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Monday, April 29, 2013

"The Evil Queen" Quotes and Pix

Killer Quotes from "The Evil Queen"


There were some killer quotes in "The Evil Queen" 2x20 that aired on April 28 2013. Kudos to the writers, Jane Espenson and Christine Boylan. Credit where credit is due!



The Evil Queen: The queen is dead. Long live the evil queen.

Rumpelstiltskin: I said you could call. I didn't say I'd answer.


Grumpy: Nobody steals from a dwarf.

Hook: One thing I excel at is surviving.


Regina: Destroying Storybrooke, that seems like a small price to pay to allow us to live in peace.

Mary Margaret: Your superpower has been known to be unreliable, Emma. Especially when you are emotional.

Hook: I knew her well enough to know that what he wanted most in the world was to see you win.


Rumpelstiltskin: A queen striding among peasants. You might not like what you hear.

Evil Queen: When Snow is dead, then they will see my kindness.
Rumpelstiltskin: Through the charred remains of their homes. Yes, I'm sure that will be perfectly clear.

Rumpelstiltskin: You did just slaughter an entire village. Maybe that's why they call you the Evil Queen.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

2x21 Second Star to the Right - ABC Promo



2x21 Second Star to the Right - ABC Promo.

If you have the time, you may watch the entire first ten minutes of the episode - "Second Star to the Right" - on ABC Medianet by clicking here.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

2x20 The Evil Queen - Sneak Peek #2



2x20 The Evil Queen - Sneak Peek #2

2x20 The Evil Queen - Sneak Peek #3



2x20 The Evil Queen - Sneak Peek #3

2x20 The Evil Queen - Sneak Peek #4



2x20 The Evil Queen - Sneak Peek #4

2x20 sneak peek 5 "The Evil Queen"



Once Upon A Time 2x20 sneak peek 5 "The Evil Queen" Tamara & Greg Challenge Hook To Kill Rumple

"The Evil Queen" 2x20 - Extended Sneak Peek



2x20 The Evil Queen (Extended Sneak Peek). Regina at her most evil.

The Evil Queen - Behind the Scenes

See How They Really Do It!



Some behind-the-scenes promotional stills courtesy of ABC from the 2x20 episode "The Evil Queen" episode of "Once Upon a Time." These photos feature star Lana Parrilla as the Evil Queen, with Colin O’Donagnhue as Hook.






ABC Press Release "The Evil Witch" 2x20

Lana Parrilla as the evil queen

Monday, April 22, 2013
ABC Television Network
PRESS RELEASE - PRESS RELEASE - ENTERTAINMENT -
ONCE UPON A TIME (4/28)

REGINA ATTEMPTS TO TRANSPORT HERSELF AND HENRY BACK TO FAIRYTALE LAND -- WHICH INCLUDES A FAIL-SAFE THAT COULD WIPE STORYBROOKE AND ITS INHABITANTS OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH -- AND EMMA'S SUSPICIONS ABOUT TAMARA GROW, ON ABC'S "ONCE UPON A TIME"

"The Evil Queen" - With the aid of Hook, Regina attempts to put a plan in motion that will help transport herself and Henry back to Fairytale land. But her plan revolves around a fail-safe that was planted within the curse, which if triggered could wipe Storybrooke off the map - and kill all of its inhabitants; and Emma's suspicions about Tamara grow. Meanwhile, in the fairytale land that was, the Evil Queen asks Rumplestiltskin to transform her into an unrecognizable peasant in order to kill an unsuspecting Snow White, with the twisted aim of earning the love and respect of her subjects, on "Once Upon a Time," SUNDAY, APRIL 28 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

"Once Upon a Time" stars Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White/Mary Margaret, Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan, Lana Parrilla as Evil Queen/Regina, Josh Dallas as Prince Charming/David, Emilie de Ravin as Belle, Colin O'Donoghue as Hook, Jared S. Gilmore as Henry Mills, Meghan Ory as Red Riding Hood/Ruby, and Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold. 

Guest starring are Lee Arenberg as Leroy/Grumpy, Michael Raymond-James as Neal Cassidy, Ethan Embry as Greg Mendell, Sonequa Martin-Green as Tamara, Aleks Paunovic as Berkley, Michael Teigen as Rivers, Hrothgar Mathews as carny, Max Montesi as peasant boy, Bri Neal as peasant girl, William Phillips as peasant man, Jennifer J. Angeli as weaver and Harold Davies as fisherman.

"The Evil Queen" was written by Christine Boylan & Jane Espenson and directed by Gwyneth Horder-Payton. 

"Once Upon a Time" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format with a 5.1 channel surround sound.This program carries a TV-PG,V parental guideline.

For more information on "Once Upon a Time," visit

Photography and video available at www.abcmedianet.com. Photography request line (818) 460-6611.


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Sunday, April 21, 2013

2x20 The Evil Queen - ABC Promo



2x20 The Evil Queen - ABC Promo

2x19 Lacey - Sneak Peek of Robin Hood

Robin Hood in Once Upon a Time



2x19 Lacey - Sneak Peek of Robin Hood

Lana Parrilla at GLAAD April 20 2013

Lana Parrilla Out on the Town

Lana Parrilla makes a grand entrance at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles. Lana arrived in a very springtime-appropriate white dress.


Lana, her mom and Fred





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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Jennifer Morrison and Lana Parrilla: Behind the Scenes Shots

Lana Parrilla and Jennifer Morrison in Candid Shots

The stars like Lana Parrilla and Jennifer Morrison are real folks like any of us, so here are a few shots of them under ordinary circumstances.

Oh, and if you're wondering about the swans - it's kind of an in-joke with their fans.

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Swan Queens selfie!

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Jennifer Morrison on set

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Lana Parrilla on set

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Jennifer Morrison arriving to film Jimmy Kimmel Live

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Jennifer Morrison behind the scenes

Monday, April 8, 2013

Paul Reubens, Emma Rigby in Spinoff

Pee-wee Jumps into Wonderland

Paul Reubens

Paul Reubens, undoubtely best known to audiences as Pee-wee Herman from the kid's show of the 1980s, joins the spinoff "Once: Wonderland" cast in the role of the White Rabbit.

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Paul Reubens as Pee Wee Herman

Ralph Hemecker, who has done quite a number of "Once Upon a Time" episodes, will direct the spinoff pilot. The White Rabbit will be computer-generated, so Reubens himself won't actually appear on screen (at least very often).

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Emma Rigby
Emma Rigby also has been cast to appear in the spinoff as the Red Queen. Her casting continues the decidedly non-US makeup of the cast, with all three leads foreign-born. She is known in England for appearing in a string of television series there, most notably in "Hollyoaks" as Hannah Ashworth. Her casting should not be taken as proof that Barbara Hershey will not appear - rumor is that she indeed will appear, in flashbacks. The spinoff pilot films in Vancouver this week, immediately after the wrap of the regular season filming there of "Once Upon a Time."

ABC Press Release:re: "Lacey" 2x19

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Jorge Garcia guest stars


Monday, April 01, 2013
ABC Television Network
PRESS RELEASE - PRESS RELEASE - ENTERTAINMENT -
ONCE UPON A TIME: Lacey

MR. GOLD TRIES TO JOG BELLE'S NOW CURSED MEMORIES, AND EMMA IS TORN
OVER WHETHER SHE WOULD STAY IN OUR WORLD OR GO BACK TO FAIRYTALE
LAND WHEN IT'S REVEALED THAT ANTON'S MAGIC BEANS HAVE BEGUN TO GROW,
ON ABC'S "ONCE UPON A TIME"

Jorge Garcia ("Lost") Guest Stars as Anton

"Lacey" - Mr. Gold enlists the aid of David to help him try to jog Belle's now cursed memories and get her to love him again; and when it is revealed that the magic beans Anton (Jorge Garcia, "Lost") and the dwarves have been harvesting have begun to grow and could possibly transport everybody home, Emma is torn over whether she would want to live in fairytale land or stay in our world. Meanwhile, in the fairytale land that was, Rumplestiltskin forces Belle to accompany him on a hunt to kill a thief, whom she had freed in the name of mercy, on "Once Upon a Time," SUNDAY, APRIL 21 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

"Once Upon a Time" stars Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White/Mary Margaret, Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan, Lana Parrilla as Evil Queen/Regina, Josh Dallas as Prince Charming/David, Emilie de Ravin as Belle, Colin O'Donoghue as Hook, Jared S. Gilmore as Henry Mills, Meghan Ory as Red Riding Hood/Ruby, and Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold. 

Guest starring are Lee Arenberg as Leroy/Grumpy, Michael Raymond-James as Neal Cassidy, Beverley Elliott as Granny, David-Paul Grove as Doc, Gabe Khouth as Mr. Clark/Sneezy, Faustino Di Bauda as Sleepy, Jeffrey Kaiser as Dopey, Michael Coleman as Happy, Mig Macario as Bashful, Ethan Embry as Greg Mendell, Tom Ellis as thief, Jorge Garcia as Anton, Christie Laing as Marian, Wil Traval as sheriff/Keith, Nicholas Carella as bartender, Ingrid Torrance as severe nurse and Sonequa Martin-Green as Tamara.

"Lacey" was written by Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz and directed by Milan Cheylov. 

"Once Upon a Time" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format with a 5.1 channel surround sound. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to the airdate.

For more information on "Once Upon a Time," visit ABC.com/Once


Photography and video available at www.abcmedianet.com. Photography request line (818) 460-6611.


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Lana Parrilla: A Day in the Sun

Lana Parrilla in a Hot Photo Shoot

Lana Parrilla, star of "Once Upon a Time," working it hard on a nice, sunny day.

If you wish to see the final product, which is a hilarious spot for Fantasyland in Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, please click here.

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Lana Parrilla, star, on her way to work

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Hard to get rid of the shadows outside , requires lots of reflectors 

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A very rustic setting

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The hair is all-important!

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Always lots of down-time on a photo shoot

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The sun must have been annoying

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Lana looks hot in more ways than one

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The setting looks like Disney World in Orlando - but it could be anywhere

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It takes a whole crew of people to pull these things off

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That's the job I want, umbrella holder for the stars!

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I know it's not, but this setting looks like Central Park in NYC

2013

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Renewal Prospects

"Once Upon A Time" Will Be Renewed


Fans develops an emotional attachment to their shows, so they become frantic about what might happen when the networks make their renewal decisions. Networks take a lot of factors into consideration when making those decisions (such as cost of production, availability of stars, the effect of the show on the network's image, etc.). Realistically, though, Networks give the cold, hard numbers the greatest weight.

Networks usually hand down their renewal decisions some time during the April/May time period (unless a show is really failing and gets the axe sooner, such as happened recently with "666 Park Avenue" and too many other series over the years to list). Executives look most carefully at season averages, not numbers from individual weeks, so there is no point getting excited about a particular episode's performance. Yes, the numbers for "Once Upon a Time" declined steadily early in 2013 after the holidays, but they also showed the same pattern during the first season. It likely is is a seasonal effect and a common symptom of serial story lines that programmers understand and can work around.

Wonder why "Once Upon a Time" runs straight through during the Fall, when ratings are strongest, but only appears intermittently during the Spring, when ratings falter? The programmers aren't stupid. You can argue about cause and effect, but they aren't going to fight a strong trend. Preempting the show and not airing many original episodes when the fans are off doing other things makes a tremendous amount of sense (one could call it "common," but it takes a lot of skill to program). The fans will be back during the run-up to the next holiday season, when the weather gets cooler again, fairy tales come alive and people become sentimental about fairy tale characters.

Through the end of March 2013, the season average ratings for "Once Upon a Time" were as follows:

Once Upon a Time2.9 (2.85)8.71

The figures are: 2.9 rating for the 18-49 demo (2.85 actual), and 8.71 million viewers on average each week. To put these numbers in perspective, there are only two scripted ABC series ("Grey's Anatomy" and "Modern Family") with higher average numbers - and 17 with worse numbers. "Once Upon a Time" is one of ABC's top scripted series (with better ratings in the key demographic than any ABC non-scripted series, too).  "Once Upon a Time" absolutely is in no danger of being cancelled (though, yes, stranger things have happened).

As Jane Espenson has tweeted (March 19, 2013):
They don't make a spinoff if you're not a hit!
Watch the double negatives, Jane! Just kidding. Anyway, the "Once Upon a Time" spinoff "Once: Wonderland" begins filming on April 7, 2013.

Below are the ABC ratings charts, complete through March 31, 2013, courtesy of TV Series Finale:

ABC Scripted
TV shows
18-49 demo 
rating (actual)
Viewers
in millions
Ratings
pages
Modern Family4.4 (4.39)9.17season 4 ratings
Grey’s Anatomy3.1 (3.14)9.18season 9 ratings
Once Upon a Time2.9 (2.85)8.71season 2 ratings
Scandal2.4 (2.39)7.21season 2 ratings
The Middle2.4 (2.38)8.25season 4 ratings
Revenge2.2 (2.23)7.17season 2 ratings
Suburgatory2.2 (2.23)6.11season 2 ratings
Castle2.0 (2.02)9.95season 4 ratings
Nashville1.9 (1.93)6.07season 1 ratings
The Neighbors1.9 (1.86)6.19season 1 ratings
666 Park Avenue (cancelled)1.5 (1.51)4.66season 1 ratings
Last Man Standing1.5 (1.49)6.93season 2 ratings
Malibu Country1.4 (1.39)6.34season 1 ratings
Last Resort (cancelled)1.4 (1.38)6.26season 1 ratings
Body of Proof1.3 (1.33)7.39season 3 ratings
Private Practice (last season)1.3 (1.33)4.64season 6 ratings
Red Widow1.2 (1.22)5.43season 1 ratings
Happy Endings1.2 (1.21)3.37season 3 ratings
Zero Hour (cancelled)1.2 (1.17)5.61season 1 ratings
Don’t Trust the B in Apt. 23 (cancelled)1.1 (1.10)2.85season 2 ratings
ABC non-scripted
TV shows
18-49 demo 
rating (actual)
Viewers
in millions
Ratings
pages
Dancing with the Stars (spring)2.8 (2.80)15.77cycle 16 ratings
The Bachelor2.8 (2.78)8.50cycle 17 ratings
Dancing with the Stars (fall)2.3 (2.29)13.87cycle 15 ratings
Dancing with the Stars (spring, results)2.3 (2.25)11.59cycle 16 ratings
Dancing with the Stars (fall, results)2.2 (2.16)12.92cycle 15 ratings
Splash2.2 (2.15)7.87season 1 ratings
Shark Tank1.9 (1.87)6.59season 4 ratings
Celebrity Wife Swap1.8 (1.83)5.40season 2 ratings
Wife Swap1.6 (1.55)4.60season 7 ratings
The Taste1.6 (1.55)4.51season 1 ratings
Primetime1.5 (1.50)4.72season 24 ratings
America’s Funniest Home Videos1.5 (1.48)6.50season 23 ratings
20/201.4 (1.44)5.31season 35 ratings

As you can see from the charts, the average rating of "Once Upon a Time" in the key 18-49 demo is better than any non-scripted ABC series, and beaten by only a few scripted shows. It is a huge hit, and will be back, probably for several more seasons, in fact.