David Carlyle and Lana Parrilla
It did start from a good place.
Though we know Regina (Lana Parrilla) as the Evil Queen who tore apart the Charming family, destroyed the lives of countless fairy tale characters and is guilty of numerous other offenses, there was once hope for a young girl who fell in love with a stable boy — and maybe there could be again...
Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennier Morrison, Josh Dallas
Once Upon a Time's Charming family reunion was painfully short-lived and that won't change any time soon.
In last Sunday's premiere, Emma (Jennifer Morrison) was sucked into a portal to what was left of fairy-tale land after the curse. Unwilling to lose her daughter again, her faithful mother Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin) jumped in after her, sending them both directly into the clutches of presumed enemies Mulan (Jamie Chung) and Aurora (Sarah Bolger).
Once Upon a Time: Now that the curse has been broken, the real trouble begins
So now what? The journey back to Storybrooke will be a long one, according to consulting producer Jane Espenson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Battlestar Galactica), who penned this Sunday's outing, in which we also learn the origin story behind Regina (Lana Parrilla) and Rumplestiltskin's (Robert Carlyle) troubled relationship. Get the scoop:
Once Upon a Time
The return of Once Upon a Time is less than two weeks away! Soon some of our more burning questions will be answered, like how Regina (Lana Parrilla) will deal with a town full of people who now hate her with a passion — that won't be fun! — or how Emma's (Jennifer Morrison) reunion with her parents will go — that will be fun!
Once Upon a Time Photos: Regina's magic woes, the Charming family reunion!
Still, there are some questions we're sure the Sept. 30 premiere may not answer, including some of the more spoilery ones — like who is Henry's father?! We grabbed your fan questions off Twitter and hit up executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis for a lightning round of scoop, in which the producers had the option to answer, "Yes," "No" or "Can't Answer." Some of their answers, and possible non-answers, are pretty telling, so check them out below:
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Question: I was wondering if you have found time to tune in or catch up on MTV's teen supernatural drama Teen Wolf or the comedy Awkward. I have been back watching both again recently and am officially hooked. With Teen Wolf being picked up for a 24-episode season next year [and Awkward for 20] and the laundry list of new scripted dramas on the horizon, what do you think of MTV scripted shows and are they in it for the long haul? — Sharday
Looks like Political Animals' Bud isn't the only Hammond who's been embroiled in an affair.
In this exclusive flashback clip from Sunday's episode, Elaine (Sigourney Weaver) yells at her son T.J. (Sebastian Stan) for being involved with a married man — who also happens to be a Congressman. And when the press goes public with the story it threatens to destroy everyone involved.
Political Animals Exclusive Video: Georgia Gives the Scoop on T.J. and President Garcetti
Judy Garland; Ginnifer Goodwin
Once Upon a Time has taken viewers to fairy tale land and Wonderland — and apparently, they'll even venture to Neverland next season. But what about the Land of Oz? It turns out that producers have hinted at a possible trip to The Wizard of Oz locale since the beginning.
Regina's shocking origin story, Storybrooke's future and more Once Upon a Time scoop
"What's interesting is if you go back and look at the pilot, there's a page of...
Political Animals' ace journalist Susan Berg (Carla Gugino) is willing to do anything to get a good story.
Years ago, she was the one to expose President Bud Hammond's (Ciarán Hinds) sexual liaisons and subsequently ruined the Hammods' marriage. And, as seen in the premiere episode, she withheld information about T.J.'s (Sebastian Stan) suicide attempt to get full access to Elaine (Sigourney Weaver). But as also seen in the first hour of the six-part miniseries, the Washington Globe News reporter has a thing or two in common with Secretary of State Barrish. Perhaps she's starting to care too much about the Hammonds?
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"You can't care too much because then you become...
Political Animals' lead character Elaine Barrish (Sigourney Weaver) appears to be strong, tough and full of confidence on the outside. But a few minutes into the USA series, viewers will learn that she's a lot more flawed and self-doubting than she looks.
"We present this woman so effective, so articulate, so passionate, so true to her moral compass and the flip side is she's much less confident in her personal life and as a mother," Weaver tells TVGuide.com. "She makes a lot of mistakes."
Sigourney Weaver, Bryan Cranston
In the latest head-on collision of top-notch Sunday night cable dramas, the return of TV's most chilling dark parable faces the arrival of an irresistible new potboiler. One you can take to the Emmy bank next week; the other you'll be tempted to take to the beach.
As the first half of the final season gets underway for AMC's masterpiece of intensity Breaking Bad (Sunday, 10/9c), mensch-turned-mastermind Walter White (three-time Emmy winner Bryan Cranston) escalates his criminal ways, and a man who once inspired pity now leaves even loved ones quaking in fear...
Usually, the secretary of state keeps company with foreign dignitaries in exotic, far-flung locales, not Teamsters in the shell of a business park by the Philadelphia International Airport. Then again, this Madame Secretary has saved the planet from some really illegal aliens before taking office, so who are we to judge?
As Political Animals' former First Lady-turned-Secretary of State Elaine Barrish Hammond, Sigourney Weaver is back in badass form, only on a civic-duty level rather than a sci-fi one. And although she has three names and a philandering ex-husband, Elaine is not based on you-know-who. "I had to get over the slight feeling of, 'Oh, it's Hillary,' which she really isn't," says Weaver, citing inspiration from countless women in power, including a childhood headmistress and...