*ABC’s freshman hit “How to Get Away With Murder” will be returning for a second season, according to star Viola Davis, who tweeted and posted the news on her Facebook.
— Viola Davis (@violadavis) January 27, 2015
Though ABC has not made an official announcement, it’s pretty much a no-brainer that a renewal was in order. According to Variety, “HTGAWM” is the season’s No. 2-rated new show in adults 18-49, behind only Fox’s “Empire.” It has also been the top series in its Thursday 10 p.m. timeslot with every original episode to date.
When it returned with its Jan. 29 midseason premiere, 9 of 10 trending U.S. Twitter topics we’re related to “TGIT” shows.
The show picked up its first SAG award this month for Viola Davis‘ portrayal as Professor Annalise Keating.
As previously reported, Davis made history, along with “Orange Is the New Black’s” Uzo Aduba at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, marking the first time two African American women won for best television actress in both the drama (“HTGAWM”) and comedy (“OITNB”) categories.
“I think Shonda Rhimes has created narratives that include us and that’s good,” Davis said about the series bringing diversity to TV. “I think that’s something that everyone should do.”