Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovalani
For ABC Entertainment President Paul Lee, the Alphabet network's fall schedule was a bit of a mixed bag.
"We have a lot to shout about and we also have a lot to do," Lee told reporters at the Television Critics Association winter TV previews on Thursday. The network, which finished 2012 in third place behind NBC and Fox, struggled to launch new shows -- new dramas Last Resort and 666 Park Avenue were canceled; Nashville is solid, though Lee wishes he had more viewers in the 35-to-49 demographic — and saw previous ratings juggernaut Dancing with the Stars slide to new lows. "Turns out people like to...
Rena Sofer, Ginnifer Goodwin
Snow White's (real) mother is coming to Once Upon a Time!
Former General Hospital star Rena Sofer has been cast as...
Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Segel, Elizabeth Mitchell
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Will anything surprise us about the upcoming episodes of Once Upon a Time? — Megan
NATALIE: We know that the flashbacks lead to Regina enacting the curse, but coming trips to the past may surprise you. "We're going to show you some things in our world that you didn't even think were an option," executive producer Edward Kitsis says. Will we see flashbacks to other lands — say, Oz? Kitsis remains coy. "[They'll] center on our characters, but in surprising ways."
I loved the flash-forward of Marshall becoming a judge on How I Met Your Mother. When will he be sworn in? —David
ADAM: Like basically everything else on this show, that day is "a little way down the road." Lily, on the other hand, might be considering a career switch...
There was no happy ending for Happy Endings or Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 on Sunday.
Airing their first episodes in ...
There wouldn't be any wicked stepmothers without ex-wives, and ABC's Once Upon a Time will soon introduce viewers to the never-before-seen angelic queen who gave life to Snow White before evil Regina moved in on her turf.
Raphael Sbarge and Lana Parrilla
[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Sunday's midseason premiere of Once Upon a Time. Read at your own risk.]
Once Upon a Time's Evil Queen, it seems, is not so evil after all...
On Once Upon a Time's main street in Storybrooke, resident evil queen Regina sits in her car, peering into her side mirror with tears streaming down her face. The mirror's reflection shows Emma breaking bad news to Henry — someone has been murdered in Storybrooke, and all signs point to Regina as the culprit. As Regina realizes she's likely lost Henry forever and more tears fall, the director yells, "Cut!" With only a minute or two to spare before the scene resets, Lana Parrilla dries her face, peers up in the air in an attempt to stop crying before reapplying more makeup. It's time to do the scene again, and this time, it draws even more local looky-loos. That's because the Storybrooke set of ABC's fairy tale drama isn't closed to the public, but a real working street in Steveston, a town just south of Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada.
Once Upon a Time Postmortem: A Storybrooke reunion! What's next?
Filming in Steveston is both a blessing and a, ahem, curse. On the one hand...
Nathan Fillion, John Noble and Jim Caviezel
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I can't wait to meet Rick's dad on Castle this February! Got any more intel? — Jeannie
ADAM: You may be waiting longer than you think for that meeting. Although creator Andrew W. Marlowe confirms that there will be some further exploration of Castle's father come February sweeps, he certainly isn't the focus of the episodes. "I would not characterize the two-parter as being about his dad," Marlowe says. "Hopefully we can find a great and elegant way to embrace Castle's father's mythology in a way that's going to be exciting."
I can't believe there are only three episodes of Fringe left! Got any scoop on how it all ends? — Marc
NATALIE: As the two "good" Observers, September/Donald and Michael, help Walter piece together his plan, we'll get an interesting look at the origins of the fedora-wearing baldies....
Robin Hood, Josh Holloway
From Aurora to Dopey, the Mad Hatter and Cinderella, Once Upon a Time has no shortage of classic characters to mine as inhabitants of Storybrooke and fairy tale land, which is why TVGuide.com turned to the fans to find out which characters they'd like to see on the ABC fantasy drama next.
Once Upon a Time Gallery: The 10 characters fans want to see — and who should play them
Most of your picks ...
Deaths! Interrogations! Plane crashes! Breakups! Weddings! Catfights! Sex dreams! TV had it all this year. From Desperate Housewives' fitting farewell to Fringe's powerful flash-forward, 2012 served up some remarkable hours of television, and we've assembled the top 25 episodes. Which ones made the cut? Tune in all week to see the full list.
Here are Episodes 20-16. (Catch up with Episodes 25-21.)