ABC Reportedly Canceling ‘How to Get Away with Murder’ in 2019

Famous ABC crime series, “How to Get Away with Murder” is reportedly going to come to a halt this year after its sixth season. 

ABC has thrown the internet into a haze of disappointment after news outlet aired reports that they plan to end “How to Get Away with Murder” at its sixth season. 


The show kicked off way back in 2014 and has, therefore, enjoyed a five-year run on television. During this time, it has risen to become a fan-favourite series and has also received numerous accolades including an American Film Institute Award for Television Program of the Year, a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Drama Series and an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Drama Series.

Created by Peter Nowalk, the show has been a significant part of ABC’s Thursday programming block alongside “Grey's Anatomy” and “Station 19” since it premiered. Fans have been looking forward to the 15-episode upcoming season, and the new update that it will be the show’s last has left most of them devastated. 

The new season, set to premiere late September, however, promises to be a lot of fun as always. It will follow Professor Annalise Keating’s (Davis) class through their final semester in law school even as the deception, fear and guilt binding Professor Keating to her students prove deadlier than ever. 


Karey Burke, the President of ABC Entertainment, made a public statement and thanked the brains behind the show’s success. She started off thanking Viola Davis, who she explained had become a part of history thanks to her “unforgettable portrayal of iconic female anti-hero, Annalise Keating.”

 Burke said:

“I am eternally grateful to her [Davis], Pete Nowalk and Shondaland for creating and bringing to life such a smart, sophisticated and groundbreaking series that has long been an integral part of Thursday nights on ABC.”

According to Deadline, Nowalk, the award-winning creator of the series, also had a few words to say about the nearing end. He said:

“Deciding to end this series was a brutal decision, but ultimately, the story tells you what to do—as it did here. For me, Annalise Keating’s journey has always had a clear ending.”

He finished his lengthy message by appreciating fans for their support and even naming the show, “the most rewarding experience” he has had in the past six years.

As if to add to the thrill of watching the final season, Nowalk also hinted that the new season is full of “twists and turns and all the craziness" the show is famously known for. 

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