ABC Renews ‘Black-ish’, ‘How to Get Away With Murder’ & ‘Scandal’!

Scanda's Kerry Washington, Black-ish's Anthony Anderson, How To Get Away With Murder's Viola Davis

Scanda’s Kerry Washington, Black-ish’s Anthony Anderson, How To Get Away With Murder’s Viola Davis

Thanks to competitive ratings, some of your favorite shows that star people of color are returning for another season. ABC has renewed Black-ish, How to Get Away With Murder, Scandal for the 2016-17 broadcast season.

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Black-ish is a sitcom starring Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross that debuted on ABC. It centers on an upper-middle-class African-American family.

Tracee Ellis Ross

Tracee Ellis Ross

The series premiered in 2014 and was created by Kenya Barris.

Viola Davis

Viola Davis

How to Get Away with Murder is an American drama television series created by Peter Nowalk, produced by Shonda Rhimes and distributed by ABC Studios. The series airs on ABC as part of a night of programming all under Rhimes’s Shondaland production company.

How to Get Away With Murder's Alfred Enoch, Viola Davis, Aja Naomi King

How to Get Away With Murder’s Alfred Enoch, Viola Davis, Aja Naomi King

Viola Davis stars as a law professor at a prestigious Philadelphia university who, with five of her students, becomes entwined in a murder plot. The show features an ensemble cast with Davis as Annalise Keating, Alfred Enoch, Jack Falahee, Aja Naomi King, Matt McGorry and Karla Souza as her students, Charlie Weber and Liza Weil as her assistants, Katie Findlay as her former client, and Billy Brown as a police detective and Annalise’s lover.

Judy, Oprah, Kerry, Shonda Circa 2012

Judy Smith, Oprah, Kerry, Shonda Rhimes Circa 2012

Scandal is an American political thriller television series starring Kerry Washington. Created by Shonda Rhimes, it debuted in 2012. Kerry Washington’s character, Olivia Pope, is partially based on former George H.W. Bush administration press aide Judy Smith, who serves as a co-executive producer.

Scandal Cast

Scandal Cast

In addition to Kerry Washington, the show features Guillermo Diaz and Katie Lowes as assistants at O.P.A., Tony Goldwyn as the President, Bellamy Young as the ex-First Lady and senator, Jeff Perry as the White House Chief of Staff, Darby Stanchfield as the Press Secretary, Joshua Malina as the Attorney General, Scott Foley as the Director of the NSA, Portia de Rossi as the Vice President’s Chief of Staff, Cornelius Smith Jr. as a civil rights activist and associate at O.P.A. and Joe Morton as Olivia’s father and the head of a spy agency.

The following shows will also return for additional seasons — America’s Funniest Home Videos, The Bachelor, Dancing With the Stars, Fresh Off the Boat, The Goldbergs, Grey’s Anatomy, Agents of SHIELD, The Middle, Modern Family, Once Upon a Time, Scandal, Shark Tank and Quantico.

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Authored by: Kellie Williams