There are many reasons to look forward to the upcoming fall television schedule and one of them is Shonda Rhimes’ Thursday Night Takeover on ABC. The television producer has millions of viewers ready for a new season of “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal,” and her latest creation, “How To Get Away With Murder,” has garnered a lot of buzz before the first episode has even aired.
“How To Get Away With Murder” will debut Sept. 25 at 10 p.m. ET, following “Scandal’s” season 4 premiere at 9 p.m. ET. and “Grey’s Anatomy’s” 11th and final season premiere at 8 p.m. ET.
In anticipation of these upcoming episodes, here’s a look at the Black women who have made Thursday night must see TV. For more on these shows and their stars, head over to XFINITY CelebrateBlackTV.com.
Shonda Rhimes owns Thursday nights on primetime television. This upcoming fall season, the Chicago native will have three shows airing on ABC. Growing up, Rhimes showed an affinity for storytelling and working as a hospital volunteer in high school peaked her interest in the medical field and would come in handy later on in life when creating several of her shows. After penning the scripts for HBO’s “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge” and “Crossroads,” Rhimes created “Grey’s Anatomy” and it aired as a midseason replacement in 2005. The show became an instant hit and soon it spawned the spin-off “Private Practice.” But it was “Scandal,” a political thriller set in Washington D.C., that really put Rhimes on the map. This fall her latest show “How To Get Away With Murder” is set to premiere starring Viola Davis .