Shondaland Productions is staying strong as ABC announced Thursday that The Catch will get a second season and the Romeo and Juliet inspired Still Star-Crossed is also being picked up to series.
Still Star-Crossed is a period drama that just wrapped production in Spain. It takes place in the aftermath of Shakespeare's most famous play and stars Wade Briggs (Home and Away) as Benvolio Montague, Lashana Lynch (The 7.39) as Rosaline, and Reign's Torrance Coombs as Paris.
The Catch premiered earlier this spring after How to Get Away with Murder wrapped its sophomore season and pulled in "dramatically" lower ratings according to The Hollywood Reporter. A second season pickup could give the show time to find its feet, and also help ABC plug the hole left by Scandal's shorter season due to Kerry Washington's pregnancy.
The announcement didn't say how many episodes either The Catch or Still Star-Crossed would be getting, which leaves room to rearrange Shondaland's current "TGIT" lineup. The Catch could continue to split the year with HTGAWM in the 10 p.m. hour while Still Star-Crossed takes over 9 p.m. when Scandal wraps early.
THR also reports that ABC passed on he Shondaland comedy from Greg Grunberg and Scandal's Scott Foley that would star Grey's Anatomy's Jerrika Hinton, meaning the Shonda will have to stay in the drama lane for at least one season longer.
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