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Once Upon a Time in Wonderland: Cancelled? ABC Confirms No Season Two

once upon a time in wonderland canceledWith the success of Once Upon a Time, ABC had high hopes for spin-off Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. Unfortunately for fans, their ratings expectations haven’t been met and the series has been cancelled.

On Wonderland, a beautiful young Alice (Sophie Lowe) takes a tumble down the rabbit hole to a place where nothing is impossible. The series also stars Michael Socha, Peter Gadiot, Emma Rigby, Naveen Andrews, and John Lithgow.

Debuting last October, the show’s premiere drew a 1.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 5.82 million viewers. That was a mediocre start at best and then, the ratings saw a significant drop in week two. The numbers have continued to fall over the course of the season.

It quickly became clear that Once Upon a Time in Wonderland wouldn’t be seeing a second season. Though it’s obvious to most everyone when a show with very bad ratings is going to be cancelled, the network’s rarely admit it.

Earlier this month, ABC released a press release describing next week’s installment of Wonderland as the “season finale.” Last night, the episode preview called it a “series finale,” an acknowledgement by ABC that there won’t be a second season.

Hopefully, the cast and creators could see how things were going and were able to craft a satisfactory ending to the show. Providing closure was certainly the Wonderland producers’ intention.

Before the show premiered, co-creators Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz said, “However many episodes we wind up doing this season, what we’re planning to do is tell a kind of complete tale with a beginning, middle and end… If it does well, if people like it, hopefully we’ll come back and tell another adventure with this cast.” Sadly for fans, that’s not to be.

What do you think? Are you sorry that there won’t be a second season of Wonderland? Why do you think it didn’t catch on?


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Richard October 20, 2014 at 5:03 pm

Hey, ABC, you guys need to bring once upon a time in wonderland back. That was a great show. I was hoping for a second season. You could’ve put it on Sunday nights after the original series. It would’ve done better there. Resurrection isn’t that good.


jackie October 19, 2014 at 3:57 pm

sad now, i really liked the first season :(


someone July 15, 2014 at 1:22 am

I really enjoyed it, I could watch marathons of this show or shows just like it. It brings back so many memories of when I was a child and how I loved all Disney shows now we get a lil taste of the adult version and it was a straight up tease :-( I loved it please abc you had a good thing going you just had to give it a chance please bring it back it epic!


Mandie June 18, 2014 at 11:33 am

I like the regular once upon a time but in Wonderland it is so much better!!!!! This was one of my favorite shows this year!!!! There needs to be a second season!


someone July 15, 2014 at 1:24 am

I couldn’t agree more <3 love this show!


Anonymous June 5, 2014 at 3:22 am

I like it please do another season!


Aleshia June 3, 2014 at 8:36 pm

This show should be renewed for a second season. The neighbors should also be renewed along with believe. There are shows out there that are duller than this. I feel that instead of cancelling good shows that they should cancel shows like Dracula that though it looked good was not that good. They should also cancel agents of shield because that is another show that did not live up to expectations.


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Sandy April 11, 2014 at 11:56 pm

I honestly think there was too many foreign stars i think they shoulf of put more than just that guy from lost all this cast was just a bit duñl exept for alice and the genie im glad their wedding was genuineñy touching than you directors For their awsome ending!


Lucas April 7, 2014 at 10:38 pm

Gostaria que reconsiderasse, pois, até no Brasil, a audiência de once upon a time e once upon a time in wonderland é inatingffível, são séries maravilhosas que em minha opinião não deveriam ter um im assim como supernatural. por favor avaliem os comentários com carinho.


betty April 4, 2014 at 9:01 pm

this show was meant to be only one season but now we all want more. make us happy or abc studio itself could fall apart…


cheryl April 4, 2014 at 9:00 pm

Many people may not like once upon a time in wonderland but even more people love it! And that is why all these poor souls are just floating around with nothing to do. Do you really want even more people to be lonely souls?Re-consider your decision.


jaden April 4, 2014 at 8:57 pm

not many good shows on tv anymore… better re-think this before something bad happens like an uprising…


Mark April 3, 2014 at 11:16 am

I’m upset as well, but this show was always supposed to only have one season. The only way to add another season was if they put it in a good timeslot. But obviously that didn’t happen.


James April 1, 2014 at 11:02 pm

I am VERY sad that Wonderland won’t be renewed. I sent a feedback asking them to please reconsider. I told them that in the beginning of the show, the story was ok. But as the time went by, the story got better. And I told them that they put the show on the wrong time slot.


Donna March 29, 2014 at 2:39 pm

I’m not surprised…..that’s ABC for you. It was a very good show while it lasted. I try not to watch most new shows on ABC because of their track record but unfortunately Resurrection is on that network and I wonder how long this will last. What else is new!!!


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