‘Once Upon a Time in Wonderland’ Cancelled by ABC

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Curiouser and curiouser.

ABC has cancelled Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, TV Line confirms. Here’s the catch: Wonderland was always meant to be a close-ended, 13-episode event series and all episodes will air, so in the traditional sense it isn’t cancelled so much as it will reach a natural end.

What is happening here is another case of the networks confusing event series with ongoing series. ABC had perhaps hoped to continue to explore other characters in Wonderland, but due to the ratings they won’t be doing that now, but worry not, fans, because Wonderland as we know it will have an actual end. Additionally, ABC has not ruled out exploring more lands in the future, although no projects have been announced.

What do you think of ABC’s formal “cancellation” of Wonderland? Were you expecting the series to continue on?

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland‘s series finale airs Thursday, April 3rd at 8/7c on ABC.