By Michael Ausiello
Updated March 30, 2010 at 07:14 PM EDT

Image Credit: Michael Desmond/ABCThis just in: ABC has renewed Castle for a 22-episode third season!

The Nathan Fillion-Stana Katicmystery-comedy has been on an upswing this season, with ratings surging double digits over season 2. Last night’s episode — the conclusion of the two-part Dana Delany event — attracted the show’s largest audience to date (14.5 million viewers) and gave ABC its best scripted performance in the time-slot in 14 years.

Long story short: Castle‘s on fire!

My Bubble Show Scorecard has been updated with the good news!

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