Shonda Rhimes continues to have the magic touch over at ABC. The network just announced it was giving a full season order to the series How to Get Away With Murder. Also announced, the network has given a full season order to its freshmen comedy series black-ish starring Anthony Anderson. The announcement was made today by Paul Lee, President, ABC Entertainment Group.
“How to Get Away with Murder” was television’s top series debut of the season and the biggest 10 p.m. drama debut in two years in Adults 18-49. “black-ish” opened as the #2 series debut and the #1 comedy debut on television by the same metric. Additionally, “black-ish” had the best-ever viewer retention out of “Modern Family” for any comedy debut.
“How to Get Away with Murder” is created and executive produced by Pete Nowalk (“Scandal,” “Grey’s Anatomy”). Shonda Rhimes (“Scandal,” “Grey’s Anatomy”), Betsy Beers (“Scandal,” “Grey’s Anatomy”) and Bill D’Elia (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “The West Wing”) also serve as executive producers. “How to Get Away with Murder” is produced by ABC Studios.
“black-ish” was created by Kenya Barris and is executive produced by Barris, Jonathan Groff, Larry Wilmore, Anthony Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Helen Sugland and E. Brian Dobbins. The series is produced by ABC Studios.