The 26-year-old actor, who you might recognize from Jessie (he charmed Debby Ryan in Rome), will play the street rat turned prince on the fantasy program, along with Oded Fehr as Jafar. We hope this means that Jasmine is on her way, too!
The upcoming season is “not going to be ‘Hyde comes to town, we fight with him for 10 episodes, and then the winter finale he dies, we move on.’ We kind of changed around what we’re doing this year… going back to that season 1 mentality, with small town stories and smaller arcs. We’re planning a 22 episode story, as oppose to just kind of breaking it up into 2 parts,” creator/EP Edward Kitsis shared at ATX earlier in the year.
The network just announced the season renewal along with new seasons of America’s Funniest Home Videos, The Bachelor, black-ish, Fresh Off the Boat, The Goldbergs, Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away With Murder, Agents of SHIELD, The Middle, Modern Family, Once Upon a Time, Scandal, Shark Tank and Quantico.
Still yet to be renewed are Agent Carter, American Crime, Castle, Nashville, Galavant and Last Man Standing.
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In the first hour, “Birth”, tensions in Camelot come to a head when Merlin, now under Arthur’s control, delivers an ultimatum to Emma: hand over the Dark One dagger and the Promethean spark or he will kill her entire family.
In the second, “The Bear King”, Zelena and Arthur journey to DunBroch on a mission to retrieve an enchanted relic that will provide the advantage they need to vanquish Emma and our heroes. Their path will cross with Merida’s, who is on a journey of her own to pay a debt that her father, King Fergus, owed to the Witch when he died.
Merida enlists the help of two friends, Mulan and Ruby, but, in order to satisfy the Witch and save DunBroch, she first must discover the identity of the knight who killed her father. In flashbacks, Merida learns about bravery and honor as she trains for combat and rides alongside Fergus into the infamous battle that claims his life.
“Birth” and “The Bear King” airs TONIGHT, Sunday, November 15th @ 8PM ET/PT on ABC.
In “Heroes and Villains”, In the aftermath of the Snow Queen’s (Elizabeth Mitchell) spell, our heroes try to pick up the pieces and Regina (Lana Parrilla) has to make a difficult choice. Hook’s (Colin O’Donoghue) fate hangs in the balance as Gold’s (Robert Carlyle) quest for power threatens everything he holds dear.
And, in the Enchanted Forest flashback, an intrusion during Belle’s (Emilie de Ravin) stay at Rumplestiltskin’s dark castle will wreak havoc in both the past and the future.
“Heroes and Villains” airs TONIGHT, December 14th @ 8PM ET/PT on ABC.
In “Shattered Sight”, Storybrooke is in a state of chaos with all the residents under the Snow Queen’s Spell of Shattered Sight at each other’s throats. Emma and Elsa race against the clock to free themselves of the ribbons and take down the Snow Queen (Elizabeth Mitchell) and her curse.