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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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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.