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Producers And Cast Of ABC’s ‘Once Upon A Time’ Discuss Season 2

By | Sunday March 4, 2012 @ 4:15pm PST

Ray Richmond is contributing to Deadline’s TV coverage.

While Once Upon A Time is yet to get officially renewed, the producers and cast members of the freshman ABC hit already have their sights set on next season. That is understandable given that the fairytale series is the top-rated new broadcast drama series this season and its renewal is considered a formality. “We have some ideas for Season 2,” Once Upon A Time co-creator/ co-showrunner Edward Kitsis admitted during a PaleyFest 2012 panel discussion today moderated by TVLine’s Matt Mitovich. One element of a second season will be the addition of the Little Mermaid character of Ariel, who was alluded to on the show a few weeks ago. “It’s been challenging to pull off (this show) every week because we’re trying to balance two worlds and thematically link them,” said Kitsis, who co-created the show with Adam Horowitz. “We were never interested in just retelling the old (fairy) tales. Kitsis also revealed that all Once Upon A Time cast members were the producers’ first choice for the roles. “Everyone that we asked (to be on the show) said yes.”

Beyond ratings, Once Upon A Time also has had an impact on pop culture. During the Q&A portion of the session, an older woman stood up and addressed co-star Josh Dallas, who plays Prince Charming on the show. “I want to personally thank you for moving my almost-12-year-old granddaughter on from Justin Bieber,” … Read More »

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PaleyFest 2012 Sets Panel Schedule

By | Tuesday January 10, 2012 @ 11:56am PST

The PaleyFest’s annual TV series panels kick off March 2 at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills with FX’s American Horror Story. Highlights include a Mad Men session on March 13, just more than a week before the AMC series returns for the start of its long-in-the-works Season 5. Here’s the full schedule:

March 2: American Horror Story
March 3: Community
March 4: Once Upon A Time
March 5: New Girl
March 6: The Office
March 7: Sons Of Anarchy
March 9: Castle
March 10: The Vampire Diaries
March 11: Revenge
March 12: Two And A Half Men
March 13: Mad Men
March 14: Modern Family

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