Saturday, January 14, 2012


ABC's Sunday night soaps air all new episodes on Sunday, January 15 as The Year of the Soap continues.

ONCE UPON A TIME starts the night off with "True North" at 8 p.m., ET.

Feeling their pain from having lived through the same experience, Emma desperately tries to help two homeless children find their birth father before they’re separated and put into the foster care system. Meanwhile, back in the fairytale world that was, the Evil Queen coerces Hansel and Gretel into stealing an important artifact from a blind witch (Emma Caulfield, Indie Soap Award nominee from BANDWAGON).

Watch a sneak peek 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 Eion Bailey as stranger, Quinn Lord as Josef/Hansel, Karley Scott Collins as Ava/Gretel, Nicholas Lea as Michael Tillman/woodcutter, Emma Caulfield as blind witch, Gabe Khouth as Mr. Clark/Sneezy, David Bloom as Mr. “K” Krzyszkowski and Osmond Lloyd Bramble as queen’s guard.

”True North” was written by David H. Goodman & Liz Tigelaar and directed by Dean White.

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES follows at 9 p.m. ET with "Who Can Say What’s True?"

With Carlos still in rehab, Gaby asks for Lynette’s help in wooing a high-stakes company to sign with her husband’s firm.

Renee talks Bree into getting out of the house and having some fun at a pickup bar.

In an attempt to ease her guilt, Susan pays a covert visit to Alejandro’s family to see how they’ve been holding up since he went missing; and Mike discovers some inconsistencies with Ben’s real estate project.

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 Joshua Logan Moore as Parker Scavo, Darcy Rose Byrnes as Penny Scavo, Daniella Baltodano as Celia Solis, Daniela Bobadilla as Marisa Sanchez, Justina Machado as Claudia Sanchez, Rick Peters as Bradley, Edie McClurg as Connie, Jacqueline McKenzie as Alexandria, Jayne Entwistle as Marilyn, Jeff Denton as man, Patrick Faucette as construction driver, Sal Landi as loan shark, Wolf Muser as Mr. Jacobs, Emrhys Cooper as Richard, Jeff L. Williams as construction guy and Jonathan Strait as husband.

”Who Can Say What’s True?” was written by Brian Tanen and directed by Larry Shaw.

ABC's retro Sunday night soap, PAN AM, finishes the night at 10:01 p.m. ET with "Diplomatic Relations."

Dean is tapped to fly the first-ever commercial flight to Moscow, but the day of departure, a blowhard veteran pilot, Broyles, takes the controls and makes Dean co-pilot.

While in Russia, Kate tries to pull off an important mission, but when Laura and another Pan Am stewardess are mistaken for spies, Kate tries to expedite their release with the help of an unlikely ally.

Back at home, Congressman Rawlings and his staff work to track down whoever anonymously wrote the negative new story about him, and Maggie agrees to be his date at a fund-raiser. Can she keep her temper dealing with so many conservative political supporters and retain her cover as the article’s author?

Ted’s relationship with Amanda gets serious, but Maggie learns something about her that may hinder this whirlwind romance.

PAN AM stars Christina Ricci as Maggie, Margot Robbie as Laura, Michael Mosley as Ted, Mike Vogel as Dean, Karine Vanasse as Colette and Kelli Garner as Kate.

Guest starring are Ashley Greene as Amanda Mason, Darren Pettie as George Broyles, Chris Beetem as Jack Rawlings, Lisa Bostnar as Olga, Jeremy Davidson as Richard, Eugene Dmitriv as KGB minder, Colin Donnell as Mike Ruskin, Ashley Greene as Amanda Mason, Daniel Oreskes as Yuri, Sofia Sokolov as Anastasia, Jakon Von Eichel as Ivan Kabakov and Annabelle Wallis as Bridget.

The story of “Diplomatic Relations” is by Todd Ellis Kessler and teleplay is by Jeffrey Lieber & Craig Shapiro. David Petrarca directed.

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