Wednesday, May 15, 2013

ABC Picks Up "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland"

"Once Upon a Time in Wonderland" Bought by ABC

Sophie Lowe Wonderland
Sophie Lowe as Alice is reporting that "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland" - apparently the final title of the show - has been picked up by ABC for the fall schedule. It will air as the lead-in to "Grey's Anatomy" on Thursday nights at 8 p.m., a prime slot, but one with which ABC has had a lot of trouble.

The first episode will take place in Storybrooke, but other than that, not a lot has been disclosed. ABC picked up the show based on 19 minutes worth of footage, all that has been shot since filming began on April 7, 2013 that could make up a coherent sequence for ABC executives. Clearly, ABC is going on the reputation of the show and its creators rather than a polished presentation, making this very unusual for network television.

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