ABC Orders HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER Pilot from Shondaland

Another project from Shonda Rhimes' studio Shondaland may end up at ABC next season.

According to Deadline, the network has given a pilot order to HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, described as a "sexy, suspense-drive legal thriller." Rhimes, whose series GREY'S ANATOMY and SCANDAL continue on at ABC, will produce alongside Betsy Beers.

HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER follows a "group of ambitious law students and their brilliant, mysterious criminal defense professor who become entangled in a murder plot that will rock their entire university and change the course of their lives."

ABC's other early pilot orders include GALAVANT and AN AMERICAN EDUCATION.

Rhimes and Beers are partners in Shondaland, the Production Company founded by Rhimes in 2004. Rhimes is the creator and executive producer of Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, and the recently-concluded Private Practice. She is the recipient of multiple awards for her work on these series, and has twice been included in TIME Magazine's 100 list of the most influential people, along with Fortune Magazine's "50 Most Powerful Women in Business," Variety's "Power of Women" and Glamour Magazine's "Women of the Year." In 2013, Rhimes was appointed by President Obama to serve as Trustee for The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Prior to founding Shondaland in 2004, Rhimes wrote the feature films Princess Diaries 2: A Royal Engagement, and Crossroads, and co-wrote the acclaimed mini-series Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, which was nominated for a DGA Award and won multiple Emmys.

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