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Will Shonda Rhimes Make Viola Davis a Star with 'How to Get Away with Murder'? (TRAILER)

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood June 11, 2014 at 3:39PM

If you can't get what you want at the movies, go to television. Viola Davis, Tony-winning Broadway star and Oscar-nominated supporting Hollywood player, now has her own ABC TV series thanks to Shonda Rhimes, who made Kerry Washington a star with "Scandal." This one will follow that one on Thursday nights.
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'How to Get Away with Murder'
'How to Get Away with Murder'

If you can't get what you want at the movies, go to television. Viola Davis, Tony-winning Broadway star and Oscar-nominated supporting Hollywood player, now has her own ABC TV series thanks to Shonda Rhimes, who made Kerry Washington a star with "Scandal." This one will follow that one on Thursday nights. 

Check the trailer below for ABC fall series "How to Get Away with Murder," which looks like "Damages" meets "House," basically. Davis plays the tough-as-nails law professor and high-powered attorney, but is she on the right side of the law? How willing is she to do what it takes to win a case, and what legal ethics is she teaching her students? Rhimes can build on all that writing she did for hit TV series "Private Practice" (2007–2013).

Check the trailer below, which also features Alfred Enoch ("Harry Potter") and Matt McGorry ("Orange Is the New Black"). 


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