Once Upon a Time

Genres: Drama, Fantasy
Broadcast on: M-Net, M-Net Series, M-Net Series Showcase, Vuzu, StarTimes One, Vuzu Amp, M-Net City, M-Net Family



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Broadcaster information
International channels
ABC : 23 Oct 2011 - 18 May 2018

South African channels

M-Net Series : 25 Feb 2012 - 21 Jul 2012
M-Net Series Showcase : 11 Jul 2013 - 26 Sep 2014
StarTimes One : 02 Jun 2014 - 18 Feb 2015
Vuzu : 02 Feb 2015 - 02 Dec 2017
M-Net Family : 15 Sep 2016 - 01 Dec 2016
Vuzu Amp : 11 Mar 2017 - 05 Aug 2017
M-Net : 12 Jan 2018 - 08 Jun 2018
M-Net City : 15 Jul 2018 - 12 Aug 2018

About the Show

Once Upon a Time is an American fantasy drama television series created by Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz and set in the small town of Storybrooke, Maine, which is populated by characters from fairy tales who have been exiled to the real world due to a curse cast by the Evil Queen as part of a revenge plot against Snow White and Prince Charming.

Because of the curse, most of the inhabitants of Storybrooke have no memory of their true identities and have been stuck timelessly in Storybrooke for years.

Emma Swan's life has been anything but a fairytale. A 28-year-old bail bondsperson, she's been taking care of herself since she was abandoned as a baby.

But when Henry — the son she gave up 10 years ago — finds her, everything changes.

Henry is desperate for his mom's help and thinks that Emma is actually the long, lost daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming. Yes, the actual Snow White and Prince Charming.

Even stranger, Henry believes that Storybrooke, the sleepy New England town he calls home, is really part of a curse cast by the Evil Queen, freezing fairytale characters in the modern world with no memory of their former selves.

Of course the seen-it-all Emma doesn't believe a word, but when she gets to Storybrooke, she can't help sensing that everything's not quite what it seems.

As Henry shows Emma around with the help of his fairytale book, the town, and its inhabitants like Henry's therapist Archie Hopper and the enigmatic Mr. Gold, seem just strange enough to set off her already suspicious nature.

She becomes even more concerned for Henry when she meets his adopted mother, Regina, who he suspects is none other than the Evil Queen herself!

Storybrooke is a place where magic has been forgotten — but is still powerfully close — and happily ever after seems just out of reach.

In order to understand where the fairytale world's former inhabitants came from, and what ultimately led to the Evil Queen's wrath, you'll need a glimpse into their previous lives. But it might just turn everything you've ever believed about these characters upside-down.

Meanwhile, the epic battle for the future of all worlds, modern and fairytale alike, is about to begin. For good to win, Emma will have to accept her destiny and fight like hell.

Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, two master storytellers behind Lost and Tron: Legacy, invite everyone to brace themselves for a modern fairytale with thrilling twists and hints of darkness, brimming with wonder and filled with the magic of our most beloved stories.


Mary Margaret Blanchard

Emma Swan

Regina Mills

David Nolan

Henry Mills

Archie Hopper

Sheriff Graham

Mr. Gold

August W. Booth


Red Riding Hood / Ruby Lucas

Neal Cassady

Wicked Witch/Zelena

Robin Hood

New on TV today: Monday 24 September

24 Sep 2018 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
There are 12 new shows and seasons starting tonight, on channels including Nat Geo Wild, The Home Channel and Da Vinci Learning.

New on TV today: Sunday 15 July

15 Jul 2018 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
The Hills star Kristin Cavallari does E!, a gospel quiz show starts on SABC2 and M-Net City has the final season of Once Upon a Time.

New season: Once Upon a Time 7

12 Jan 2018 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: Today's TV Highlights
CHANNEL: M-Net | Henry leaves Storybrooke in search of his own story. Years later in another realm, he meets a troubled Cinderella.

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