The entire TGIT lineup will return with new seasons in the 2017-18 season. ABC’s Channing Dungey is making her mark with some high-profile early renewals.
Shonda Rhimes-produced Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder have all been renewed for the 2017-18 broadcast season, the Disney-owned network announced Friday.
The early pickups — typically reserved for the most high-profile shows from important producers — will bring Grey’s into its 14th season, Scandal to its seventh and Murder to its fourth. The fate of fellow Rhimes-produced drama The Catch has not yet been announced as the series will not premiere until Murder ends its run this season.
The early pickups comes as Scandal’s return has helped solidify ABC’s Thursday night, which also marked the return of the network’s “TGIT” branding. Since Scandal’s return, the TGIT lineup has helped ABC win Thursday night for the past three weeks in the core adults 18-49 demographic. Scandal’s Jan. 26 return — which featured the show’s president-elect murdered as he was giving his acceptance speech — helped fuel ABC to season highs.
“Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder continue to keep viewers on the edge of their seats and wanting more. I’m thrilled to bring back these shows and the OMG moments that come with them,” Dungey said of the early pickups.
Grey’s, starring Ellen Pompeo,ranks as ABC’s No. 1 show among the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demo, an impressive feat for a show in its 13th season. It’s also a top 10 series in the demo and the No. 3 drama on all of broadcast. Its midseason return on Jan. 26 marked its most-watched telecast since September 2014.
Scandal, starring Kerry Washington and Tony Goldwyn, was bumped to midseason to accommodate star Washington’s second pregnancy. Rhimes has noted that the series will likely feature a reduced episode order as the drama likely heads toward its endgame. The prolific producer has also noted that Scandal isn’t a show that will have the same longevity as a show like Grey’s given the rate in which it burns through plot. (Scandal scripts are 20 pages longer than the typical drama.) The series will mark its 100th episode this season and Dungey told THR in January that they’ve talked about an endgame. “It’s really going to be up to Shonda because she’s the person who really knows where she wants the story to go and where it will play out. I have always said that I will take as much Scandal as she will give me. We are in a universe where she’s comfortable with slightly shorter seasons but my plan is Scandal is back next year and after that, it’ll be a conversation that we’ll have to have.”
Murder, starring Viola Davis and from exec producer and Shondaland disciple Pete Nowalk, returned last month to a season high and its best performance in a year — driven largely by its Scandal lead-in.
Without Scandal at 9 p.m., ABC limped until its return in the slot after opening the season with freshman drama Notorious in the coveted post-Grey’s slot. The drama, which had its order reduced, is not expected to return.
All three shows are produced by Shondaland and exec producer Betsy Beers. They’re from ABC’s sibling studio, ABC Studios, where Rhimes and Beers’ Shondaland banner is under a lucrative overall deal. The company also has Still Star-Crossed (which will change its title) due later this season as well as a drama pilot in contention.
For ABC, these are the first drama renewals for the 2017-18 broadcast season. They join comedy The Middle, produced by Warner Bros. Television, as having scored early pickups. ABC also has at least one new show ordered straight to series for next season in Marvel’s The Inhumans, which will debut in Imax theaters over Labor Day before launching in September with expanded episodes on ABC.
October 2015 Inktober day 16.
(+coloured pencil this time)
Yumiru-sama. Ymir, how badass can you be… I totally love her. Always.
This whole inktober thing is very useful to me not just in a manner of general training, but it’s also an awesome opportunity to test out various ways to get good effects without much effort and with little time… you know, things useful when, well, I’ll be quiet now. Dun dun duuun…
wait so the football kids are bad? do they have bad intentions? are they bullies? do they insULT SOMEONE CAUSE I WILL FIGHT,
I wouldn’t say bullies, but they’re snooty, and they think they can get away with everything. Typical. Everyone in this god-forsaken school has a God-Complex- and there’s like, this ongoing rumor that Noah’s actually murdered someone. Noah is really kind of a jackass, but. I. You’ll see. You’ll See. No spoilers. You gotta wait ‘til next chapter.
So we’re taking a closer look at Jughead’s situation. THANK GOD.
These pictures look like it’s from a flashback, possibly explaining why Jughead had a falling out with his dad. Alcohol seems to be the reason. Plus, FP II still got a ring on, so possible Gladys and Jellybean Jones appearance maybe?
FINALLY, FINALLY, Jughead tells someone of his situation. We finally get a glimpse of the Jones’ home, which is also probably the lair of the Sunnyside Southside Serpents. Also it says NO PETS, so no Hotdog, dammit.
And what is this expedition everybody seems to be in? Are they all looking for Polly Cooper? From what era are the Blossoms? Are they gonna have a throwdown with the Coopers? And Betty finds Polly!
Jughead finds Sheriff Keller at school, I’m guessing at the Blue and Gold office, possibly admiring Bughead’s murder board.
Then Jughead gets taken in and questioned? Is that okay? Isn’t he a minor? Anyway, it looks like he’s being shown fingerprints, possibly lifted from what remained of Jason’s car. Jughead did touch the drugs in the car, so evidence… Sleuthing 101.
I’m guessing everybody finds out about Jughead’s homelessness here with the possibility of Jughead staying with the Andrews. Daddy Jones throwing a fit (HE’S MY SON! HE’S MY SON!) I’m ready to choke back tears already. But, he probably doesn’t get to have Jughead back because he’s an alcoholic, I dunno. Anyway, plaid is so in season at Riverdale rn.
And they all wind up at Pop’s with a Polly who finally found a comb and Cheryl makes an appearance (yay! Her parents haven’t murdered her yet). Also, you’re gonna be an aunt, Cheryl!
And finally some best friendship between Archie and Jughead. Ze boys probably got together at Pop’s because it’s their dads’ story time cause they seem cool now.
Oh, and Betty gets in on the plaid obsession. Cheryl’s probably just there to offer lessons on how to fashion.
✔️Clubs and Blood–Jerome smut? where he gets incredibly jealous where it gets to the point where he kills the guy right in front of you thats been flirting with you all night? and then ends with angry passionate s m u t ?
✔️Laughter is the best medicine–jerome fluff where the reader was held hostage and jerome saves her but shes hurt and he cares for her and is just super over protective? thank you so much and love your imagines!
✔️Number one fan–Can you do one where the reader is the number one crime boss/villain and Jerome admires her so much that he follows them around until he gets caught. Maybe they become partners, he gets jealous and stuff, and it has a pretty happy ending.
✔️Breaking out my baby–Imagine where the reader gets thrown in Arkham when Jerome is killed,since she was crying over his dead body and Jim saw this as an opportunity to arrest her.So when Jerome returns he goes to save her,finding her completely insane from being tortured
Jelly beans–Could you please do a fanfic where Jerome gets Jealous or one where he meets the reader in Arkham? Thank you! You’re a great reader! I look forward to reading more of your work soon! :)
Sticks and Stones? Staples and Thrones- You should do one where Jerome meets Harley for the first time after being all cut up. (Yet he’s somehow still beautiful!!) And he takes an immediate liking to her because she’s totally bad ass and doesn’t care about his scars? The rest is your imagination, I guess.
Don’t be so stupid–Could you do a rough kinky Jerome smut
Perfectly plump–Hi can you write something where Jerome reacts to someone making a rude comment about the readers weight? Thanks XxX
Lost and found–Could you do a Jerome imagine where he finds the reader after coming back to life
Monkey see monkey do–Jerome with a little kid who likes to mimick him and wants to be just like him? Murdering and all? It can be whenever in the time line
I’m the boss–I was thinking of a jerome x reader. Like maybe you’re part of the Maniax with him and you get in an argument with him during a job that gets a little rough. Maybe he pushes you against a wall or something? Maybe an “i’ll deal with you later” and so on and so forth.
Eye catching–I need me some Jerome circus imagine in my life!!! Maybe you could do one were the reader is into 80’s/90’s fashion and rocks it?. She’s blonde and loves clowns and freaky shit so when they bump into each other in Gotham’s carnival they’re both instantly stunned!? They could be super flirtatious and both as bad as one another. (P.S if you make the reader British I’ll love you for life
Has anyone seen my Harley?!–Could I get a Jerome fic? Him and Harley were already an established relationship and she was there with him the night he died, after he kills Dwight he goes to find her!! I need total worship of his face please :)) You can have whatever you want to happen just as long as they reunite.
Sweetie pie–Okay so Jerome always seems to have a sort of narcissistic additude right? What if there was a girl he’d known his whole life who he had on a pedestal? Like do no wrong, maybe even wanting the cult to worship her instead.
You wish!–Hi can you do an image of Jerome X Reader where everyone knows that the reader belongs to Jerome even after death so when Dwight tried to become Jerome he takes the reader and she keeps fighting him and saying things like he will never be Jerome so Dwight hits her on live t.v. causing Jerome to become furious and he saves the reader in the end.
King and Queen–Reader met him when he was in circus and both are crazy (XD) in love with each other. And have plans to be King and Queen of Gotham city. When Jerome is in Arkham he misses her so much. One day he find Queen of hearts card under his plate..and then Queen’s and hers entourage most epic and badass arrival in history.
I have end in my mind, but don’t want to tie you with to many details. So you have free hand, I guess. Just some mad fluff.
Sweet little monster–Jerome with a little kid who likes to mimick him and wants to be just like him? Murdering and all? It can be whenever in the time line
Have you learned nothing?!–Can you do an imagine where The reader is Jeromes ex and he finds them after they went on a date with another man and it turns into jealous smut?
Good Cop Bad Cop–Maybe Jerome could have a thing for, or be in love with, Jim Gordon’s fiancé or girlfriend before he died?And she finds reawakened Jerome instead of Lee?
Triangles–Can you do a imagine or headcanon where everyone likes the reader, as in they’re all cool with her & got her back, so when they find out she’s in a polyamorous relationship with Edward & Jerome (let’s pretend that Penguin isn’t head over heels for Ed ) they getting really upset cus shes basically everyone’s little sister & its just a bunch of funny dramatic fluff mess 😂😂😂 Also your work is awesome❤❤
Lookie here!–Hi I was wondering if you could do a Jerome imagine where he meets the reader at Arkham is always trying to her attention
Innocence is Pure–Do you think you could please make a fluffy imagine where the reader is not into the whole, “murder yay” thing (I guess you can say she’s a bit innocent), so Jerome is a bit sensitive/careful around her? Idk, something different than when the reader is a bad girl.
Now that’s interesting–I love your blog and you’re writing can I request a Jerome Smut where he’s just been bought back to life and he comes to find and sees your dating some one else and gets jealous . So he shows you who you belong to
Nice Effects!–Can I request an imagine where Jerome is back from the dead and on the hunt for his face when he meets reader and she points him to Dwight and when Jerome finally gets his face and puts it back on they can kiss and have some naughty times lol?
The best people are–reader being a normal teen girl and then being crazy and then being a maniac and then being jerome’s girlfriend or something, i can’t be more clear XD
Small but violent–could I maybe get a fic where Jerome is just wandering the streets to just cause chaos, and sees the reader and decides to mess with her. but he seriously underestimates what they’re capable of and he likes her dark side. I hope that makes sense and I gotta say I love your work. Makes my day.
Chicken noodle soup–Can you do a request with Jerome where he comes home “after work” to a sick gf and they just have a cuddly moment wrapped up in the covers and just fluff
Red as blood–Jerome request His not-so-sane plans for valentine’s day? Humorous yet smutty, maybe x
Familiar– Can I request an imagine where the reader and Jerome both come back from the dead and don’t remember each other. But then Jerome remembers the reader after a near death experience
Armed and ready–Could you do a Jerome smut where he is in a relationship with s crazy evil girl y/n and he basically gets arrested and then y/n bursts into the prison covered in weapons and saves him then they have rough sex with a lot of biting from Jerome
Entertainment–can you please make an imagine where the reader is like the hottest stripper at the club and jerome notice how good she looks and can’t stop looking at her so he take her to his place and they well you know. Thank you!!
Roof tops and dark ally ways–Can I have an imagine where Jerome stalks
Who even likes sticks?–Can I have an imagine where I’m curvy and Jerome has a crush
I headcanon that Lon'qu and Olivia are close-ish or friendly with each other before they join the Shepherds (my Lonlivia bias is showing bad i'm sorry), so when Henry and Olivia become A Thing I imagine Lon'qu tries to vet him to make sure Olivia will be safe with him. So much of his gynophobia stems from the death of a friend of course the grinning kid who thinks death's a joke would set off alarm bells. After a while Lonk warms up to Henry but I like the idea that Henry gloms onto (1/2)
(2/2) Lon'qu right away. Both because I think it’d be funny and because Henry sees him taking and interest in him and figures Lon'qu’s trying to make friends with him. After getting to know him well enough (and possibly bonding over awful childhoods) Lon'qu realizes he cares too. Olivia’s just glad they’re both getting along and no one’s been stabbed
im fuckigng laughinhg because ‘vet him’ and ‘no ones been stabbed’