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Fairy tales (sort of) meet 'Lost' in 'Once Upon a Time'

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Fairy tales are merging with the modern world in ABC’s new fall series “Once Upon a Time,” but they’ll also have a few run-ins with the dearly departed “Lost.”

“Once” creators Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz also executive produced on the show about the mysterious island, and they can’t help but to pay homage to it.

 “(‘Lost’ creator Damon Lindelof) has been a godfather to us,” said Kitsis. “His name is not on (‘Once Upon a Time’), but his DNA is in it, helping us kind of realize our vision of the show.” (Kitsis also pointed out that there are at least three visual references to “Lost” in the “Once” pilot.)

Like “Lost,” there are worlds that overlap in “Once.” In the land of fairy tales, Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin) becomes a mother, but to protect her baby daughter from the Evil Queen (Lana Parrilla), she sends the child away to the world we know. But little Emma (Jennifer Snow), who doesn’t know her origins, grows up and finds her way to Storybrooke, a town where time has stood still for 28 years for all the fairy tale characters who reside there, where true identities forgotten.

"Once Upon a Time" premieres Oct. 23 at 8 p.m.

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