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ABC Renews Trio of Thursday Night Shondaland Dramas

'Grey's Anatomy,' 'Scandal' and 'How to Get Away with Murder' All Confirmed to Return

ABC has issued early renewals for 2017-18 to Thursday night Shonda Rhimes dramas “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal” and “How to Get Away with Murder.” This will take “Grey’s Anatomy” into season 14, where it will reach the 300-episode mark, “Scandal” into season seven, and “How to Get Away with Murder” into season four. And, comparably, this will put “Grey’s Anatomy” in a tie (with “Knots Landing” and “Bonanza”) as the seventh longest running scripted drama in the history of television behind “Gunsmoke” and “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Lassie,” and “ER” and “CSI.”

All three shows hail from ABC Studios, and are executive produced by Shondaland’s Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers. “HTGAWM” is created by Pete Nowalk. There is no news if the trio will remain scheduled together on Thursday.

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Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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