After recent bad ratings news for Once Upon a Time Season 2, fans have been desperate to hear something official about Season 3. However, so far there hasn't been a peep from ABC. When can fans expect to hear about the show's fate?

Generally, networks announce their renewals in May. For instance, last year Once Upon a Time was renewed for Season 2 on May 10. Showrunner Adam Horowitz mentioned the same thing on Twitter recently. When a fan asked him when we'll find out about Season 3, he replied, "ABC usually officially announces their schedule in mid May."

Of course, as we've mentioned before, Once Upon a Time Season 3 is looking like a pretty sure thing. Although the ratings are slipping it's still a strong show for ABC, and the network is even considering a spin-off which, if picked up, would run during OUAT's winter hiatus.

So, as we've said before: Relax. There's no reason to expect to hear about a renewal before May, so the fact that we haven't isn't bad news.

Read more OUAT spoilers here.

Catch the next episode of Once Upon a Time on Sunday, April 21 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Source: @AdamHorowitzLA

Rebecca Martin is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @BeccaDMartin.