ABC has announced that Once Upon a Time will close its book with the 7th season being the final chapter.
It looks as if this will be the final season in a recent article announcing the final season of Once Upon a Time. Once Upon a Time went from being the No. 1 new drama in the coveted 18-49 demographic, averaging 11.8 million total viewers and a 4.1 in the demo to dropping down to an average of 4.5 million and a 1.5 in the demo in season 6. A big part of the loss is due to a major change in the casting as Jennifer Morrison, Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas left the cast. Here is the official statement from Kitsis and Horowitz:
“Seven years ago, we set out to create a show about hope, where even in the darkest of times, a happy ending would always be possible. But we never imagined the happy ending that was actually in store for all of us – years and years of adventure, romance, magic and hope. We’re so grateful to our brilliant collaborators – the cast, crew, and writers – as well as our partners at the studio and network for making this journey possible. But most of all, we want to thank the fans. Their fierce loyalty and devotion was the real magic behind Once Upon a Time. We hope they join us for these last few hours as we journey to the Enchanted Forest for one more adventure.”