Shonda Rhimes Will Own ABC on Thursday Nights

By Jamilah King May 14, 2014

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:"