ABC Adds 12 New Shows, Including Viola Davis Drama

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

NEW YORK (AP) - ABC says it is adding a dozen new series to its schedule next season, including its third drama from producer Shonda Rhimes.

Viola Davis will star in the new series from Rhimes, a legal thriller titled "How to Get Away With Murder."

Rhimes produces "Scandal" and "Grey's Anatomy," which will be returning to the ABC schedule.

Also coming to ABC next season is "American Crime," starring Felicity Huffman and written and produced by John Ridley, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of "12 Years a Slave."

Other new ABC shows will include the comedies "Black-ish," starring Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross, and "Fresh Off the Boat," about an immigrant Chinese family pursuing the American dream.

ABC and other broadcast networks are presenting their 2014-15 schedules to advertisers in New York this week.


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