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How To Get Away With Murder Renewed for Season Five!

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As anticipated, the legal thriller How To Get Away With Murder has been renewed by ABC.

While the show had received modest Live + Same Day rating performances throughout season four, down 28% in the 18-49 demo, and 20% in total viewers respectively, the Shondaland series continues to be a big DVR-watched series.  It’s Live + 7 tally for season four came in at 6.4 million viewers, ranking as ABC’s third highest-rated drama behind Grey’s Anatomy and The Good Doctor.

Starring Oscar, Tony, and Emmy winner Viola Davis, Jack Falahee, Aja Naomi King, Matt McGorry, Conrad Ricamora, and former The Bold and The Beautiful star and newly-minted Daytime Emmy winner, Rome Flynn (Ex-Zende), How To Get Away With Murder revolves around the world of Middleton University professor Annalise Keating (Davis).  Murder, deception, fear, and guilt bind her to her longtime associates and students. As the group struggles to move on following the death of one of their own, their past continues to haunt them.

What will happen this Fall on How To Get Away With Murder?  Are you looking forward to former soaper, Rome Flynn in his new role?  Will he throw Annalise’s life into turmoil? Comment below.

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RENEWALS: How to Get Away with Murder, Grey’s Anatomy CANCELLATIONS: Life In Pieces, Star

The last 36 hours have seen some of your favorite primetime dramas renewed and others canceled; several of which feature former or current soap stars.  ABC has renewed for its upcoming sixth season How to Get Away with Murder.  During its fifth season, the series ranked as the No. 1 program in Thursday’s 10 PM slot in key demos: Adults 18-34 and Women 18-34.

How To Get Away With Murder stars Viola Davis as Annalise Keating, a law professor at a prestigious Philadelphia university who, with five of her students, becomes entwined in a murder plot.  The ensemble cast includes: Rome Flynn (Ex-Zende of The Bold and the Beautiful) who plays the key role of Gabriel Maddox.

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Also on ABC, Grey’s Anatomy received a two-year renewal for seasons 16 and 17.  For season 16, former Nashville star Chris Carmack (Ex-Will) has been upped to series regular in his role of “Link”.

 

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However, the ensemble CBS comedy Life in Pieces which features Y&R’s Hunter King (Summer) as Clementine was canceled, and will not return after its current fourth season which is currently airing its fifth episode out of thirteen.

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Upon learning of the cancellation, King took to her Instagram and shared: “Thank you for bringing me into the Life In Pieces family and for making it such a fun four years. I have so much love and respect for everyone who was involved in this show. Thank you to the amazing cast and crew, and thank you to our amazing leaders Justin Adler, @kaplanaaron , and Jeff Morton . I am forever grateful.”

Finally, Lee Daniels series on Fox, Star, which has been a companion to his hit sudsy Empire, was also canceled after its 3rd season.  Star followed three talented singers – running from their pasts and desperate for a new start – with ambitions of stardom, as they navigate the cutthroat music business.  It has been reported by various outlets that the showrunners will be looking for another home for the series to try to continue it on.

So, happy to learn about HWTGM and ‘Grey’s’ being renewed? What do you think of the cancellations of Life in Pieces and Star? Let us know via the comment section below.

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Soap Alums On Parade At ABC TCA Winter Press Tour: Photo Gallery

This week at the annual ABC TCA (Television Critics Association) Winter Press Tour, the network introduced members of the media to some of the new shows that will be rolled out in the coming months on both ABC and Freeform.  Many notables, who started on the soaps, are in the casts of some of the more exciting new offerings.

In addition, several soap graduates, who are currently appearing on the network in major primetime series were also in attendance promoting the ABC line-up of programming.

Look no further than the photo gallery below to see: Bryan Craig, Denye Tonzts, Eric Winter, Sam Page, Eva Longoria, Jason George, Rome Flynn, and a host of others as they step out and pose for some photos.

So, are you excited to see GH alums, Bryan Craig (ex-Morgan), in his new role as Javi on Grand Hotel? Hayley Erin (Ex-Kiki) in her new role on Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists?  Check out the gallery, and let us know via the comment section.

 

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How to Get Away With Murder Season 5 Trailer Released Featuring B&B Alum Rome Flynn In His New Role

What will happen to Annalise Keating (Viola Davis) and her law students at Middleton University now?  Well, here’s a first look trailer for the upcoming fifth season of the Emmy-nominated How to Get Away With Murder for some clues!

A wedding is the order of the day for Connor (Jack Falahee) and Oliver (Conrad Ricamora); while Annalise is back teaching again at an intense legal clinic for third year students where they will try their own cases!

Then there’s good ole’ Frank (Charlie Weber) who brings his bad boy ‘tude to cause trouble and feelings for Annalise .. and the gang!  In fact, in the promo she sees Frank at Connor and Oliver’s wedding and says, “Why do you like someone just died?” Cue the quick cuts of snippets from season 5 blood and all!

Finally, Daytime Emmy winner, and former The Bold and the Beautiful star, Rome Flynn (Ex-Zende) makes his debut as mystery man, Gabriel Maddox.  He is seen in the promo saying, “Once a person commits murder something inside them is rotten!”

While Flynn appeared in the finale of season four of HTGAWM, his storyline really is part of a huge mystery of the new season.  Is he Annalise’s son?  How will his arrival impact all the characters on the canvas?

How to Get Away With Murder‘s fifth season premieres Thursday night September 27th  (10EST/9CST) on ABC.

Watch the first look trailer below.  Let us know if you will be tuning-in to see Rome mix it up with the stellar cast via the comment section below.

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