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'How To Get Away With Murder' Gets Full Season Order From ABC

HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER - 'How to Get Away with Murder' stars Viola  Davis as Professor Annalise Keating. (Photo by Craig
HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER - 'How to Get Away with Murder' stars Viola Davis as Professor Annalise Keating. (Photo by Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images)

Happy Friday, "Murder" lovers: "How To Get Away With Murder" has received a full season order from ABC.

The Shonda Rhimes-produced drama will now officially air 15 episodes. According to Deadline, the smaller order (a typical full season would be 22 episodes) comes from star Viola Davis' deal with the network, which is designed to leave her time to pursue feature projects. Such arrangements are common for film stars attached to small screen series.

Since its first episode, "Murder" has been a huge ratings success. It is the biggest 10 p.m. drama debut for adults 18-49 in two years.

Listen closely, and you can hear the sounds of millions of Thursday night calendars being cleared.

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