'Scandal' and 'How to Get Away with Murder' Are Crossing Over
'Scandal' and 'How to Get Away with Murder' Are Crossing Over
Derek Stauffer
Derek Stauffer
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder have always been connected. Thanks to them both airing on ABC's block of TGIT and their mutual executive producer of Shonda Rhimes, the two series can't help but be linked. Now, though, it appears as if the two shows are confirmed to be in the same universe with an upcoming crossover.


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Deadline reports the two series cross over later this season. How to Get Away with Murder in its fourth season, while Scandal is wrapping up its run in season 7. While there have been jokes and fan hopes that the three main TGIT shows, Grey's Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder would crossover, this is the first time serious plans have materialized. 

While the exact details of the crossover (such as when, where and how it will happen) have yet to be nailed down the leads of both shows (and Shonda Rhimes herself) have offered some hints. Kerry Washington and Viola Davis have posted pictures of themselves on the other show's sets on their Instagram accounts. In the posts both actresses trade (facetious) comments about their locations. 




Hey @KerryWashington, guess where I am?!

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Of any of the Shondaland shows, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder do seem like the two to most naturally crossover. Though it takes place in the world of politics, Scandal has been no stranger to legal cases throughout its run. Attorney David Rosen was (and continues to be) a huge part of Olivia's adventures on the show. It's very reasonable to assume then that somehow the Scandal crew will find themselves interacting with HTGAWM's Annalise and the rest of the lawyer characters. 

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Shona Rhimes' social media post is much more concrete than either actress. On her Twitter account, Rhimes posted a picture of the script of the crossover episode. It shows off the moment when Annalise introduces herself to Olivia and the rest.  


 Per confrimation from ABC, this meeting will launch the crossover. It will begin on Scandal and carry over to How to Get Away with Murder

But what do you think? Is a crossover between the two shows a good idea? Are you excited? What are your theories on how it could all play out? 

Scandal will return Thursday, January 18 at 9/8c on ABC. How to Get Away With Murder will follow immediately after at 10/9c. 


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