'Once Upon A Time' and 'Last Man Standing' get full season pick-ups, report says
It might be a happy season ending for "Once Upon A Time."
The ABC series based on fairy tale characters has been picked up for a full season, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In addition, the Tim Allen comedy "Last Man Standing" also received a full season pick-up.
"Once Upon A Time" premiered to 12.6 million viewers on October 23. It was created and penned by "LOST" screenwriters Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz and depicts the aftermath of a curse cast by the Evil Queen from "Snow White" and its impact on those inside and outside of her fantasy world.
Jennifer Morrison from "House M.D." plays Emma Swan, a sassy bail bonds collector who appears to be a modern-day warrior princess - she is the daughter of Snow White, played by "Big Love" star Ginnifer Goodwin, who is no push-over herself. Swan has yet to discover the truth about her past, until the day a boy she gave up for adoption shows up on her doorstep.
Lana Parrilla of "24" fame plays the Evil Queen in "Once Upon A Time," which also features characters such as Rumpelstiltskin, the mysterious imp with a baby obsession, who is played by Scottish actor Robert Carlyle. Giancarlo Esposito from AMC's "Breaking Bad" portrays the Magic Mirror, seen in "Snow White," while Jessy Schram from the TNT show "Falling Skies" plays Cinderella.
On "Last Man Standing," Tim Allen plays Mike Baxter, who works at an adventure gear store and records video blogs, or vlogs," for the business. His wife is played by Nancy Travis. Their oldest daughter, portrayed by Alexandra Krosney, is raising a baby boy as a single mother. The couple is also raising a middle daughter - a rebellious teenager played by Molly Ephraim, and a younger one, portrayed by Kaitlyn Dever.
There's also good news for another ABC comedy, "Happy Endings." The series, which previously received an order for an additional six scripts back in October, was given an extended episode count for a full 22-episode season.
"Pan Am" also received an additional episode order. The 1960s based series, starring Christina Ricci, received an order for five more scripts, according to the industry paper.
It was previously reported that other freshmen series "Revenge" and "Suburgatory" were picked up for full season orders by the network.
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