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Once Upon a Time season 6 to premiere on September 25, 2016

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Summary and storyline

Once Upon a Time is a very popular American fairy tale for adults and mystery television drama series that is now airing on the ABC channel in the United States. The hit fantasy series was created by Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz. They also both executive produce the show in collaboration with Steve Pearlman, David H. Goodman and Andrew Chambliss. The television series is co-produced for ABC by the Kitsis/Horowitz production company and ABC Studios. Season 1 of the fantasy drama debuted on the ABC channel on October 23, 2011.

The storyline of Once Upon a Time is set in the town of Storybrooke, Maine. Well, since it is a fairy tale for adults, most characters on the show are fairy tale characters. The twist is that they have been transported to the modern world, but they were also rid of their memories by a dark curse. The main parts in this beautiful series is played by Ginnifer Goodwin, Lana Parrilla, Jennifer Morrison, Emilie de Ravin, Josh Dallas, Jared S. Gilmore, Colin O'Donoghue, Rebecca Mader and other actors.

Current season and renewal expectations

Season 5 of Once Upon a Time premiered on the ABC channel in the US on Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 9pm ET/PT and or now it is expected to have 20 one-hour episodes. Although the ratings of the show have declined since its debut back in 2011 (the series averaged an impressive 12.5 million of total viewers in its debut season), the fairy tale drama is still one of the highest-rated programs on the ABC channel. On imdb it has a rating of 8 out of 10, way above average. It only proves that even when we grow up, we still want to believe in magic, fairy tales and happy ends. In the previous, fourth cycle, the show has averaged 8.98 million viewers and 9.2 million total viewers per episode. To date, the current season 5 is averaging slightly more than 8 million total viewers. The mid-season premiere will also be the milestone for the show – its 100th episode. So far, there has been no word from ABC about the fate of the series, so check back with us for the latest news, or subscribe to our notifications and get the premiere date of Once Upon a Time season 6 automatically sent to your inbox as soon as it is announced.

Latest developments

UPDATED December 23, 2015: The mid-season finale, appropriately titled “Swan Song” was aired on December 6, 2015 and viewers will have to wait three long months before the current chapter of the fairy tale series resumes on the ABC channel. The show is currently on an extended holiday hiatus. Episode 12 of season 5 of Once Upon a Time is scheduled to air on ABC in the US on Sunday, March 6, 2016. This will also be the show’s milestone 100th episode. Sign up for our updates and get an automatic reminder of the release date one day before the show hits the small screen.

UPDATED March 3, 2016: While fans of the fantastical ABC network’s television series are eagerly anticipating the return of the remaining episodes of the fifth installment on March 6th, the network has decided to wet their appetites with more good news about the adult fairy tale. ABC formally renewed Once Upon a Time for one more season. The exciting news was broke today via Twitter by the series’ co-creator Adam Horowitz. The network is yet to reveal the details of the new chapter of the story or set a premiere date for new episodes, so visit our website for the most recent news, or sign up for our updates and we will notify you via email when the release date of Once Upon a Time season 6 is scheduled.

UPDATED June 30, 2016: It's great to finally be able to study ABC's fall premiere schedule, which was revealed on June 28, 2016, as it was the last one of the major networks to make the fall programming lineup public. The popular fantasy drama Once upon a Time has suffered a loss in ratings in its last completed season, but was renewed in spite of the numbers in hopes of it regaining its ground. Once Upon a Time season 6 is set to return to the small screen on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 8pm ET/PT, to be immediately followed by hit criminal drama Secrets and Lies. Sign up for our notifications, and receive an automatic e-mail reminder one day prior to the premiere.

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Premiere date of Once Upon a Time season 6 – September 25, 2016

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0 Lourdes  2017-12-31 08:20
Thanks for finally talking about >Once Upon a Time season 6 release date —
September 25, 2016
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+3 Anna Melcher  2016-10-04 05:18
great show where can I find season 6?
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0 Sam  2016-09-18 20:02
This is the most amazing show ever!! I cannot believe I only just discovered this a few weeks ago and so have binge watched all 5 series!! Why did I not know about this show?! I love all the stories, takes me back to my childhood yet it's a show for all ages!!) and I love andcharacters especially Regina, and of course the "smouldering captain with the peircing blue eyes" and Henry who have now watched grow up in the last couple of months haha!! Great great show!
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