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ABC Adds 12 New Shows, Including Viola Davis Drama

Updated: 05/13/2014 1:51 PM
Created: 05/13/2014 1:49 PM WDIO.com

NEW YORK (AP) - ABC says it is adding a dozen new series to its schedule next season, including its third drama from producer Shonda Rhimes.

Viola Davis will star in the new series from Rhimes, a legal thriller titled "How to Get Away With Murder."

Rhimes produces "Scandal" and "Grey's Anatomy," which will be returning to the ABC schedule.

Also coming to ABC next season is "American Crime," starring Felicity Huffman and written and produced by John Ridley, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of "12 Years a Slave."

Other new ABC shows will include the comedies "Black-ish," starring Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross, and "Fresh Off the Boat," about an immigrant Chinese family pursuing the American dream.

ABC and other broadcast networks are presenting their 2014-15 schedules to advertisers in New York this week.

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'How to Get Away with Murder' stars Viola Davis as Professor Annalise Keating.
ABC Photo/Craig Sjodin
'American Crime' stars Richard Cabral, Elvis Nolasco, Caitlin Gerard, Johnny Ortiz, Benito Martinez, Timothy Hutton, Felicity Huffman, W. Earl Brown, and Penelope Ann Miller.
ABC Photo/Bob D'Amico
'Black-ish' stars Marcus Scribner as Andre Jr., Tracee Ellis Ross as Rainbow, Marsai Martin as Diane, Anthony Anderson as Dre, Miles Brown as Jack, Laurence Fishburne as Pops and Yara Shahidi as Zoey.
ABC Photo/Craig Sjodin
'Fresh Off the Boat' stars Forrest Wheeler as Emery, Ian Chen as Evan, Randall Park as Louis, Hudson Yang as Eddie and Constance Wu as Jessica.
ABC Photo/Kevin Foley

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