Cicely Tyson to Guest Star on How to Get Away with Murder

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Cicely Tyson is headed to ABC.

The actress - who appeared opposite Viola Davis on the big screen in The Help - will appear in at least one episode of How to Get Away with Murder Season 1.

Details on the role, however, are being kept under wraps.

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Tyson joins the Marcia Gay Harden as a guest star on the back half of How to Get Away with Murder's first season, which kicks off on Thursday, January 29.

Tyson's impressive small screen resume, meanwhile, has led to 11 Emmy Award nominations.

NOTE: You can always watch How to Get Away with Murder online any time you need to catch up on this beloved ABC drama.

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Never take a learning opportunity away from another student. No matter how smart you need everyone to think you are.

Annalise Keating

You call it crazy. I call it winning.

Annalise [to D.A. Wendy Parks]