nathan Fillion as a novelist who moonlights by helping a police detective (Stana Katic) close her cases.