12:30pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'How to Get Away With Murder' Sets Cute Family Reunion
ABC's How to Get Away With Murder is busting out a case of the "awwwwws."
Actor Julius Tennon, the producing partner — and husband — of leading lady Viola Davis has been tapped to guest-star in an upcoming episode of the Shondaland drama.
Details about Tennon's guest role, in true Shondaland fashion, are being kept under wraps.
Tennon is the co-president of JuVee Productions, which he and Davis founded. (The company also has an overall deal with How to Get Away With Murder producers ABC Studios.)
Murder becomes the latest time that Tennon and Davis have shared screen time together, joining Laws of Chance, The Architect and the JuVee-produced films Custody and Lila & Eve as well as the Mark Taper Forum production of Intimate Apparel. He is repped by Lasher Group.
As for the name JuVee, Tennon previously explained it to THR: "When we started our production company, it was called Mandinka Productions, and there was already a Mandinka Inc., and we were told to come up with something different — and do it quickly. We spend a lot of time discussing things in our Jacuzzi, and after two days we landed on JuVee. It's a take on Julius and Viola's nickname, Vee. It's catchy and simplified to just the two of us and our very Victorian-sounding names."
(There's no word if Tennon and Davis will be able to share Jacuzzi time on Murder.)
Murder returns Thursday, Sept. 28 at 10 p.m. on ABC.