*ABC on Thursday added yet another Shonda Rhimes product to its roster.
“How to Get Away With Murder,” described as a sexy and suspense-driven legal thriller, stars Viola Davis as a brilliant and mysterious criminal defense professor who becomes entangled in a murder plot.
Brilliant professor Annalise Keating (Davis) gets entangled with four law students from her eponymous class, who are attempting to cover up a murder. Little do they know that they will have to apply what they learned in her class to real life.
According to Deadline.com, it’s rated as one of the most buzzed-about dramas this season.
The series pickup gives the “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal” producer three shows on the air for the second time following the end of “Private Practice.”
Also, the series becomes the latest African-American-led show to join the broadcast networks’ schedules this season. Dramas starring Octavia Spencer (Fox’s “Red Band Society”), Taraji P. Henson (Fox’s “Empire”) and Alfre Woodard (NBC’s “State of Affairs”) were picked up to series this week.
The network also added a drama from “12 Years a Slave’s” John Ridley and Anthony Anderson comedy “Black-ish” to series. They’re joined by alien drama “The Whispers” — previously known as “The Visitors”; sci-fi hourlong “Forever” and Marvel’s “Captain America” spinoff “Agent Carter.”
On the comedy side, the network added Jeff Lowell’s entry, which is now known as “Manhattan Love Story,” high-concept musical fairy tale “Galavant” as well as Emily Kapnek’s “Selfie.”