‘E.T.’s’ Obsession: 6 New Fall TV Shows

by | August 7, 2014 at 12:42 PM | ABC, Black Entertainment, Can't Stop Watching, Entertainment Tonight, Fall TV 2014, Fall TV Preview, Grey's Anatomy, How To Get Away with Murder, Scandal, TV News

"How to Get Away with Murder" stars Viola Davis as Professor Annalise Keating. (Photo: ABC/Craig Sjodin)

I know you’re enjoying the warm summer weather but aren’t you looking forward to TV’s new fall shows?

I know I am.

And so are the folks at “Entertainment Tonight,” who’ve compiled a list of the top new fall shows its Facebook fans are obsessing over. The No. 1 show on our lists? ABC’s “How to Get Away with Murder,” a new series starring Oscar-nominee Viola Davis. From the creative mind of Shonda Rhimes (don’t you just love her?), Viola stars as Annalise Keating, a “brilliant, charismatic and seductive” criminal law professor, in this “masterful, sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller,” as described by ABC. It also stars Alfie Enoch (he played Dean Thomas in the “Harry Potter” films) as Wes and Aja Naomi King as Michaela, two of the four law students that Annalise becomes entangled with.

“She’s sexual, she’s vulnerable, she’s cunning, she’s not necessarily likable,” Viola tells “E.T.”

Mmmhmmm…See why I’m looking forward to this?

It will premiere at 10 p.m. ET on Sept. 25, just after “Scandal” (Shonda has ABC’s Thursday nights on lock. She’ll have three series--“Grey’s Anatomy,” ”Scandal” and “How to Get Away with Murder”–airing during the 8 p.m.-10 p.m. ET block.).

Curious about the other shows listed? Here are a couple of clues: one stars Jada Pinkett Smith, another Octavia Spencer and the third has Alfre Woodard as the president of the United States. Intrigued? I thought so.

“E.T.’s” list of top fall TV shows

“How to Get Away with Murder” teaser

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