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Shonda Rhimes

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Shonda Rhimes is bringing another series to ABC. On the heels of announcing a definite season 4 of Scandal, Rhimes will also executive-produce a new thriller.

According to Variety, How to Get Away With Murder will be a legal thriller that centers on ambitious law students and their criminal-defense professor. But when their professor becomes involved in a murder plot, it sends a ripple effect through the university and the students’ lives.

How to Get Away With Murder will star Tony Award-winning actress Viola Davis as Professor Annalise Keating. The drama is written by Peter Nowalk, who will serve as executive producer alongside Rhimes and Betsy Beers.

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