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PREVIEW: ABC Sunday Night Soaps ONCE UPON A TIME, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES & GCB

GCB premieres as part of ABC's Sunday night lineup of soaps on Sunday, March 4.

ONCE UPON A TIME kicks off the night at 8 p.m. ET/PT with "Dreamy."

Unlikely allies Mary Margaret and Leroy team together for a good cause to help the Storybrooke nuns sell their candles during the town's Miner's Day festival. But Leroy makes a promise to a nun, Astrid, that he may not be able to keep; and Emma looks into the mysterious disappearance of David's wife, Kathryn.

Meanwhile, in the fairytale land that was, Grumpy finds forbidden love with beautiful but clumsy fairy Nova.

Watch a sneak peak video from the episode below:



ONCE UPON A TIME stars Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White/Mary Margaret, Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan, Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold, Lana Parrilla as Evil Queen/Regina, Jared Gilmore as Henry Mills, Josh Dallas as Prince Charming/John Doe and Raphael Sbarge as Jiminy Cricket/Archie Hopper.

Guest starring are Lee Arenberg as Leroy/Grumpy/Dreamy, Meghan Ory as Ruby/Red Riding Hood, Giancarlo Esposito as Sidney/Magic Mirror, Keegan Connor Tracy as Mother Superior/Blue Fairy, Amy Acker as Astrid/Nova, Emilie de Ravin as Belle, Beverley Elliott as Granny, Geoff Gustafson as Stealthy, David-Paul Grove as Doc, Gabe Khouth as Mr. Clark/Sneezy, Faustino Di Bauda as Sleepy, Jeffrey Kaiser as Dopey, Michael Coleman as Happy, Mig Macario as Bashful, Ken Kramer as Bossy, Richard Ian Cox as Watchy, Michael Rinaldi as helper dwarf, Paul Chevreau as skinny man and Elizabeth McCarthy as rotund wife.

"Dreamy" was written by Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz and directed by David Solomon.

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES follows at 9 p.m. ET with "She Needs Me."

Susan tells Porter that she'll set up a nursery and watch over his and Julie's baby after Lynette firmly tells her son that she will not help raise her future granddaughter.

Orson convinces Bree to go away with him to the Maine countryside - perhaps never returning to Wisteria Lane.

Karen pleads with Gaby not to tell Roy about her condition.

Good deeds never go unpunished when, after paying off Ben's loan shark, the thug sets his eyes on destroying Renee's life.



DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES stars Teri Hatcher as Susan Mayer, Felicity Huffman as Lynette Scavo, Marcia Cross as Bree Hodge, Eva Longoria as Gabrielle Solis, Vanessa Williams as Renee Perry, Ricardo Antonio Chavira as Carlos Solis, Doug Savant as Tom Scavo, Jonathan Cake as Det. Chuck Vance, Charles Mesure as Ben Faulkner and Madison de la Garza as Juanita Solis, with Brenda Strong as Mary Alice Young and James Denton as Mike Delfino.

Guest starring are Kathryn Joosten as Mrs. McCluskey, Joshua Logan Moore as Parker Scavo, Darcy Rose Byrnes as Penny Scavo, Kyle MacLachlan as Orson Hodge, Charlie Carver as Porter Scavo, Orson Bean as Roy Bender and Sal Landi as Donny.

"She Needs Me" was written by Jason Ganzel and directed by Randy Zisk.

ABC's newest soap, GCB, finishes the night with its pilot episode.

In the premiere episode, "Pilot," Amanda Vaughn (Leslie Bibb), once the ultimate high school "mean girl," is forced to return home in disgrace after her marriage ends in scandal. Reluctant but desperate, Amanda has no choice but to turn to her mother, Gigi (Annie Potts), for help. Gigi, the quintessential proper Dallas socialite, wants nothing more than to have Amanda back and to give Amanda's two teenage kids a good southern upbringing. The problem is that Amanda is nothing like the girl she was 20 years ago and is hesitant about re-entering this world of opulence, status and salacious rumor mills. She is hopeful for a new start, but soon finds it's not that easy to escape your past in this tight knit community, and the women of Dallas are none too happy to see her back in town. Carlene Cockburn (Kristin Chenoweth), once the ugly duckling, was tortured by Amanda in high school but has made quite the "assisted" transformation since. Now she has a picture-perfect, lavish life with a gorgeous husband, yet she still can't seem to let go of old grudges. Then there's Cricket Caruth-Reilly (Miriam Shor) whose boyfriend Amanda stole and later married. Cricket is now a tough-as-nails, successful businesswoman with a perfect marriage - at least so it appears from the outside. Sharon Peacham (Jennifer Aspen), the fallen beauty queen whose chance at the Miss Teen Dallas crown was snatched away by a malicious rumor Amanda started, hasn't really been the same since. Finally, there's Heather Cruz (Marisol Nichols), a bit of an outsider back in high school who has now become fully inducted into this twisted little social clique of affluent, sugary, God-fearing, steely women whose bark is as bad as their bite. You know what they say about payback, Amanda, it's a...



GCB stars Leslie Bibb (Iron Man) as Amanda Vaughn, Kristin Chenoweth (PUSHING DAISIES) as Carlene Cockburn, Annie Potts (DESIGNING WOMEN) as Gigi Stopper, Jennifer Aspen (RODNEY) as Sharon Peacham, Miriam Shor (SWINGTOWN) as Cricket Caruth-Reilly, Marisol Nichols ("24") as Heather Cruz, Mark Deklin (LONE STAR) as Blake Reilly, David James Elliott ("JAG") as Ripp Cockburn and Brad Beyer (JERICHO) as Zack Peacham.

Guest starring in "Pilot" are Lauran Irion as Laura Vaughn, Colton Shires as Will Vaughn, Jenni Baird as Mikki and Greg Vaughn as Bill.

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