ABC Renews Shonda Rhimes’ Entire TGIT Lineup

March 6, 2016  |  

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Guess what? If Thursday nights were already your favorite weekday to tune into broadcast television, things just got even better.

Earlier this week, ABC’s new entertainment president, Channing Dungey handed out early renewals of several series — including multiple shows from outside studios, according to The Hollywood ReporterNot to mention, prized producer and writer Shonda Rhimes’ entire TGIT or “Thank God It’s Thursday” lineup was also brought back too: Grey’s AnatomyScandal and How to Get Away with Murder.

America’s Funniest Home Videos, The Bachelor, Black-ish, Dancing With the Stars, Fresh Off the Boat, The Goldbergs, Agents of SHIELD, The Middle, Modern Family, Once Upon a Time, Shark Tank and Quantico were announced for renewal as well for the 2016-17 season.

“We’re very proud of our strong roster of performers, and we’re excited about what they will bring us creatively next season,” Dungey said in a statement to Variety.

What else can we say? Congratulations are certainly in order for our gal Shonda!

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  • Auger

    Shonda is among the best of the best when it comes to creating good drama.
    With Grey’s Anatomy, I’d like to see a spin-off with Jesse and Sarah who play Jackson and April, they are really very good actors, especially when playing opposite each other.

    Scandal – Recent episodes sees like it’s the B-Team who have been writing these weak storylines.

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  • Kryssy

    Awesome! But Greys needs to gracefully end. Also tired of seeing Olivia be a H0. HTGAWM is awesome.


    Wonderful. I watch and love Scandal.

  • Marie Whitley

    She’s really going to squeeze that last pathetic drop out of Greys Anatomy? That’s too bad such a great show will go out like this.


      As long as the leave Scandal on!!!!!!! I love that show.

    • Kryssy

      I support her but it needs to end

  • LogicalLeopard

    Wonderful to see a prominent black writer/showrunner. That means more will come.
    Btw……how long has America’s Funniest Home Video’s been on the air? I remember watching that on my mom’s old floor model TV when I was a kid… has to be at least 30+ years old….
    EDIT: Nope, 1990 is when the series started, 1989 when the specials came out. Hmmnn…I thought it was older.

  • Rayven Knight

    It’s always good to see a Sistuh excel & succeed. Shonda is building an Empire & giving other Sistuhs leading roles & I love Viola Davis & Kerry Washington. I wish them all much success…it’s hard earned.

  • Myllee

    Good for her but please Shonda do something about Scandal, the show has lost its magic and I am only watching it to support her and the diverse cast of Scandal ( and also by habit).

    • GoldenGirl;)

      If she WOULD kill off JAKE and make Olivia put her thinking cap back on l would be her best friend again!

      • Auger

        You are so accurate, Jake needs to go and they need to stop weakening Olivia’s character, Season 1 and even 2 Olivia was the best, with this season it’s hard to watch this weak, confused Olivia.

        • GoldenGirl;)

          Season 1-2 were GOLDEN. …. they need to hurry back to that magic!

    • Winter

      AGREED! I’ve been watching SCANDAL since Day 1, and this current season is the worst. Most boring season ever and the storyline is wack. HTGAWM is getting pretty boring too. And for Christ’s sake, can she kill Greys now??!