Fall TV Preview

Now there are a thousand shows that are debuting or returning in the fall, but the one that I’m looking forward to most is season 2 of “How to Get Away with Murder!” Please don’t ask me what’s better: that or “Scandal,” because really I have no idea. Both shows are residents of “Shondaland” as creator/executive producer Shonda Rhimes likes to call it. Rhimes dominates the ABC channel Thursday nights, and it wouldn’t feel right to talk about television and not mention her at all.

 “Grey’s Anatomy” premieres its 12th season on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 8pm. For those of you still fawning over “McDreamy,” hopefully you all could cope with the fact that he’s been dead since last season.

 Following is “Scandal,” which premieres its 5th season. I used to feel odd about dreaming about President Fitz, played by Tony Goldwyn, because he’s about my father’s age, but then I realized that it was practically normal as long as everyone else was doing it too! Ladies, prepare for steamy sex scenes between him and Kerry Washington, who plays the lovely and determined Olivia Pope.

 Then to round it all off is “How to Get Away with Murder” in its 2nd season. Viola Davis’ Annalise Keating is not your typical defense law professor, and based on the season finale, she’s hard to trust, but likable regardless! And that’s due to Davis’ spectacular performance, for which she recently made history at the Emmys by becoming the first African-American woman to win “Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama.”

 So do yourselves a favor and understand why Thursday should be everyone’s favorite day of the week, hence the hashtag “tgit” (Thank God it’s Thursday), by checking out these shows!

So do yourselves a favor and understand why Thursday should be everyone’s favorite day of the week, hence the hashtag “tgit” (Thank God it’s Thursday), by checking out these shows!

 I can’t forget about “Empire,” which its first season was catapulted into success. Two of its leading stars are acclaimed: Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson, playing, respectively, Lucious and Cookie Lyon. Its themes focus on music, family, and power, and it returns tonight at 9!

 I should mention that all of these shows celebrate diversity. It’s hard not to applaud when there’s a scene with two guys making out in “How to Get Away with Murder” because it’s such a rare thing to see on tv. Not to mention African-American actors and actresses are taking on leading, powerful roles.

 If you’re a fan of television, then you won’t be disappointed this time around!

Happy Fall!



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