Once Upon a Time season 7 will be moving to Friday nights, as opposed to their regular Sunday time slot. Will this move help or hurt the fairytale drama?
Once Upon a Time is going through a massive change for season 7. With six regulars leaving, the show is opening up to two new characters, adult Henry and his daughter Lucy. As well as focusing on the three returning cast members, Lana Parrilla, Robert Carlyle and Colin O’donoghue.
In addition to the cast shake up, the ABC hit is leaving the Disney hour and moving to Friday nights, as confirmed by showrunner Adam Horowitz.
This move seems like a death wish by ABC. Friday nights are historically known as the death hour. Shows that move to Fridays are subsequently canceled from lack of ratings. Fridays are generally not TV watching days for the majority of folks. Will this move hurt the already vulnerable series?
As news broke last week of the casts dismissals and departures, fans were in upheaval. Certain characters had become fan favorites and the thought of the show continuing without them seemed unfathomable. Will this new time slot affect others? What is the reasoning behind this move? Was the pitch they sold for season 7 not strong enough for a Sunday night, Disney hour run? Whatever the reason, ABC has decided to test the shows fate in the worst hour possible. Either they are incredibly optimistic about the show or think it’s going to tank. Regardless, good luck Once Upon a Time. May the odds,ever, be in your favor.
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