With the success of Scandal, ABC is giving series orders to three other shows starring and written by Black folks.
The first one was How to Get Away with Murder from Shonda Rhimes starring Viola Davis. Davis plays a criminal defense professor at a prestigious university when her and her students are rocked by a murder plot that could change all of their lives.
The second show comes from 12 Years a Slave screenwriter John Ridley called American Crime. Starring Felicity Huffman and Timothy Hutton, the show follows the events after the home invasion and murder of a young war veteran and his beauty queen wife. The show is said to tackles racial issues in Southern California. The show will also star Elvis, Nolasco, Richard Cabral and Johnny Ortiz.
And finally, ABC picked up Black-ish, a comedy starring Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross. The show revolves around Anderson’s character Dre as he worries about his family assimilating too much and suburbs and makes it his mission to make sure his kids has a sense of cultural identity. The show is also being produced by Laurence Fishburne who will recur as Dre’s father.