‘Castle’ Plots ‘DWTS’-Inspired Murder Mystery

by | March 14, 2012 at 3:55 PM | Castle, Dancing With The Stars

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The dynamic duo on “Castle” dance with danger every week, but the drama takes it a step further with a spoof of “DWTS” in an upcoming episode.

Or perhaps it’s more of an homage, as Castle and Beckett investigate the murder of a contestant on a dance competition show in an upcoming episode called “A Dance with Death,” obviously inspired by its fellow ABC show “Dancing with the Stars.” (The two programs even air back-to-back on Monday nights.)

In the storyline, a reality show starlet is found murdered in her dressing room, and it’s soon discovered she was hiding a shocking secret (she’s addicted to spray tan? her dance moves were stolen from “Bring It On”?) that may have resulted in her death.

The “Castle” episode is perfectly timed to air right after the Season 14 premiere of “DWTS,” on Monday, March 19.

Last week, the sexy sleuths may have found some inspiration in another ABC hit series, “Once Upon a Time,” with an episode all about a fairy-tale killer.

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