ABC Orders Full Seasons of ‘How To Get Away With Murder’ & ‘black-ish’Due to both amazing critical and viewership success, new shows How to Get Away with Murder and black-ish have been picked up for full-season orders by ABC.
How to Get Away with Murder, which stars Viola Davis as a criminal law professor, has become the #1 debuting series of the Fall 2014 TV lineup.
Created by Peter Nowalk and executive produced by Shonda Rhimes, the series pulled in 14.3 million viewers and a 3.8 rating among adults 18-49 on its premiere night, and over 20 million with DVR. The season will have 15 total episodes.
The show also stars Billy Brown, Jack Falahee, Aja Naomi King and Alfred Enoch.
black-ish, which was created by Kenya Barris and executive produced by Anthony Anderson, Larry Wilmore and Laurence Fishburne, debuted strongly with 10.8 million viewers and a 3.3 rating.
The series had the highest-ever retention of Modern Family viewers for a regular comedy debut in the post-Family slot.
Starring Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross and Laurence Fishburne, the season will feature 22 episodes.
Jonathan Groff will take over as showrunner, replacing Wilmore who worked on the original 13-episode order but will depart to focus on his upcoming Comedy Central show.
Tune into black-ish on Wednesdays at 9:30/8:30c and How To Get Away With Murder on Thursdays at 10:00/9:00c after Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal on ABC.