Once Upon a Time Season 3: How Long Will the Winter Hiatus Be?
One of the biggest complaints about Once Upon a Time Season 2 was the many annoying, brief hiatuses scattered randomly throughout the season. Rumor has it ABC is looking to fix that problem in Season 3— but that means we're in for a very long winter hiatus.
The idea is that the season will run in two relatively uninterrupted chunks in the fall and in the spring. But since it's still only 22 episodes a season, that means there is going to be a big wait in between.
How big? According to showrunner Adam Horowitz, this change, if it happens, could mean an 11-week break, which is a long time to go without any OUAT magic in our lives. But, as Adam points about, that would mean "no reruns” or “hiatuses in spring." He added that there will hopefully be an official announcement about the scheduling soon.