ABC announced on Friday that they renewed their three TGIT dramas for the 2017-18 season. It will be an impressive 14th season for Grey's Anatomy, a 7th season for Scandal, and a 4th season for How to Get Away with Murder. None of these renewals were ever in doubt and though they are not as red hot as they once were, they are still a very solid lineup together. It is likely that Grey's will continue to be a full season and Murder contractually only does 16 episodes a year. The question mark is Scandal, which had a shorter season this year due to Kerry Washington's pregnancy. Will it continue as a midyear entry or will it be back in the fall?
The three dramas join The Middle as official renewals for next year. Sure to join them are Dancing with the Stars, The Bachelor, The Goldbergs, Modern Family, Black-ish, and Shark Tank. Also looking good are American Housewife, Fresh Off the Boat Speechless, Designated Survivor, Last Man Standing, and probably Dr. Ken, On the bubble are Quantico, The Real O'Neals, and Once Upon a Time, and it's not happening for Conviction, Notorious, and Secrets and Lies. Still to premiere are Time After Time and Imaginary Mary and new seasons of American Crime and The Catch.