ABC delays return of Channel’s Thurday Night Hits

the-thursday-hotlist-tv-divaBlame Trump.

ABC has announced a delay to the return of Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How To Get Away With Murder due to the airing of a pre-Inauguration 20/20  special for President-elect Donald Trump.

Repeats of Grey’s and Scandal will lead in to the 20/20 special set to air at 10/9c.

Set your DVR’s to record our Thursday night hotlist from January 26 instead.

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The Blacklist Casting News

Enrique Murciano is leaving NBC’s The Blacklist after one season. The Without a Trace alum joined The Blacklist in April as obsessive FBI investigator Julian Gale, appearing in Season 4’s final four episodes, including the two-part finale.

Ryan Eggold is returning to The Blacklist, in the wake of its Redemption offshoot in which he starred opposite Famke Janssen, getting cancelled after one season.

The Blacklist returns on Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 8/7c.

 

How to Get Away with Murder Casting News

HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER – Courtesy of ABC Television Network. (ABC/Mitch Haaseth)

Julius Tennon, the real-life husband of How to Get Away With Murder‘s leading lady, will guest-star in the ABC drama’s upcoming fourth season. No further details about Tennon’s role, including his character’s name, are available.

Tennon’s recent TV credits include roles on Criminal Minds, Rizzoli & Isles and The Closer. He joins a growing list of HTGAWM guest stars, one that includes Jimmy Smits as a “prominent figure in Annalise’s life.”

Grey’s Anatomy Casting News

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GREY’S ANATOMY Courtesy of ABC

Matthew Morrison is confirming what many Grey’s Anatomy fans had suspected: We have not seen the last of Jo’s abusive husband. His character, Paul Stadler, will play “a big role” in the ABC drama’s upcoming 14th season.

Morrison made his Grey’s debut as Paul in Season 13’s penultimate episode when Alex tracked down the fellow doc at a medical conference and imagined various incendiary scenarios involving his arch-nemesis. Ultimately, Karev walked away without confronting him, although the two did share an awkward moment jockeying for a cab (during which Paul seemed to recognize Alex).

Timeless‘ Abigail Spencer has landed a multi-episode arc on Grey’s Anatomy as Owen’s presumed-dead sister Megan Hunt, a character previously portrayed by Bridget Reagan.

Grey’s kicks off Season 14 with a two-hour episode on Thursday, Sept. 28.

How To Get Away With Murder Season 4 – Casting News

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Jimmy Smits will play a prominent figure in Annalise’s (Viola Davis) life on the ABC drama, and will have a key role in this season’s over-arching mystery.

Smits most recently was a regular on 24: Legacy. He also guest-starred on Brooklyn Nine-Nine this past season as Amy’s ex-cop dad.

Production on HTGAWM‘s fourth season is currently underway, although ABC has yet to announce a premiere date.

Grey’s Anatomy – Season 14 – Details

Kim Raver is set to reprise her role as Grey’s Anatomy‘s Dr. Teddy Altman.
Raver last played Teddy in the ABC drama’s Season 8 finale, in which Meredith, Cristina and others fought to survive the aftermath of their plane crash in the woods. Back at Seattle Grace, meanwhile, Owen fired Teddy so that she could without guilt accept a chief position at the United States Army Medical Command.
Also, setting up a love triangle for the coming Season we hope, Raver’s Teddy was the person who confirmed that Owen’s sister/Nathan’s ex-love Dr. Megan Hunt had been found alive, 10 years after an Army helicopter disappearance. Raver will return to Grey’s as a guest star, presumably as a part of that continuing storyline.

Poor Meredith’s newly official relationship with Nathan seemed to go up in flames last Season with the big reveal that Megan was found and is very much alive. Meredith and Nathan were making progress in turning their flirtation into a relationship, until Nathan took off to join Owen and Amelia at the military hospital to which Megan was being flown.

Pick me, choose me, love me all over again if you ask me.

Meanwhile, April and Jackson hooked up. They’re still so connected to one another, especially now that they have a child together and are roommates.  You can see how much love there still is there, you see how deep their friendship is and honestly, how much they need each other.
April has realised that Maggie is into him, and encouraged her to tell Jackson. Maggie’s Mom’s last words to her were
that she ought to “be a little slutty” and “make a mistake” so it seems Maggie’s finally taken the advice after losing Nathan to Meredith and Andrew humiliating her.

 

Grey’s has no return date yet, but has been confirmed.

How To Get Away With Murder – Season 4 – Details

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Poor Laurel Castillo.
Her one time beau, Frank, went M.I.A. for weeks – and when she tried to get information on his whereabouts, she was forced to sign her life away to her father. She barely survived a house fire that killed her next boyfriend, Wes, and she’s unexpectedly pregnant with his child.
Her own father was responsible for Wes’ death.
When Season 4 opens, She’s still going through grief while being pregnant, and she has a big decision to make.

Meanwhile, the romance quotient hits an all time high with Michaela and Asher confessing they love each other, and Oliver proposing Connor move back in with him.
For Michaela to hear Asher say that he sees her as family meant so much because for her, family is this whole other thing. She’s hinted before – the people she grew up around, the word “family” isn’t a right way to describe them. It’s not how she feels about them. For Asher to say that to her, and what that could potentially be for the two of them to truly be family together, is huge.

However, with Oliver keeping secret from Connor that he kept a copy of Annalise’s phone, and after making the phone call to cancel the Stanford acceptance letter and then hide the fact from Connor, there’s still a hill to climb if these two are ever going to be on the same page.

For Annalise, Season 4 is about coming to terms with losing Wes, whom she’d treated as though he was her own son, even though he killed her husband Sam. Wes had come to accept that she’s one of the most important people in his life. As much as she’s done some very questionable things as far as his interests are concerned, and as much as she’s kept things from him, they’ve been bound together. And she’s also shown him fantastic mercy.

Season 4 has no return date yet.