It’s ladies night at Shondaland (Shonda Rhimes & Betsy Beers) on Thursdays as ABC once again has given an early renewal for next season’s TGIT drama lineup featuring Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away with Murder (HTGAWM)! Of course, there will be wine toasts to the lovely Black women leading the pack!
Grey’s Anatomy, starring Ellen Pompeo and features Chandra Wilson will return for its 14th season, Scandal, headlined by Kerry Washington with its 7th and How To Get Away with Murder, with Viola Davis leading, will be back for its 4th.
ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey is thrilled with the powerful comeback and their “OMG moments” noting, “Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder continue to keep viewers on the edge of their seats and wanting more.”
The TGIT dominating block returned in January after Scandal had to sit out the fall due to Washington’s pregnancy, but ABC has held down every Thursday among Adults 18-49. Grey’s 13th season ranks as ABC’s No. 1 show among the demo and the No. 3 overall broadcast drama, and it’s midseason return was the medical drama’s most-watched telecast in 2 ½ years. Scandal opened its 6th season with its biggest audience and best 18-49 rating in a year. HTGAWM took a slip by the Notorious lead-in, but also came back with a force during its midseason return with new season highs.
Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal were both created by Rhimes who also runs the two, while HTGAWM was created and is run by Pete Nowalk. Like most of its demographic, we’re excited to enjoy the magic and wonder of Shondaland!