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OTRC: 'Castle' episode featuring bomb postponed after Boston bombing

Stana Katic and Nathan Fillion of 'Castle' appear in a photo from the ABC series. (ABC)

An upcoming episode of "Castle" has been postponed following the Boston bombing.

The ABC show's episode, titled "Still," features a bomb-related plot and was set to air on Monday, April 22. Instead, the network will air another new episode, titled "The Squab and the Quail," which was originally scheduled to air the following week.

The show's female lead, Stana Katic, Tweeted confirmation of the news, adding that the episode switch will lead to a shift in chronology.

"Yes. Out of respect," Katic Tweeted in response, linking to an article that talks about the show's postponement. "Please note that the chronology will b off."

The news follows the tragic events at the Boston Marathon, which occured on Monday, April 15. Three people, including an 8-year-old boy, were killed and dozens of people were wounded after two explosions went off near the crowded finish line at the marathon -- one of the largest in the United States. The United States government considers the incident an act of terrorism and the FBI is still investigating it.

The postponed episode is set to feature the team attempting to disarm a bomb that Katic's character, Beckett, has stepped on. While her life is suddenly put in danger, Castle keeps her distracted by arguing with her about who fell for whom first. The episode will now air on Monday, April 29.

The cast of the ABC series recently celebrated their 100th episode on April 1. Since the show's debut in 2009, the relationship between New York City homicide detective Beckett and novelist Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion) has grown, along with the cast of characters on the show (Watch interviews with the show's stars).

"Castle" airs on Monday nights at 10 p.m. ET on ABC.

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