ABC Grants Full Season Orders for ‘Black-ish’ and ‘How to Get Away with Murder’

Photo Credit: ABC
Photo Credit: ABC

By: Amanda Anderson-Niles

We’re happy to say we’ve fallen in love with two new shows on ABC, and now that the ratings for “Black-ish” and “How to Get Away with Murder” are in, ABC has now decided to give full season orders to both shows.

Entertainment Weekly writes:

Shondaland’s Murder, which stars Viola Davis as an ethically dubious criminal law professor, has become the top series debut of the fall. The series delivered a whopping 14 million viewers and a 3.8 rating among adults 18-49 in its debut. The season will have 15 total episodes.

The Anthony Anderson comedy Black-ish, meanwhile, debuted strong with 10.8 million viewers and a 3.3. The series had the highest-ever retention of Modern Family viewers for a regular comedy debut in the post-Family slot. The season will include 22 total episodes.



While Anthony Anderson, Traci Ellis Ross and Viola Davis are getting good news from ABC, Amber Rose’s show “Selfie” is struggling. Amber secured a recurring role on the new comedy, but the ratings have been so bleak that it will most likely get axed.


  1. How could they not? Both shows are bona fide hits. I hope other studios take note there are talented black actors out there, and give them a chance. I have to say that Shonda Rimes has been one of the best things to happen to us, and to tv in a long time.

  2. Good stuff. I’m glad I gave Blackish a chance because the title alone almost turned me away before I even saw the pilot. That’s why you can never judge a book by its cover.

      1. Viola Davis getting her rocks off from that fine-a-s brother, and then cutting his nuts off in court was freakin amazing. I think that was the tipping point for me. LOL!

  3. I’m now liking HTGAWM more than Scandal. But I’ll keep watching both and black ish because I want to support.

  4. I love the kids on Black-ish. They’re all funny. Especially the little girl. And Traci and Anthony are perfect too.

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