ABC Adds Six New Shows To Fall Lineup
It's official: Thursday night is Shonda night!
ABC announced its new fall schedule Tuesday, and the most notable change is that "Grey's Anatomy" and "Scandal" will both be seen an hour earlier to make way for another show from producer Shonda Rhimes entitled "How to Get Away with Murder".
The show stars Viola Davis as a criminal law professor described as "brilliant, charismatic and seductive" who gets involved with four aspiring lawyers in her class and helps them apply what they've learned in the classroom to real life.
It's another example of how ABC Entertainment Group president Paul Lee is stressing diversity in his new schedule. "This season we set out to develop passion projects from world-class storytellers and showcase the faces and voices of America," said Lee. "Both plans unleashed a wave of creativity and we're extremely excited about the new slate."
Other new fall shows include the family comedies "Black-ish", starring Anthony Anderson and Laurence Fishburne, and "Cristela", starring writer and stand-up comic Cristela Alonzo.
The lineup is as follows:
7 PM Dancing with the Stars
9 PM Castle
7 PM The Middle
7:30 PM The Goldbergs
8:00 PM Modern Family
8:30 PM BLACK-ISH
9:00 PM Nashville
7 PM Last Man Standing
7:30 PM CRISTELA
8 PM Shark Tank
9 PM 20/20
7 PM Saturday Night Football
6 PM America’s Funniest Home Videos
7 PM Once Upon a Time
8 PM Resurrection/AMERICAN CRIME
9 PM Revenge