ABC’s New Fall Line-Up

ABC has just announced that they will be picking up two new shows to add to their Fall line-up – Once Upon A Time and Charlie’s Angels and because I receive press releases for Entertainment Bloggers (not sure why though), I can give you guys a sneak peak at these two new shows.

First up, Once Upon A Time.

Starring the gorgeous Jennifer Morrison from House and written by Lost storytellers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, this show takes you into a world where real life and fairytales are about to collide.

The press release describes it as follows:

Anna (but in the preview clip her name is Emma) Swan (Jennifer Morrison) knows how to take care of herself. She’s a 28-year old bail bonds collector who’s been on her own ever since she was abandoned as a baby. But when the son she gave up years ago finds her, everything will change. Henry (Jared Gilmore) is 10 years old now and in desperate need of Anna’s/Emma’s help. Henry believes that Anna/Emma actually comes from an alternate world… and is Prince Charming (Josh Dallas) and Snow White’s (Ginnifer Goodwin) missing daughter. According to his book of fairytales, they sent her away to protect her from the Evil Queen’s (Lana Parilla) curse, which trapped the fairytale world forever, frozen in time. Of course Anna/Emma doesn’t believe a word, but when she brings Henry back to Storybrooke, she finds herself drawn to this unusual boy and his strange New England town. Concerned for Henry, she decides to stay for a while, but she soon suspects that Storybrooke is more than it seems. It’s a place where magic has been forgotten, but is still powerfully close… where fairytale characters are alive, even though they don’t remember who they once were–including the Evil Queen who is now Henry’s foster mother. The epic battle for the future of all worlds is beginning, but for good to win, Anna/Emma will have to accept her destiny and fight like hell.

Brace yourself for a modern fable with thrilling twists and hints of darkness. Brimming with wonder, and filled with the magic of our most beloved fairytales, Once Upon A Time is a fitting follow up to Lost from two master storytellers.

The preview clip looks really exciting

but I’m not 100% sure if it has what it takes to make a good TV series. It strikes me more as a made for TV movie or a six part mini-series. However, I hope that I’m wrong because I really want to see more fantasy TV shows on air. At this stage I’m just thankful that this isn’t airing on Fox as it would most definitely be cancelled after just one season there regardless of how good it was (Yes, I’m still bitter about Fox cancelling Firefly).

To find out more about Once Upon A Time head to

Now for Charlie’s Angels.

The press release is as follows:

Everyone deserves a second chance. Even a thief, a street racer and a cop who got in a little too deep. After all, the three women who solve cases for their elusive boss Charlie Townsend are no saints – they’re angels… Charlie’s Angels.

This big, loud, fun take on the 1970’s smash hit series introduces us to three new angels, all fearless operatives, head-turning beauties and close friends. There’s Abby (Rachael Taylor) a Park Avenue Princess who became a world-class thief. Then there’s Kate (Annie Ilonzeh), a Miami cop who fell from grace, losing both her career and her fiance. Finally there’s Gloria, a disgraced army lieutenant who has a way with explosives. When one of the angels’ missions ends in Gloria’s tragic death, Charlie persuades them to partner with Gloria’s childhood friend, Eve (Minka Kelly), a street racer with a mysterious past. They may not know each other yet, but one thing’s for sure–Abby, Kate and Eve will always have each other’s backs.

Leonard Goldberg (the original Charlie’s Angels) and Drew Barrymore (the Charlie’s Angels movies) join forces with Alfred Gough and Miles Millar (Smallville) to deliver the adrenaline rush of the season. Set in scorching-hot Miami, Charlie’s Angels delivers nonstop big screen action. With the help of Bosley 2.0 (Ramon Rodriguez), their hot, young technical expert, and the guidance of their enigmatic boss Charlie (Robert Wagner), these angels are an unstoppable crime fighting force.

Now the preview looks fun

but I’m extremely wary about rebooted 70s action shows after the failure that was Bionic Woman which looked so awesome in the previews but just failed to deliver.  I fear that Charlie’s Angels may be the same unless they get some awesome script writers on board along with actresses who can act as well as look good doing actions scenes.  Just like with Once Upon A Time, I hope I’m proven wrong as this show could be a hell of a lot of fun if it’s done right.

To find out more about Charlie’s Angels head to

So I’m a little skeptical about how good the two shows that have just been added to ABC’s new fall line-up are going to be, but I will be checking them out when they air and hoping that I’m proven wrong. September can’t get here soon enough.

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4 Responses to ABC’s New Fall Line-Up

  1. alliedow says:

    This is a really dumb question, I’m excited about Once Upon a Time, but how can I watch this in Germany? Do you watch online? How do you do it?

    • Riayn says:

      You could pay for a VPN service that gives you an US IP address and watch it on the ABC website if they are putting up their shows on their site or on Hulu if they get the rights to screen it. There are other not-so-legal ways but due to them being not-so-legal, I can not discuss them here.

  2. alliedow says:

    Thank you, well said!!!

  3. Invader_Stu says:

    Once Upon a Time looks like it could be fun. I’m almost at the end of most of the TV shows I’m watching at the moment so I could do with a new one.

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