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

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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.”

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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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Ellen Edvardsen
Ellen Edvardsen

Life in Pieces is a fantastic show with a very talented cast. Wow, what a disappointment to hear that this show wasn’t recognized and appreciated by CBS!

su000
su000

I never heard of Life in Pieces ..
but-
now that it crashed then Y&R will have a lot more of Summer..
Not sure if that is good or bad lol

davlestev1
davlestev1

su000 Is there ANYTHING you HAVE heard of? LOL! For Pete’s sake. That’s a saying you probably haven’t heard of. Quite popular back in the day. LOL

Violet Lemm2
Violet Lemm2

suOOO
I guess I will pick on you a little here. I loved so many shows of the eighty’s, including the original BH90210, Melrose Place, Bay Watch, etc. Did you watch any of those? Not knowing your age, I don’t know how far to go back. I of course can go back to B&W TV, and beyond. I have been watching the new Rebooted 90210, and enjoying it so far.
I am not a fan of Hunter King, but as long as Snowflake behaves herself, I can tolerate her. Phyllis is another story. I can see why they wanted M.S back. No one can play her like she does. Even G.T as good as she was in the part, somehow could not get that evil look in her eyes.

Satan
Satan

Of course “Star” was canceled…. after ending it with a cliffhanger that was a blatant ripoff of Dynasty’s “Moldavian Massacre” scene (I’m talking the real Dynasty here, not that abortion currently airing on CW) and for that matter, the Days of Our Lives scene that already ripped off that scene.

Oh and a baby kidnapping on top of that already, of course.

I don’t see this as a show that Netflix or Amazon would pick up though. Probably their best bet is to reconcile their plots on Empire somehow.

GramS
GramS

I really like Star. It’s not my genre of music but the stories behind each of the cast are very interesting. Maybe Netflix will pick it up…that’s where I watch it.

Harry
Harry

Oh no, Life in Pieces was canceled? I don’t watch but that means that obnoxious brat Summer will be hanging around Genoa City annoying the hell out of Kyle and Lola.

su000
su000

To get away with murder is good, I binge it once in a while- I did like her Scandal better..
Never watched grey whatever.

My one of my fav is Blacklist, and Preacher ect in kind..
00ooh the Orville, walking dead was great then became same ol’ stuff and of course Lucifer now on Netflix ..
and 2 soaps LOL

I’m a SyFy fan but TV has gone police and medical eehh..

sonniorsolita
sonniorsolita

Hooray, Chris Carmack! Super-talented. Always makes his varied characters seem so natural. Happy for him and fans of “Grey’s Anatomy.”

Violet Lemm2
Violet Lemm2

Oh, I love C.C He was so good in Nashville, and I am an old fan of Grey’s Anatomy.

Shay
Shay

Ooooh, I do so agree with you about Chris Carmack, Violet! He is quite swoonworthy! Loved him on “The OC” and as “Cousin Tim” in “Desperate Housewives.” (He was hilarious in the latter one….even though it was only for one episode!) I did see him on Nashville the once, I think, because I didn’t like the show or the music. As for “Grey’s?” Cannot stand that program…even with Chris! But I’m glad that he is doing well there…

Violet Lemm2
Violet Lemm2

Hi Shay
Good to hear from you. Hope your summer is getting better, weather wise anyway. I watched D.H and The O.C and can not remember C.C in either. I’ll check out his history, and maybe that will jog my memory.
I did find him on Utube. Luke and Marissa were my favorite couple. I guess I didn’t know that was C.C all those years ago.

Shay
Shay

Thank you, Violet! I’ve been enjoying a “Taste of Fall” weather-wise this weekend, so yes, things are looking up in that respect! Ah, yes, Luke!!!! (I thought he was best with YummyMummyJulie…Lol!) As for Carmack’s brief stint on DH, he played Susan’s cousin, Tim, a recently laid-off accountant who came to town to visit her and help put her finances in order. Apparently, he confessed that the reason he lost his job was a romance with the much-younger daughter of his boss. If memory serves, when a horrified Susan inquired as to the girl’s age, I believe he said something to the effect that she was “legal”—or nearly so—and that he generally checked out that fact first before any canoodling with suspect young femmes commenced…Lol…The hilarious part came when a neighbor stopped by with her comely teenaged daughter and the conversation turned to the news that said girl would be celebrating her 18th birthday in the near future…Tim’s eyes lit up and he displayed a broad smile as he remarked, “Eighteen???” Hmmmm….Needless to add, this was long before the #MeToo brouhaha when one could be humorous about such matters, and let’s just say that Chris deftly played the crafty charmer with great aplomb and comedic skill! I still chuckle just thinking about it! By the way, have you ever seen him as the “Abercrombie and Fitch” poster boy???? Oh. My!

Shay
Shay

P.S. I just looked it up….Carmack appeared in Season 4/Episode 11 of DH.

Violet Lemm2
Violet Lemm2

I still can not remember him on DH. I watched that show every week. Maybe he just didn’t ring my bell, so to speak. I will see if I can find the ep. On Utube. Thanks Shay. Glad you cooled off a little. We still have our hot Santa Ana weather coming up.Thank God for A.C huh?

Shay
Shay

Yes, Violet, I noticed on tonight’s weather map that the “plume of heat” was sitting directly over your locale…all I can say is better you than me! (And to echo your sentiments, “Thank God for AC!” I do consider it to be truly “heaven sent!”) Anyway, I hope you can locate that DH episode online…it’s definitely worth a looky-loo! Take care and stay cool! Later….

Violet Lemm2
Violet Lemm2

Hi Shay,
I was happily surprised to see this reply and others on my Email.I just don’t know what’s going on anymore. Hope you are enjoying some nice fall and autumm weather. I miss the colors, the smell of burning leaves, etc. OMG, I’d be strung up if anyone out here heard me say that, especially this time of year when there are so many fires.Well take care. Hope to hear from you soon.

Shay
Shay

Hello again, Violet! Thank you for the reply….so glad that you are finally receiving MF notifications! I’m hoping the second time will be the charm here, as I answered your post last evening and it failed to materialize online…too much weather chat, I guess! Lol….Anyway, long story short, after a week of high heat and humidity, we are finally returning to a taste of fall…YES!…(Albeit still too warm to be breaking out the mums and pumpkins on the front staircase…) As for your wonderful memories of burning leaves, bonfires are pretty much verboten in our parts these days….all fallen foliage must be placed in eco-friendly, biodegradable bags and left at the curb for collection, however, I also savor those yesteryears when such fiery displays were a standard part of Halloween and Oktoberfest celebrations! And speaking of festivities, time to break out the best tea wear and crumpets for the premiere of the “Downton Abbey” film…I’m waiting with bated breath to see what bon mots your beloved namesake delivers in this latest incarnation of the beloved period piece. I’m sure that neither she—nor Dame Maggie—will disappoint! Take care, dear lady! Later….

Violet Lemm2
Violet Lemm2

Hi Shay,
So good to head from you. As much as I enjoy chatting with everyone here, I must say that you and Celia are my favorite gals.Still very hot here, so I just stay holed up with the AC on 7-24.I so wish I could see Downton Abby, but I am unable physically to sit in a theater seat that long. My bad back and the neuropathy in my legs and feet say NO, stay hone where you belong. Hopefully, I’ll live long enough to see it on TV. Wish we could have tea together, forget the crumpets. I’d rather have a few of those bon mots, our other Violet serves up so well. Hers seem so natural,and purposefull. Mine just come out of my mouth without thinking.Well, It looks like GH is progressing towards the big reveal of Sasha, and baby Wylie, which I can’t wait to end. If I have to see that baby sucking on that pacifier thing, I’ll scream.Poor kid does’nt like being there with those men handling him, and now being kidnapped, probably by Nelle and Shiloh, he’ll really be upset.So long for now. Stay well.

Shay
Shay

Good evening, Violet, and thank you for your kind words! As you know, CeeCee (aka, “Celia) has long been a pal of mine, as well! I cannot express how much I admire her sparkling wit and impressive intellect! But I’m always game for adding more friends here, and I’m so glad you are now counted amongst them, as well! I’ve no doubt that tea with you would be an absolute delight…and laugh riot, as I strongly suspect we could give the other “Violet” a real run for her money when it comes to those tart-tongued retorts! Lol…And speaking of, I’m so sorry to hear that you cannot get around as much as you would like in order to see the new “Downton” flick…although to be honest, I’m waiting it out to view it online since I simply cannot abide going to the cinema anymore….we only have those huge multi-screen theaters in our vicinity and they are too uncivilized these days! But I know it shall be worth the delay since the buzz surrounding the film on British websites has been excellent! Rest assured, our beloved Dame Maggie doesn’t disappoint…as if she ever could! I have seen this glory of an actress in so many different roles, and she is always superb, but my hands down favorite portrayal of hers has to be as The Dowager Countess….it fits her like a glove! C’est magnifique! In terms of GH, I must admit that I am sooo behind on episodes at this point…normally, I at least check out the recaps each week so as to keep apprised of the happenings, but I’ve even failed to do that as of late. My bad! However, I can definitely state that I’ve been totally turned off to the Shiloh business from Day One and the sooner it’s over, the better! As for Sasha, I’m still holding out hope that she is related to the Liesl/Britt mother-daughter duo from Down Below and will remain in Port Charles as part of the highly dysfunctional Westbourne brood…especially with Halloween right around the corner…our deliciously devious Dr. O. does that holiday so very well!!! As far as other GH developments go, I’m wholly anticipating the Finn-Anna pairing to soon meet its natural end, as I much prefer her with Robert given all their past history…it’s a shame that the romantic experiment with Easton and Hughes didn’t yield better results, since I love them both, but sadly, there was just no real “there there” between them…despite their initially fractious alchemy that was so much fun to watch! Oh well, must be going…I’m still in the AC, too…we get a small respite from the heat, then it’s back to the steamy, muggy stuff…Needless to add, I’m past ready for frost on the pumpkins and all the wondrous autumnal activities that it entails…Until then, take care and have a pleasant weekend, dear lady! Later….

Violet Lemm2
Violet Lemm2

Hi Shay,
Thanks for the quick response. Yes, I love “talking” to you and Celia. Have not heard from her in some time. Hope all is well with her. She is the age of my youngest granddaughter.
Oh, I didn’t get the chance to edit or I would have told you that as soon as D.A is in stores, I will be getting a DVD and firing up the DVD player. Hope it still works.
I Googled Dame Maggie and could not believe how much I did not know about her, her private life, career, etc. What a life!
She is two years younger than myself and she’s lived a lifetime I can’t even imagine.As a young woman, she was absolutely beautiful, with big soulful eyes.It’s all on Wickipedia. I assume you are a career woman yourself, as why you can’t just sit and enjoy the soaps every day, like some of us.Well, I’ve taken enough of your time. My spell correction isn’t working right, so please try to overlook mistakes. Take care, stay well, my dear.

Beverly
Beverly

“Star” should’ve been cancelled no real plot and not intriguing enough and as for “life in pieces”, never watched it but with Summer on it I would’ve watched it because I can’t stand her on Y&R and that mean more of her on that soap. I can’t stand her role and wish she go to another show for good!!!

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ABC has announced that Professor Annalise Keating (Viola Davis), and those cagey law students of hers, will receive some closure and exciting endings as How to Get Away with Murder will come to a conclusion after its season six. The upcoming 15-episode final season will premiere on Thursday, September 26 at 10 PM.

Series creator Peter Nowalk said in a statement released today: “Deciding to end this series was a brutal decision, but ultimately the story tells you what to do – as it did here.  For me, Annalise Keating’s journey has always had a clear ending.  Knowing I have 15 episodes left to finish her story, and the chance to give all the characters their own killer endings, is a gift rarely given to a series creator and I’m grateful to ABC and ABC Studios for the opportunity and creative freedom. I am so thankful to the brilliant cast, writers and crew for dedicating themselves to the most rewarding experience of my career over the last six years. I also want to thank our fans. The only reason this show exists is because of your loyalty and enthusiasm. I can’t wait for you all to see how it ends, with twists and turns and all the craziness we love to create every Thursday night. Buckle up.”

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Karey Burke, President, ABC Entertainment. said in a statement on the conclusion of the series: “Viola Davis made television history with her unforgettable portrayal of iconic female antihero Annalise Keating.  I am eternally grateful to her, Pete Nowalk and Shondaland for creating and bringing to life such a smart, sophisticated and groundbreaking series that has long been an integral part of Thursday nights on ABC.”

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