If you’re a Sunday night drama on ABC or CBS, you’re probably having the best day ever. Because the numbers are in and dramas are all on the upswing, gobbling viewers away (even when the footballers are at play). Sorry, comedy — looks like Sunday just ain’t your day. The last night of the weekend has become a hotbed for dramatic activities and with the revelations from this weekend’s ratings it’s safe to assume that comedy should just look to broadcast itself elsewhere.
Manson has acted in the past, playing himself on Showtime’s hit series, Californication. Now he’s branching out and taking more mainstream gigs, including a role on Eastbound & Down’s final season and on ABC’s family-friendly program, Once Upon a Time.
Once Upon a Time’s narrative has grown more complicated as the series has worn on, introducing new characters and plotlines at a quick rate throughout its first two seasons. With Season 3 on the way, ABC’s fairy tale-oriented drama is adding some brand new characters from lore. The latest is Ariel, a spirited and redheaded mermaid who will be played by JoAnna Garcia Swisher.
Robin Hood will have a pretty big role on the brand new season of Once Upon a Time, which is set to begin airing its third season this fall. Unfortunately, fans who enjoyed Tom Ellis’ rendition of the character will be a bit disappointed by the upcoming arc. Ellis won’t be returning to the series and will instead be replaced by British actor Sean Maguire.
ABC fell a couple of weeks behind the other major networks in getting us the their Fall 2013 premiere schedule, but with months to go, that's kind of ok. All the same, it's exciting to get to see when the network's new and returning series will debut this fall. For ABC, that includes the highly anticipated Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and new 80s-set comedy The Goldbergs, which looks like it could be a winner.
While it's not always safe to assume that every geek-friendly TV or movie project in the works will make its way to Comic Con in San Diego, some projects are more anticipated and borderline-expected than others. And Joss Whedon's Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. likely fits into that category. It ticks off a number of SDCC-compatible checkboxes, when factoring words like "Marvel" and "S.H.I.E.L.D." and "Joss" and "Whedon."
Anyone who caught Once Upon A Time’s finale went down a long and twisted rabbit’s hole of plotlines. Season 2’s ender, while satisfying, certainly introduced us to as many new plotlines as it tied up. Luckily, ABC has already confirmed Once Upon a Time will be back for a third season on the network, and recently series co-creator Adam Horowitz spoke out to explain a little bit about what fans can expect from the new season.
ABC’s Once Upon a Time wrapped up its second season only recently, airing this year's finale just last Sunday. Nonetheless, ABC Studios has already announced the show’s upcoming Blu-ray and DVD release, which will come with plenty of extras. Fans who are excited to purchase the second season of ABC’s hit drama will still have a while to wait before the release: Once Upon A Time: The Complete Second Season won’t hit Blu-ray or DVD until August 13.
ABC is taking viewers down the rabbit hole with the Once Upon a Time spinoff series Once Upon a Time In Wonderland, which tells the story of Alice, a young woman living in Victorian England, who's had an exciting adventure in Wonderland… or so she thinks. The people in her life see her as a troubled girl who may be insane for believing she's seen an invisible cat and a hookah smoking caterpillar.
ABC’s Once Upon A Time spinoff is coming together nicely and quickly. With its April 7 starting date approaching, the series has settled on a new name and has found its Red Queen. First, the series is now rolling with the title, Once Upon A Time in Wonderland, which is both a classy reminder of Sergio Leone and fitting for a series that is planned to air during winter hiatus, should the network like the project. Secondly, Emma Rigby has signed on to play the Red Queen.
With the BBC version of Being Human set to end after Season 5 finishes its run, English actor Michael Socha would have been out of work. I say “would have” because the enterprising young actor has already landed himself a pilot role. Socha has signed on for ABC’s Once Upon A Time spinoff pilot.
Once Upon a Time has proved to be a Sunday night success for ABC as well as showrunners Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, and now it seems like a spinoff may be getting off the ground. The spinoff would be a 13-episode series that would air while Once Upon a Time is on winter hiatus.
ABC’s Once Upon a Time will be a blast from the past this weekend and Sheriff Graham fans will certainly have a reason to rejoice. Jamie Dornan is headed back to ABC’s hit fairytale-oriented drama to reprise his role as the not-so-good sheriff.
Downton Abbey fans will recognize Lesley Nicol as the occasionally bossy but well meaning and efficient (when she can see) cook Beryl Patmore in the British series. And now it looks like she's headed over to network television on this side of the pond for a guest starring role in the current season of ABC's Once Upon a Time.
The mid-season finale of The Walking Dead introduced (vague spoiler alert if you aren't caught up!) a number of new characters this fall, among which was Sasha, played by Sonequa Martin-Green. She was one of the survivors who came upon the prison. While I expect we'll be getting to know Sasha better when the AMC drama's third season picks up, Once Upon a Time fans will also be seeing the actor at some point in the near future, as Martin-Green has signed on for a role in the series.