Winter TV Preview: Once Upon A Time

Once Upon a Time, ABC
Returns Sunday, January 6 at 8/7c

It came as no surprise when Lana Parrilla was named Favorite Villain in TV Guide‘s Fan Favorites Awards last April. The 35-year-old half-Puerto Rican American actress is nothing short of brilliant as The Evil Queen/Regina Mills on ABC’s fairy tale drama Once Upon a Time. And in the second half of the instahit series’ second season, expect increased mama drama between Parrilla’s character and her wicked mother, Cora/The Queen of Hearts. The woman she thought she’d gotten rid of via a magic mirror resurfaced this season and she’s managed to escape fairy tale land to undoubtedly wreak havoc on her daughter’s life in Storybrooke in the second half of the season.

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Miranda Noland is the Senior Photo Editor for She handles all the photo needs for the site and occasionally writes a thing or two. Growing up in a small town in Missouri, she collected (and hoarded) magazines and dreamed of working at one someday. She studied art and design at Drury University and moved to New York City after graduating. She loves being an aunt to her two nephews and has recently moved to be closer to them. She's a pop culture junkie who watches way too much television, and she still hoards magazines.