ABC has announced premiere dates for mid-season dramas American Crime (pictured above) and Secrets and Lies – and setting the date for the first season finale of its newest Shonda Rimes produced hit, How To Get Away With Murder.
The 10 episode drama series Secrets and Lies premieres Sunday, March 1 (9/8C) with a two-hour premiere, and 11 episode American Crime premieres Thursday, March 5 (10/9C).
How To Get Away With Murder has its two-hour season finale on Thursday, February 26 (9/8C). For further details, follow the jump.
Two of the best-received shows of the fall 2014-15 season have received full season orders from ABC: black-ish, a comedy about an African-American family where the father (Anthony Andrews) is afraid his kids have lost sight of their cultural heritage, and How To Get Away With Murder, a twisty, suspenseful series concerning a university professor (Viola Davis) who selects a select few students to work with her law firm – and a murder seen in flash-forwards, that finds those students trying to cover it up.
Viola Davis provides a master class in manipulation and you just don’t know who she really is other than brilliant. How to Get Away with Murder has a strong ensemble cast which drives this show through its twists and turns of a crazy ride which I am excited to experience.
Although I’m at the Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) until Sunday, I did have a chance to see the premiere of How To Get Away With Murder and was very impressed. My mini-review appears after the jump.
ABC has unveiled its schedule for the fall 2014-15 season. There are six new shows on the schedule – Forever, black-ish, How to Get Away With Murder, Selfie, Manhattan Love Story and Cristela – with Forever getting a two-night premiere in the form of a ‘special sneak preview’ on Monday, September 22nd and then debuting in its regular timeslot on Tuesday, September 23rd, following the returning Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The Shonda Rimes series How to Get Away With Murder (above) premieres as the closing hour Shondaland Night follwoing the return of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal on Thursday, September 25th.
In a bold move, the network has new comedies in the first hour of primetime on Tuesdays, with Selfie and Manhattan Love Story premiering on September 30th. The other two new half-hour comedies – black-ish and Cristela, debut on Wednesday, September 24th and Friday, October 10th respectively. The complete schedule for ABC’s fall lineup follows the jump.