November 3, 2011
After an impressive start, Once Upon a Time has earned a full season pick-up from ABC. The 'back nine' order will increase the fairy tale drama's first season to 22 episodes from its original 13.
The series, which follows fairy tale characters trapped by a spell in the real world, has only aired two episodes of its freshman season so far. However impressive feedback from critics and viewers, combined with solid ratings in its 8:00pm Sunday time slot, were obviously enough for the network to have confidence in the show's future.
ABC also ordered full seasons of Last Man Standing and Happy Endings today. New drama Pan Am received an order for additional scripts but fell short of a full-season pick-up - not a good sign for the airline drama.
(Source: TV by the Numbers)