Once Upon a Time: Renewed for Season Two

Once Upon a Time renewedABC has renewed their fantasy series Once Upon a Time for a second season. Co-creator Adam Horowitz broke the news via Twitter.

He wrote, “It’s official ā€” #OnceUponATime has been picked up for season 2. Thank you all so much for watching, we’re beyond thrilled to continue on!”

A new take on classic fairy tales, Once Upon a Time follows the modern-day daughter (Jennifer Morrison) of Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin) and Prince Charming (Joshua Dallas) as she tries to help legendary characters who’ve been cursed by the Evil Queen (Lana Parrilla). The series also features the talents of Robert Carlyle, Jared Gilmore, Raphael Sbarge, Meghan Ory, Jamie Dornan, Beverley Elliott, Lee Arenberg, David Paul Grove, and Gabe Khouth.

The drama debuted with a solid 4.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 12.93 million viewers. It was second in it’s timeslot. That was especially impressive considering that Once Upon a Time’s debut had to compete with the World Series and popular shows on cable.

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Once Upon a Time dropped a mere 3% to a 3.9 rating in the all-important demo in week two. In week three, the numbers fell just a bit more — to a 3.8 rating — and the series got a full season pick-up.

The numbers keep dropping unfortunately and it looked like the show was going to be in trouble. But then, the ratings started to turn around and finally stabilized at a healthy level.

On our ABC Ratings Report Card — which measures the relative demo performance of the network’s shows — Once Upon a Time has a solid “A.” It’s the third-highest rated scripted series on the network and is the fourth-highest overall.

ABC announces their 2012-13 schedule next week but it seems pretty likely that Once Upon a Time will return to Sunday nights in the fall.

What do you think? Are you glad to hear that the show’s been renewed? Were you worried that it would run out of gas and be cancelled?

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  2. Lisa Blair says

    Awesome! So much relief that a show I enjoy so much will continue on! Now I can’t wait for summer warmth to be over with so I can watch some more and enjoy the adventures of Storybrook!

  3. Terry says

    That’s Great News !!. I love this show. I’m glad it has a been given a second season.
    I like how it mixes reality and Fantasy and the story lines and sub plots always keeps
    you guessing. Can’t wait to see where the writers take it next season

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  5. Michael says

    I stopped watching tv in college so I could study more now being out I don’t even have cable lol But I have a smartphone. So I found this show and I gotta say it grips me with the use of how love is the most powerful magic. I love it!!!! I faithfully watch this in awe every week and I will continue in Season 2. Thanks guys and gents ;););)

  6. Denise says

    YES!!! Very happy ABC ‘s Once Upon a Time will be continuing for season 2. I love this show- it’s casted perfectly!! Robert Carlyle makes the show- “Dearie” –wonder if he throws those in on his own or they are in the script. A mind blowing ending- as no one saw the “MAGIC” coming – for Season 1 and can’t wait for season 2. Thank you ABC- You have a winner- again

  7. Stacey Martin says

    So glad that the show gets to continue for another season. Was going to be terribly dissapointed if it did not get to continue with the final episode of season 1. This show is the only show that I watch on TV at all, and it either keeps me coming back on Sunday evenings or online on the following day to watch it. Also can’t wait until the episodes come out on DVD. They will definately be a collection to have. Absolutely love the show, keep it up!

  8. Jacqui says

    YES!!! I am soooo pleased that Once Upon A Time is being renewed. This is a great concept and I look forward to watching this every week.

  9. Miranda says

    I love this show. It is the only show that i watch on tv besides the news. We enjoy it very much and are thrilled that it will continue with season 2!

  10. Roy says

    I am very glad they renewed the show. This is one of the only shows I actually enjoy watching with my wife. Right on.

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