If you needed any more evidence of Shonda Rhimes’ power in the entertainment industry, just turn on your television on Thursdays this fall, where she’ll own a three-hour block of shows on ABC. Here’s more:
After three stellar seasons at 10 p.m., Scandal is moving to an hour earlier in an effort to launch the new Rhimes drama How to Get Away With Murder [starring Viola Davis]. That means that veteran Grey’s Anatomy, still one of ABC’s most dependable series after 10 seasons, is moving to the troubled 8 p.m. slot. ABC has not been able to launch a show there since the heyday of Ugly Betty.
Rhimes just inked a new four-year deal with ABC Studios. Watch the trailer for “How to Get Away With Murder:”