ABC just announced they have renewed their Thursday primetime lineup. Scandal has been renewed for a seventh season, Grey’s Anatomy earned its 14th season, and How to Get Away With Murder will be sticking around for a fourth season. The network’s Thursday night lineup has been a ratings winner, with each of the shows continuing to pull in enough viewers to keep ABC on top for three straight weeks.
Announcing the renewals, ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey stated, “Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder continue to keep viewers on the edge of their seats and wanting more. I’m thrilled to bring back these shows and the OMG moments that come with them.”
Season 13 of Grey’s Anatomy is ABC’s top show among adult viewers 18-49, with its season premiere episode drawing in more viewers than any episode of the series since September 2014. Scandal‘s season six premiere was its biggest in 14 months and it’s been consistently ranking first in its timeslot among adult viewers. And, How to Get Away with Murder‘s midseason return was its highest rated since February 2016.
Details on Grey’s Anatomy: (Thursdays from 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) The high-intensity medical drama follows Meredith Grey and the team of doctors at Grey Sloan Memorial who are faced with life-or-death decisions on a daily basis. They seek comfort from one another, and, at times, more than just friendship. Together they discover that neither medicine nor relationships can be defined in black and white. The series stars Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey, Justin Chambers as Alex Karev, Chandra Wilson as Miranda Bailey, James Pickens Jr. as Richard Webber, Kevin McKidd as Owen Hunt, Jessica Capshaw as Arizona Robbins, Sarah Drew as April Kepner, Jesse Williams as Jackson Avery, Camilla Luddington as Jo Wilson, Jerrika Hinton as Stephanie Edwards, Caterina Scorsone as Amelia Shepherd, Kelly McCreary as Maggie Pierce, Jason George as Ben Warren, Martin Henderson as Nathan Riggs and Giacomo Gianniotti as Andrew DeLuca.
More on Scandal: (Thursdays from 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) Everyone has secrets, and Olivia Pope has dedicated her life to protecting and defending the public images of the nation’s elite by keeping those secrets under wraps. Pope’s team is at the top of its game when it comes to getting the job done for its clients, but it becomes apparent that these “gladiators in suits,” who specialize in fixing the lives of other people, have trouble fixing those closest at hand – their own. The cast includes Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, Guillermo Diaz as Huck, Darby Stanchfield as Abby Whelan, Katie Lowes as Quinn Perkins, Tony Goldwyn as President Fitzgerald Grant, Jeff Perry as Cyrus Beene, Joshua Malina as David Rosen, Bellamy Young as First Lady Mellie Grant, Scott Foley as Jake Ballard, Portia De Rossi as Elizabeth North, Joe Morton as Rowan Pope and Cornelius Smith Jr. as Marcus Walker.
How to Get Away with Murder Plot: (Thursdays from 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET) Murder, deception, fear and guilt are the ties that bind Middleton University Professor Annalise Keating (Viola Davis) to her long-time associates Frank Delfino, Bonnie Winterbottom and her students. But as the group struggles to move on with their lives following Wes’ death, their past continues to haunt them. Relationships will be fractured, lies will spin out of control, and a shocking, new mystery will upend their entire lives. The series stars Viola Davis as Professor Annalise Keating, Billy Brown as Nate, Alfred Enoch as Wes Gibbins, Jack Falahee as Connor Walsh, Aja Naomi King as Michaela Pratt, Matt McGorry as Asher Millstone, Karla Souza as Laurel Castillo, Charlie Weber as Frank Delfino, Liza Weil as Bonnie Winterbottom and Conrad Ricamora as Oliver Hampton.