Looks like our Thursday nights just got a little bit sweeter! According to reports, a new Shonda Rhimes series might be making it’s way to the beloved "Thank God It's Thursday" lineup, which already consists of Rhimes created dramas “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal” and “How To Get Away With Murder."
ABC announced the exciting news on Monday that they were ordering a slew of new pilots, one being a project straight out of Shondaland. So what kind of TV masterpiece are viewers in for? Well, it's reported that the Rhimes and Betsy Beers created thriller, “The Catch,” focuses on a female forensic accountant who exposes fraudulent acts for a living. However, the protagonist’s once fulfilled life will be turned topsy-turvy when she decides to take on a threatening case, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
TVLine elaborated on the plot of “The Catch,” teasing the ironic twist to the story line. The crime-stopping main character will discover that the man she’s about to marry is actually deceiving her in an “expertly planned” con. The collision will then launch the two “lovers” into a “dangerous game of cat and mouse.”
The Wrap revealed that Jennifer Schuur ("Hannibal") is working on the pilot as a writer, along with co-producers Helen Gregory ("No Angels"), Kate Atkinson ("Wentworth Prison") and executive producer/director Julie Anne Robinson ("The Last Song").
The other pilots picked up by ABC are “Broad Squad,” a series created by “Gossip Girl” showrunners Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz. The series is inspired by true events and tells the story of the first four women to graduate from the Boston Police Academy in 1978. Another pilot being given a trial run is “Chev & Bev,” a comedy starring Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo. The comedy will follow the retired couple as they're abruptly asked to raise their grandchildren. The final pilot picked up by ABC is also a side-splitter, according to reports. “The Untitled Dan Savage Project,” which is reportedly based on the real-life columnist, will follow the positive changes in the writer’s life following the event of his youngest son coming out.
Are you excited for the new pilots picked up by ABC? Sound off in the comments section below which series you’re most excited to see on ABC.