5 Ways 'How To Get Away With Murder' Is Just Like Every Other Shonda Rhimes Show — VIDEO
"Thank God it's Thursday" is what we'll all be saying come Fall 2014. ABC just released a new promo for Shonda Rhimes' newest "Shonda Rhimes definitely made this" show, How to Get Away With Murder , and it's basically everything we've come to expect from the Queen of Sexy Dramas. Not only will Rhimes be adding another show to her resume, but she'll be adding it on to a night of the week that already airs two of her other dramas, Grey's Anatomy and Scandal. Considering that Thursday's will now be filled with her shows from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. — seriously, that's a real thing that's happening — I think we should all just take a quick vote and change "Thursday" to "Shonda" because it only makes sense.
HTGAWM — also known as the worst acronym right behind Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Days ' daunting AATTHNGVBD — is, according to ABC, a drama that follows "the brilliant, charismatic and seductive Professor Annalise Keating (Viola Davis) [who] gets entangled with four law students from her class 'How to Get Away with Murder.'" However, the student-teacher relationship doesn't stop there since "they will have to apply what they learned to real life, in [the] masterful, sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller."
Basically, it's just like Grey's and Scandal, but this time it's set in the courtroom. Twist!
In the new promo, both Rhimes and Davis discuss the show, and pretty much reveal that it's going to have almost all of the same elements as Grey's and Scandal. (Who else wants a three-hour block of all three shows entangled together, or dare I say it... a musical?). Take a look at what HTGAWM — okay, let's just go with Murder — has in common with the two other dramas:
Annalise Keating is Oliva Pope.
Not only is Keating a defense attorney and a top law professor, but she's also someone who people are impressed by. To put it simply, one of her students says, "I want to be her." Who else do we all want to be? Olivia Pope.
Annalise Keating is also Miranda Bailey.
Keating sassily says, "The way you're whining right now makes me believe you think I'm your mother, Ms. Pratt," to one of her students and it's basically something that Dr. Bailey would say to any of her interns. In fact, I'm sure she did say that at some point.
No one seems to care about the legality of anything.
In one of the scenes in the promo, Keating's student hands her a document that he got illegally — we can guess he got it through sex thanks to the flashback — and she's totally fine with it. Pretty much sounds like almost everything Pope and her associates do on a daily basis, and everything every doctor does on Grey's.
The law students are like Pope's associates on Scandal and the interns-turned-doctors on Grey's.
Each show has a group of young, attractive, and ambitious characters that all work together to figure out whatever's going on.
And finally, there's a lot of sex.
In 45 seconds, the promo clearly proves that there is going to be a lot of steamy sex. Sound familiar Olivia, Fitz, Derek, and Meredith?
Murder premieres this fall on Thursdays at 10 p.m.