ABC's Scandal will crossover with How to Get Away with Murder on March 1

Two of Shonda Rhime's popular Thursday night "TGIT" shows, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder, will crossover and ABC is giving us the first look at the two episodes. (Courtesy: Kerry Washington, Instagram @kerrywashington)

Two of Shonda Rhime's popular Thursday night "TGIT" shows, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder, will crossover and ABC is giving us the first look at the two episodes.

The two shows will each air an episode on March 1 with cast members from the two shows guest starring on each show.

The Scandal episode titled, "Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself," will air at 9 p.m. on March 1 on ABC. The episode focuses on Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) getting an unexpected visitor, criminal defense attorney Annalise Keating (Viola Davis.) Keating seeks Pope's help in fast-tracking a judicial reform class action lawsuit to the United States Supreme Court. In addition to Davis, Aja Naomi King will guest star.

The How to Get Away with Murder episode, titled "Lahey. v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania" will air right after the Scandal episode at 10 p.m. on March 1 on ABC. The episode focuses on Keating's class-action lawsuit as it hangs in the balance. Keating gets an assist from Pope, who proves to be crucial in getting the opportunity to argue her case in the nation's highest court. In addition to Washington, Cornelius Smith Jr. will guest star.

The episode was first announced in early January of 2018. Scandal star Kerry Washington and How to Get Away with Murder's star Viola Davis both shared images on their official Instagram accounts.

This is the first time the two shows will crossover and likely the last. Scandal's series finale will air on April 19 on ABC.

“Scandal” stars Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, Guillermo Diaz as Huck, Darby Stanchfield as Abby Whelan, Katie Lowes as Quinn Perkins, Tony Goldwyn as President Fitzgerald Grant, Jeff Perry as Cyrus Beene, Joshua Malina as David Rosen, Bellamy Young as President Mellie Grant, Scott Foley as Jake Ballard, Joe Morton as Rowan Pope, Cornelius Smith Jr. as Marcus Walker and George Newbern as Charlie.

“Scandal” was created by Shonda Rhimes (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “How to Get Away with Murder”). Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “How to Get Away with Murder”), and Mark Fish are executive producers. “Scandal” is produced by ABC Studios.

“How to Get Away with Murder” stars Oscar®-winner Viola Davis as Professor Annalise Keating, Billy Brown as Detective Nate Lahey, Jack Falahee as Connor Walsh, Aja Naomi King as Michaela Pratt, Matt McGorry as Asher Millstone, Karla Souza as Laurel Castillo, Charlie Weber as Frank Delfino, Liza Weil as Bonnie Winterbottom and Conrad Ricamora as Oliver Hampton.

“How to Get Away with Murder” is created and executive produced by Pete Nowalk (“Scandal,” “Grey’s Anatomy”). Shonda Rhimes (“Scandal,” “Grey’s Anatomy”) and Betsy Beers (“Scandal,” “Grey’s Anatomy”) also serve as executive producers. The series is produced by ABC Studios.

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