ABC Network (US) has ordered full seasons of new fall shows, fantasy drama Once Upon a Time and sitcom Last Man Standing.
Once Upon a Time premiered to 12.6 million viewers and features an Evil Queen (Lana Parrilla) casting a spell upon a classic fairy-tale. It will air in Australia on Seven and includes Alan Dale in a recurring role.
Tim Allen’s return to comedy, Last Man Standing, premiered to 13 million viewers but while it has diminished in numbers it has still attracted a male audience. It is set to screen in Australia on Foxtel.
ABC has also extended Happy Endings to 22 episodes in its second season and ordered five more scripts for period drama Pan Am (Nine).
ABC Entertainment Group president Paul Lee says of Pan Am, “I think we created this amazing world and I think there’s a massive amount of goodwill behind it. We just want to make sure that in the end it’s a show that our audiences really connect to emotionally.
“It’s a great cast.”
Source: Hollywood Reporter