Thursday nights this fall on ABC are all about Shonda Rhimes, as the creator and executive producer dominates the network’s primetime hours.
For the first time ever, “Scandal” star Kerry Washington, “Grey’s Anatomy’s” Ellen Pompeo and Rhimes’ newest leading lady, “How to Get Away With Murder’s” Viola Davis, come together to discuss the powerful lineup, including a look back at their characters and a closer look at what’s ahead.
“This Thursday night lineup is historic,” Washington said, of the three hour block that Rhimes promises will keep viewers at the edge of their seat.
While no spoilers were allowed during the sit-down, though the women did try, the ladies did take the opportunity to reminisce about the difficult decisions that their characters had to make when we last saw Meredith Grey and Olivia Pope, while Rhimes and Davis introduce the audience to the newest title, the “very sexy, fast-paced” “How to Get Away With Murder.”
Rhimes’ shows are known for bringing the drama, so what does she think is going to blow people away about the three-show lineup? “It is very daring. If you like great drama, that’s where you come,” she said.
“It’s fun, it’s exciting, it’s a ride,” Pompeo added, before Washington offered fans of the three dramas some advice.
“Buckle up, buckle up.”
Shondaland Thursdays begins on Sept. 25 with “Grey’s Anatomy” at 8/7c, “Scandal” and 9/8c, and “How to Get Away With Murder” at 10/9c.