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‘Once Upon a Time’ Renewed by ABC for Season Six

ABC fairytale drama Once Upon a Time has been picked up for season six, according to a tweet from Adam Horowitz, the co-creator.

“Thrilled to announce that #OnceUponATime has been picked up for season 6! Thank you ABC and thank you to the most extraordinary fans ever!” posted @AdamHorowitz.

Once Upon a Time debuted in the fall of 2011. Fairy tale characters, from Snow White to Cinderella to Hercules, have popped up in the real-world town in which the series is set.

The show’s midseason premiere is March 6, after signing off in December to a 1.4 in adults 18-49.

Later Thursday, the network confirmed Horowitz's tweet and announced additional renewals.

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.