‘How to Get Away With Murder’ to end with season 6 on ABC

The upcoming sixth season of “How to Get Away With Murder” will be its last.

The news comes only a day after it was revealed that the first Shondaland series under Shonda Rhimes’ colossal Netflix deal will debut in 2020. Rhimes left ABC for the streamer last year after more than a decade with the studio.

However, the mega producer will still have ties with the Disney-owned network for at least another year, as ABC handed out a two-season renewal to “Grey’s Anatomy” back in May. Rhimes also has “Grey’s” spinoff “Station 19” still going at ABC, and although that series was renewed for a third season at the same time, it remains to be seen how much longer it lasts past the 2019-2020 season as Rhimes continues to reign back her ABC properties. A couple other ABC-Shondaland collaborations, namely “Scandal” and “For the People,” ended their runs last year.

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HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER - Whos Dead - Annalise receives a tip about A.D.A. Atwood that leads to a heated confrontation with Nate. Meanwhile, the deadly events leading up to Annalises house fire reveal whos under the sheet, on the winter finale of How to Get Away with Murder, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (Nicole Wilder/ABC via Getty Images) KARLA SOUZA, ALFRED ENOCH
HOT TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER - 'It's For the Greater Good' - Annalise takes on a case for the greater good and quickly realizes the stakes are much higher than she originally thought. Meanwhile, Laurel asks Michaela to help get information regarding Wes' death and Connor makes a major life decision that is not supported by the group. In a flash-forward, a surprising confrontation during the night of the crime is revealed, on 'How to Get Away with Murder,' THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Mitch Haaseth/ABC via Getty Images) KARLA SOUZA
HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER - 'I'm Going Away' - In the wake of Wes' tragic death, Annalise returns to her family home to pick up the pieces of her shattered life, and realizes that, in order to rebuild, she must make a tough and shocking decision. Meanwhile, 'the Keating 4' all face an uncertain future while Laurel becomes obsessed with finding out what actually happened to Wes the night he died. In a flash-forward, a terrifying crime is committed and everyone is a suspect on the highly anticipated season four premiere of 'How to Get Away with Murder,' THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Mitch Haaseth/ABC via Getty Images) AJA NAOMI KING, KARLA SOUZA
HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER - 'Always Bet Black' - Annalise presents her class with a high-profile murder case that pushes even the Keating 5's morals, while Laurel makes a shocking discovery through an unlikely source, on 'How to Get Away with Murder,' THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Nicole Wilder/ABC via Getty Images) KARLA SOUZA
HOT TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER - 'It's For the Greater Good' - Annalise takes on a case for the greater good and quickly realizes the stakes are much higher than she originally thought. Meanwhile, Laurel asks Michaela to help get information regarding Wes' death and Connor makes a major life decision that is not supported by the group. In a flash-forward, a surprising confrontation during the night of the crime is revealed, on 'How to Get Away with Murder,' THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Mitch Haaseth/ABC via Getty Images) CONRAD RICAMORA, KARLA SOUZA
HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER - 'He's Dead' - As a police investigation gets underway after Simon's accidental shooting, the 'K4' deal with a new set of obstacles. Meanwhile, a distraught Annalise finds herself in an unimaginable situation as Laurel and her baby struggle to cling to life on 'How to Get Away with Murder,' THURSDAY, JAN. 18 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (Mitch Haaseth via Getty Images) CHARLIE WEBER, KARLA SOUZA
HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER - 'Wes' - Annalise and the Keating 4 test the limits of how far they'll go to save themselves while the chilling details from the night of the fire reveal who killed Wes. The two-hour season finale of 'How to Get Away with Murder' will air on THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23 (9:01-11:00 p.m. EST) on the ABC Television Network. (Richard Cartwright/ABC via Getty Images) KARLA SOUZA, MATT MCGORRY
HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER - 'Go Cry Somewhere Else' - Tensions in the courtroom run high, as the prosecution seeks to bring forth a new charge against Annalise. Meanwhile, Nate uncovers a crucial piece of information that could threaten his own innocence, as detectives call Oliver in for questioning on 'How to Get Away with Murder,' THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (Richard Cartwright/ABC via Getty Images) KARLA SOUZA, ALFRED ENOCH
HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER - 'Call It Mother's Intuition' - Annalise and her students take on a case defending siblings who have been charged with conspiracy to commit murder against their mother. Meanwhile, Frank's actions lead to a painful consequence, on 'How to Get Away with Murder,' THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Mitch Haaseth/ABC via Getty Images) KARLA SOUZA
HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER - 'It's About Frank' - The mystery behind the Annalise 'killer' flyers takes a surprising twist. Meanwhile, Frank's troubled past is exposed and a shocking new discovery changes everything about the night of the fire, on 'How to Get Away with Murder,' THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Richard Cartwright/ABC via Getty Images) KARLA SOUZA, JACK FALAHEE, AJA NAOMI KING
HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER - 'Don't Tell Annalise' - The fate of a young client is jeopardized after the Philadelphia Bar Association disciplinary board discovers damaging information about Annalise. Meanwhile, Frank commits a shocking act that someone close to him must deal with, on 'How to Get Away with Murder,' THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Mitch Haaseth/ABC via Getty Images) JACK FALAHEE, BEHZAD DABU, ALFRED ENOCH, AJA NAOMI KING, KARLA SOUZA
HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER - 'Always Bet Black' - Annalise presents her class with a high-profile murder case that pushes even the Keating 5's morals, while Laurel makes a shocking discovery through an unlikely source, on 'How to Get Away with Murder,' THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Nicole WIlder/ABC via Getty Images) ESAI MORALES, KARLA SOUZA
HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER - 'What Happened to You, Annalise?' - A few weeks have passed since Wes shot Annalise. Wes and The Keating 5 deal with the fallout from that night, as Annalise is faced with a complicated road to recovery on 'How to Get Away with Murder,' THURSDAY FEBRUARY 11 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Gilles Mingasson/ABC via Getty Images) ALFRED ENOCH, KARLA SOUZA
HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER - ABC's 'How to Get Away with Murder' stars Karla Souza as Laurel Castillo. (Photo by Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 15: ABC's 'How to Get Away with Murder' actress Karla Souza poses for a portrait during ABC's 2014 TCA summer press tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 15, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/ABC/ABC via Getty Images)
HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER - 'Always Bet Black' - Annalise presents her class with a high-profile murder case that pushes even the Keating 5's morals, while Laurel makes a shocking discovery through an unlikely source, on 'How to Get Away with Murder,' THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Nicole WIlder/ABC via Getty Images) KARLA SOUZA
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The fifth season of “How to Get Away With Murder” ended with yet another twist — Laurel (Karla Souza) and her infant son went missing — but also some answers to the season-long questions about who was behind the murder of Nate’s father, as well as the true identity of the new student worming his way into Annalise’s (Viola Davis) class and life.

The series stars Davis, Billy Brown, Jack Falahee, Aja Naomi King, Matt McGorry, Souza, Charlie Weber, Liza Weil, Conrad Ricamora, Rome Flynn, Amirah Vann and Timothy Hutton.

Pete Nowalk created the series and serves as showrunner. Rhimes, Beers and Stephen Cragg also serve as executive producers. “How to Get Away With Murder” averaged 2.8 million total viewers during its fifth season, earning a 0.67 in the 18-49 demographic.

Rhimes revealed last year that she already has eight projects, including the Julie Andrews-starring “Bridgerton,” set up at Netflix as part of her initial development slate under her new overall deal with the company. Others include a drama about New York con artist Anna Delvey and the comedy “Sunshine Scouts.”

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