HomeTVABCShonda Rhimes and Viola Davis Teach ‘How To Get Away With Murder’ (TRAILER) Jillian Bowe May 14, 2014 14 Comments Thursday nights on ABC will be all Shonda Rhimes, all the time next fall! The Mouse House picked up Rhimes' latest soapy concoction, How To Get Away With Murder, starring Oscar nominee Viola Davis. The series will inherit the plum 10 pm EST timeslot on Thursday nights, with Grey's Anatomy and Scandal both being moved up an hour to accommodate. Murder focuses on Annalise Keating (Davis), a professor who teams up with four law students to solve a complicated crime. Watch the trailer below! 14 Responses Cornfed May 14, 2014 Not enough Viola in this trailer for my liking, i will probably pass on this one unless the reviews are great 0:) Log in to Reply LauraWrightCrazy May 14, 2014 LOL IOWAHAWKEYE – I came here to say how much I can’t wait for this one & how much I love Viola lol. I’ll keep you posted when it begins airing.. since ya know.. we like the same things & all haha Log in to Reply soapjunkie88 May 14, 2014 The new show I’m looking forward to the most. I hoped it would get picked up as soon as I heard about the project. The trailer looks really exciting and very good IMO. I can’t wait!!!! Log in to Reply SoapArmageddon May 14, 2014 I will definitely be watching this. Shonda Rhimes is the new Aaron Spelling. It’s 2014 y’all! Log in to Reply bobbyew May 14, 2014 A little Skulls, Gossip Girl and Scandal with a twist of Pretty Little Liars all in one. Looks interesting. Log in to Reply LauraWrightCrazy May 15, 2014 Amen SoapArmageddon! Log in to Reply logan_echolls May 15, 2014 I’m here for it!! But I’m kind of worried for this show. They have it at 9pm. It’s Grey’s then Scandal then this show. This show is new, they should have it in between Grey’s and Scandal that way people will leave it on ABC and not turn the channel. I can’t think of anything else that comes at 8pm I also found out why they have a lot of interracial relationships on Shondra’s shows where the man is white and the woman is Black. Turns out an exec producer for her shows is a white guy married to a Black lady. He’s gonna be on this show as Viola’s character husband. Log in to Reply liason4real May 15, 2014 I applaud Shonda for giving us shows with a diverse cast of characters and ethnic groups. One of my favorite couples was GA’s Burke/Cristina. Log in to Reply thecourt99 May 15, 2014 I am looking forward to the show. It does make me worried about Scandal. Now that Scandal is up an hour, won’t they have to cut back on some of their racy scenes? Also, Shonda has a lot of interracial relationships because she does open casting. Many show runners put out casting calls for a specific race. She puts out a casting call for a role. When GA first came out, there were many articles discussing her approach in casting. Log in to Reply Divatude58 May 15, 2014 I wasn’t going to watch it because I don’t necessarily like Shonda’s shows after the first season. But I will give this one a try because I love Viola Davis. And this one seems more diverse than her other shows which typically have one or two minorities with everyone else white, despite folks raving about the diversity. You can rarely find a gay POC on TV. And Shonda is no exception as it seems her lead gay student is white too. Oh well, Small steps I suppose. For get open calls. Casting POC has to be deliberate and done early lest all the POC are villains and characters that are destined to be killed. I think Fox might have finally figured that out because lots of their new shows have plenty of diversity. Log in to Reply Cornfed May 15, 2014 [quote=Divatude58]You can rarely find a gay POC on TV. And Shonda is no exception as it seems her lead gay student is white too. Oh well, Small steps I suppose. [/quote] I take that back — if one of the characters is gay, i’m on board, go Shonda! I have been meaning to get to Scandal on dvd, i’ve loved Tony Goldwyn since Designing Women in the 80′s and Ghost in the 90s! @LWW — Love you, and i REFUSE to believe we don’t agree on anything :party: LOL Log in to Reply SoapArmageddon May 15, 2014 There are villains and there are villains. I love seeing people of color playing powerful, kickass types like Olivia’s parents and Olivia herself on Scandal. On the other hand, I cringe when I see them playing pimps, hoes, and drugdealers. I don’t think Shonda really does color-blind casting. It’s probably all intentional; she’s making a statement, and I love that she’s doing it. Log in to Reply Divatude58 May 15, 2014 @IOWAHOWKEYE Watch the trailor closely. Yes, the white male character is gay or at least bi. He sleeps with an Asian guy to get some information and whispers in a man’s ear how he doesn’t “kiss and tell”. Log in to Reply Patchworks May 15, 2014 I didn’t think I was going to watch this… but that trailer has changed my mind. I think I’m going to love this! Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.