Donald Trumps Shonda: Inauguration Special Postpones TGIT Premiere
JEFF PERRY, KERRY WASHINGTON, scandal, midseason premiere
The sighs of "Thanks, Obama" from upset fans when a presidential event would interrupt regularly scheduled programming might have to be replaced with "Thanks, Trump" rather quickly.
ABC announced today that an hourlong pre-inauguration 20/20 special titled America's First Family: The Trumps Go to Washington will air Jan. 19 at 10/9c, preceded by repeats of Grey's Anatomy and Scandal at 8/7c and 9/8c, respectively. The network's TGIT (Thank God It's Thursday) lineup of Shonda Rhimes productions—Scandal, Grey's Anatomy and How to Get Away With Murder—were supposed to return to the schedule as a trio that night. Instead, viewers will have to wait until Jan. 26 to see new episodes of the ShondaLand shows.
According to ABC, "the move was made in order to accommodate the ABC News special and to ensure that TGIT returned with three original episodes."
Fans of the social-media driven shows reacted to the news on Twitter, with the hashtag #TGIT rising up the trending charts soon after news broke Monday evening.
— TriniPrincess (@TriniPrincess) January 10, 2017
Why would someone wanna watch a inauguration for a nasty person when they could be watching Ellen, Kerry and Viola slay for 3 hours #TGIT
— Niles (@thekeating5ive) January 10, 2017
— C (@haegorgeous) January 10, 2017
Grey's Anatomy, winter premiere now airs Thursday Jan. 26, 8/7c, ABC
Scandal, winter premiere now airs Thursday, Jan. 26, 9/8c, ABC
How to Get Away With Murder, winter premiere now airs Thursday, Jan. 26, 10/9c, ABC