Donald Trumps Shonda: Inauguration Special Postpones TGIT Premiere

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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