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Posted Friday 5/11/18 at 6:52PM EDT
How to Get Away with Murder renewed for Season 5
Creator Pete Nowalk announced the news on Twitter that his Shondaland drama starring Viola Davis will be back next season: "Season 5, we are coming for you! Thanks to all our fans #HTGAWM.”
Posted Friday 3/02/18 at 5:52PM EST
Why the Scandal-How to Get Away with Murder crossover beauty salon scene was so special
"It isn’t long before their differences are as smoothed out as their respective hairdos, but the beauty shop conversation is quietly revolutionary relative to the superhero spectacle of Black Panther," Joshua Alston says of the unique scene between Olivia Pope and Annalise Keating. "Crucially, it considers the same themes that all black people grapple with when they become rich, accomplished, and powerful: How much responsibility do you have to reach down to help others once you’ve reached the summit? That’s a bigger question that a nighttime soap opera can answer, but the fact that it was broached is enough to make the "How to Get Away With Scandal" crossover much more than a prime-time gimmick." ALSO: The “How To Get Away With Scandal” extravaganza was actually a stunning two hours of television.
Posted Monday 2/12/18 at 8:22PM EST
Check out Scandal-How to Get Away with Murder crossover photos
There's a lot of handshaking featured in the crossover photos.
Posted Friday 1/26/18 at 5:56PM EST
Viola Davis reacts to Melania Trump naming How to Get Away with Murder her favorite show
The New York Times reported several weeks ago that the first lady's favorite show is How to Get Away with Murder, but that she's also a fan of Empire. When Jimmy Kimmel asked Davis to react during their interview last night, Davis was initially reluctant. Would she be happy if Melania had a walk-on role? After some thought, Davis said she’d be okay with that. “Because you know what, I really want to talk to the lady. I really do,” she said.
Posted Wednesday 1/24/18 at 4:39PM EST
Viola Davis on working with Kerry Washington: “It was black girl magic on steroids!”
Here’s your first look at Olivia Pope and Annalise Keating in a scene from the Scandal-How to Get Away with Murder crossover event.
Posted Wednesday 1/03/18 at 6:00PM EST
How the Scandal-How to Get Away with Murder crossover came together
How to Get Away with Murder creator Pete Nowalk says the crossover event will run two hours across both shows on the same night. “I’ll say the whole two hours takes place in the same setting, and they have that arc over those two hours,” he says. Nowalk adds that he pitched Shonda Rhimes with the idea. “At the beginning of the season, my writers and I were planning out Viola’s entire arc and something in her story organically came up that was very appropriate for Scandal,” he says. “When I went to Shonda, she heard it. I said, we don’t have to do it, Viola’s arc doesn’t need this, but it’s possible that their stories could cross really organically. She actually pulled up a clip of something from Scandal and their side of the story coalesced perfectly. So it was one of those serendipitous things where we both realized it was good for both characters, and it almost felt like we had been planning it since last season.”
Posted Wednesday 1/03/18 at 1:26PM EST
Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder are planning a crossover episode
Reps for the two Shonda Rhimes Shondaland series wouldn’t comment on Deadline’s report of a plan for a crossover episode, but Kerry Washington just posted an image on Instagram of her on the set of How to Get Away with Murder. “Hey Ms @violadavis ❤️ check it out. This spot look familiar?! Where are you?” Washington tweeted. Viola Davis responded a half hour later by posting an Instagram image of her on the set of Scandal. “Hey @KerryWashington, guess where I am?!” she wrote. UPDATE: Shonda Rhimes tweets a pic of the "#HowtoGetAwaywithScandal" script.
Posted Wednesday 12/20/17 at 10:03PM EST
Viola Davis’ true-crime TV One docuseries Two Sides will explore police-involved deaths in the black community
The four-part series, premiering Jan. 22, will closely examine the cases of Eric Garner, Sandra Bland, John Crawford and Ezell Ford.
Posted Tuesday 10/03/17 at 11:32PM EDT
Black Don’t Crack comedy from Viola Davis and Larry Wilmore is in the works at ABC
The multi-camera comedy, named after the popular urban phrase that black people age slower than other ethnicities, will revolve around three former sorority sisters who reunite years after college.
Posted Friday 9/29/17 at 2:51AM EDT
No, Viola Davis is not leaving How to Get Away With Murder
The Season 4 premiere wasn’t a “goodbye episode,” says creator Pete Nowalk. "We wanted to do something different. I wanted to take a moment and have time to spend watching her decide who she wants to be and how she wants to restart her life. ...Yes, she's in every episode as normal and she has a lot to do."