10:45am PT by Lesley Goldberg
ABC Schedules 'American Crime,' 'Secrets and Lies'
ABC is firming up its midseason plans.
The network has scheduled John Ridley's American Crime and murder-mystery Secrets and Lies while also firming up the season finale date for breakout How to Get Away With Murder.
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The 10-episode drama Secrets and Lies, starring Ryan Phillippe and Juliette Lewis, will debut on Sunday, March 1, with a two-hour debut from 9 to 11 p.m. before moving into its regular 9-10 p.m. slot the following week. It replaces sophomore drama Resurrection, which has had a limited season two order.
The 11-episode American Crime, starring Felicity Huffman and Timothy Hutton, will take over the Thursday 10 p.m. slot currently occupied by Pete Nowalk's Viola Davis starrer How to Get Away With Murder starting March 5. Murder, from exec producer Shonda Rhimes, will wrap up its breakout freshman season with a two-hour season finale on Feb. 26.