Saturday, March 29, 2014

"Wonderland" Cancelled

We Bid a Fond Farewell

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Goodbye, and thanks!

ABC announced that "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland" is cancelled. The April 3, 2014 episode is the last one from this "Once Upon a Time" spinoff.

There are 13 episodes in all of this series. It always was planned as a one-season show to tell a complete tale of a modern Alice in Wonderland. The ratings were never very solid, and, in general, spinoffs that happen while the main series is in full bloom rarely do well for long (such as "The Ropers" from "Three's Company" and the weird detective spinoff from "Baywatch," just to name a couple of the odder ones).

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Series star Sophie Lowe has a bright future

The scheduling for "Wonderland" doomed it. The original strategy was for "Wonderland" to fill the three-month gap between the fall and spring editions of "Once Upon a Time." Instead, for reasons known only to themselves, the programmers slotted "Wonderland" to run at the same time the main series was airing, during the middle of the week rather than in the same Sunday night "Once" slot. This scheduling also put a massive strain on the production company, which had to have two separate top-quality crews working simultaneously rather than one crew which could work on both series consecutively. In that situation, the junior series always gets slighted, it's only natural. While there always are a variety of reasons for a cancellation, that blunder by the programmers must be reckoned fairly high on the list. The lack of a true breakout star such as Lana Parrilla in "Once Upon a Time" also contributed.

There may be other spinoffs from "Once Upon a Time," and it even is possible that those spinoffs could include cast members from "Wonderland" or some thematic variation on "Wonderland." No such series are currently planned, but "Once Upon a Time" itself is still going strong and undoubtedly will be around for a season four.

We are thankful for the excellent season we have had with this fine cast and crew and wish them all the best in their future endeavors!



Thursday, November 21, 2013

1x06 "Who's Alice" ABC Promo

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Heather Doerksen (Captain Meyers in Atlantis) guest stars on the upcoming episode of Once Upon A Time in Wonderland "Who's Alice?" playing Sarah.

"Alice's homecoming forces a heartbreaking decision. Her family she found with the love she lost."

Heather's facebook page is here for anyone interested. She's got the fierce look down!

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Heather Doerksen




Monday, November 11, 2013

1x05 ABC Promo "Heart of Stone" (HD)







Once Upon A Time In Wonderland Season 1 Episode 5 Promo "Heart of Stone" (HD).

"Teaming up with her enemies is a dangerous move. Game on!"






Monday, October 28, 2013

Whoopi Goldberg Cast as Mrs. Rabbit


Whoopi Goldbeg as Mrs. Rabbit

Whoopi Goldberg, who appears daily on "The View," will appear in the eighth episode of "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland" as the wife of the White Rabbit, played by John Lithgow. That episode should air sometime in December 2013, right before Christmas.

No more details at present, but this is exciting news for all of Whoopi's fans!





"The Serpent" ABC promo 1x04

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Emma Rigby as The Red Queen





Once Upon a Time in Wonderland 1x04 "The Serpent" - When the Knave's life is in danger, Alice has to make the tough decision on whether to use one of her three precious wishes and what that would mean for her and Cyrus. Her new friendship with Lizard reveals some of the Knave's backstory and Cyrus plots to escape.

Meanwhile, Jafar's plan to kill the Knave puts the Red Queen in a difficult position as she grapples with her feelings for him and her desire to get what she wants. In flashback, we explore Jafar's origins and find out what he truly wants from Cyrus.

This episode of "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland," will premiere on Thursday, November 7th 2013 on ABC.





Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Official ABC Press Release for "The Serpent" 1x04

Monday, October 21, 2013
ABC Television Network
PRESS RELEASE - PRESS RELEASE - -
ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND: The Serpent

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HOW FAR IS JAFAR WILLING TO GO TO GET WHAT HE TRULY WANTS
AND WHAT WILL IT TAKE FOR ALICE TO STOP HIM,
ON ABC’S “ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND”

“The Serpent” – When the Knave’s life is in danger, Alice has to make the tough decision on whether to use one of her three precious wishes and what that would mean for her and Cyrus. Her new friendship with Lizard reveals some of the Knave’s backstory and Cyrus plots to escape. Meanwhile, Jafar’s plan to kill the Knave puts the Red Queen in a difficult position as she grapples with her feelings for him and her desire to get what she wants. In flashback, we explore Jafar’s origins and find out what he truly wants from Cyrus, on “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland,” THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

 “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland” stars Sophie Lowe as Alice, Michael Socha as Knave of Hearts, Peter Gadiot as Cyrus, Emma Rigby as The Red Queen with Naveen Andrews as Jafar and John Lithgow as the voice of the White Rabbit.

“The Serpent” guest stars include Lauren McKnight as Lizard, Zuleikha Robinson as Amara, Matty Finochio as Tweedle #1, Ben Cotton as Tweedle #2, Brian George as Old Prisoner, Hugo Steele as Orang, Haroon Khan as Blacksmith, Anthony Keyvan as Young Jafar, Cedric De Souza as Akil, Marco Soriano as Gerard, Kevin Blatch as Executioner, Danny Wattley as Jafar’s Servant, Alicia Thorgrimmsson as Citizen, Peter Hall as Peasant, Forbes Angus as Villager and Christian Bower as Drunken Guard.

“The Serpent” was written by Jan Nash and directed by Ralph Hemecker.

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz and Zack Estrin are creators and executive producers. Steve Pearlman is also executive producer. The show is from ABC Studios. This program carries a TV-PG,L,V parental guideline.


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1x03 Promo - Forget Me Not

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"Forget Me Not" Official Description:

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland 1x03 "Forget Me Not" - In a flashback, viewers are introduced to Will Scarlet, who turns out to be the nifty Knave of Hearts. Will has joined Robin Hood's Merry Men and convinces them to steal gold from Maleficent's castle before also pilfering an enchanted looking glass for himself that comes with a hefty consequence.

 Meanwhile in Wonderland, Cyrus successfully tricks Jafar and the Red Queen into sending a Bandersnatch after Alice who in turn exposes something the White Rabbit has been secretly hiding, on "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland," Thursday, October 24th on ABC.