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ONCE UPON A TIME
Air Date: Sunday, September 29, 2013
Time Slot: 7:00 PM-8:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#300) "JOURNEY TO NEVERLAND"
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ABC INVITES NEW AND DEVOTED "ONCE UPON A TIME" VIEWERS TO TAKE A LOOK BACK AT THIS EXHILARATING DRAMA IN ANTICIPATION OF THE EXCITING SEASON 3 PREMIERE, ON "ONCE UPON A TIME: JOURNEY TO NEVERLAND," SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 ON ABC

ABC invites new and devoted "Once Upon a Time" viewers to take another look at this exciting drama, in "Once Upon a Time: Journey to Neverland," airing SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 (7:00-8:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. The special will explore the series in a way that will bring new viewers up to date -- but which current viewers will also find illuminating - in anticipation of the exhilarating third-season premiere. The special will take a look at Emma Swan and Mary Margaret's separation from their new-found family that left them stranded in a post-curse Fairy Tale Land; Regina's mother Cora's plan to eliminate Rumplestiltskin and become "The Dark One" herself; the discovery that Rumplestiltskin's son, Baelfire/Neal, is Henry's father; Greg and Tamara's kidnapping of Henry; and the fate of Neal after falling through a portal - mortally wounded - and ending up in the Enchanted Forest in the hands of Mulan, Aurora and Prince Phillip. The backstories and secrets of some of your favorite characters will also be revealed, and the special will offer a glimpse into what's upcoming for Season 3 - the trek to Neverland to save Henry.

Nothing is more important than family, and these characters' bonds are as strong as the line between good and evil is blurry. Mary Margaret and Emma - mother and daughter reunited -- were sucked into a portal that transported them to what was left of Fairy Tale Land. It was there that they met Mulan and Aurora, who helped them evade Cora and Hook and enabled them to travel back to Storybrooke, reuniting them with Emma's father, David, and her son, Henry. But Cora and Hook found another portal into town, where Cora set about reuniting with her own daughter, Regina. Cora then attempted to find Mr. Gold's dagger in a play to take him down and become the Dark One herself. Hook had aspired to kill Mr. Gold, as well, not for power but for revenge. And Mr. Gold set out to find his son, Bae, which he did, in New York, with the aid of Emma and Henry. Much to everyone's surprise, Bae turned out to be Emma's former love, Neal, and Henry's father. Back in Storybrooke, Mary Margaret did something completely against her nature - she used dark magic to kill Cora - causing her own heart to darken. And Greg Mendell -- who saw magic in the town as a boy and believes Regina knows where he can find his father - along with his partner, Tamara, planned to eradicate magic completely from our world using a trigger that Regina had planted within her curse. During the struggle to save Storybrooke, Neal was shot by Tamara and fell through a portal to the Enchanted Forest, barely alive, where he was found by Aurora, Mulan and Prince Phillip. Although their plan was foiled, Greg and Tamara kidnapped Henry and brought him through a portal to their "Home Office," believing that they might still be able to use him to destroy magic in all worlds. With the aid of Hook and his ship, Emma, Mary Margaret, David, Mr. Gold and Regina used the last magic bean to follow Henry, Greg and Tamara... to Neverland.

First order of business in Season 3: save Henry. But Neverland is a much darker place than you remember, and in order for our heroes to accomplish their mission they will have to face a foe more powerful than the Dark One himself. What does Peter Pan want with Henry? Can our heroes put aside their differences and work together? Will Aurora, Mulan and Prince Phillip be able to nurse Neal back to health and reunite him with his family? New fairytale characters will be revealed and old acquaintances will be revisited. So think of a wonderful thought... because our Neverland's going to be a fever dream that just won't break.

"Once Upon a Time" stars Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White/Mary Margaret, Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan, Lana Parrilla as the Evil Queen/Regina, Josh Dallas as Prince Charming/David, Emilie de Ravin as Belle, Colin O'Donoghue as Hook, Michael Raymond-James as Baelfire/Neal Cassidy, Jared S. Gilmore as Henry Mills and Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold.

"Once Upon a Time" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz are creators and executive producers. Steve Pearlman is also executive producer. The show is from ABC Studios. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate.

For more information on "Once Upon a Time," visit ABC.com/Once

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ONCE UPON A TIME (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
10/23/11 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (spring 2014)
TIME SLOT:
sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
3 (22 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, May 2013) Master storytellers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz ("Lost," "Tron: Legacy") invite everyone to Storybrooke, Maine, a small town that probably won't show up on one's GPS. To ensure that no one in fairytale land - especially Snow White - had anymore "happily ever afters," Evil Queen Regina cast a curse which trapped the fairytale characters, frozen in time, and brought them into our modern world. Although still alive, they had no knowledge of their former selves and were sleepwalking through life - ageless -- for 28 years, until their savior arrived in the form of Emma Swan. Unbeknownst to Emma, she was the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming who whisked her out of fairytale land and into our world as an infant to save her from the curse. Abandoned as a baby, Emma's life was anything but magical. When her 10-year-old son, Henry, whom she gave up for adoption years ago, appeared on her doorstep with a book of fairytales and told her a crazy story about how she's the prodigy of fairytale characters who are all trapped in a town called Storybrooke, she thought he was nuts. But curiosity got the better of Emma, and she brought Henry back to the town and soon found out that Storybrooke was more than it seemed. Regina, ever the control freak, had placed herself as Mayor of the town and was Henry's adoptive mother. Over time Emma began to see through the cracks of the curse, believed that the stories were true and was finally able to break it. Reality and myth merged as the fairytale characters began awakening once the curse was lifted and remembered who they were. But to their dismay, they weren't transported back to fairytale land. To make matters worse, Rumplestiltskin - aka Mr. Gold - decided to gain the upper hand in his power struggle with Regina and introduced magic into the town. But this is our world, and magic has a tendency to have unfathomable implications. "Once Upon a Time" stars Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White/Mary Margaret, Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan, Lana Parrilla as Evil Queen/Regina, Josh Dallas as Prince Charming/David, Emilie de Ravin as Belle, Colin O'Donoghue as Hook, Jared S. Gilmore as Henry Mills and Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold. Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz are creators and executive producers. Steve Pearlman is also executive producer. The show is from ABC Studios.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Colin O'Donoghue as Hook
· Emilie de Ravin as Belle
· Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White/Mary Margaret Blanchard
· Jared S. Gilmore as Henry Mills
· Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan
· Josh Dallas as Prince Charming/David
· Lana Parrilla as Evil Queen/Regina
· Michael Raymond-James as Baelfire/Neal Cassidy
· Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Jamie Dornan as Sheriff Graham
· Meghan Ory as Red Riding Hood/Ruby
· Raphael Sbarge as Jiminy Cricket/Archie
CREW INFORMATION:
· Adam Horowitz as CRTR/EP
· Edward Kitsis as CRTR/EP
· Mark Mylod as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Steven Pearlman as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC Studios