As of mid-October 2015, the ABC network has not made a decision regarding renewal of its series "Once Upon a Time" for another year. The program is currently in the midst of a 22-episode fifth season order, and the possibility of a sixth season has yet to be determined.
Ratings figures offer the best indicator of a program's potential future, states television tracking site TV Series Finale. So far, audience numbers indicate a week-to-week trend of steep viewer drop-off that's less than encouraging. The show has repeatedly bounced back in previous seasons and narrowly avoided cancellation, but renewal at this time remains indeterminate.