By Will Robinson
September 24, 2015 at 12:00 PM EDT

It was a long summer without Olivia Pope, Annalise Keating, and Meredith Grey, but at last the Shondaland stars (who recently graced EW’s cover) have returned. Fans took to Twitter to express their excitement for the season premieres of Grey’s AnatomyScandal, and How to Get Away With Murder — and so did the series’ intrepid stars.

The tweets began early:


Celebrity fans also couldn’t wait to see the shows back in action.

And then it all kicked off.

The competition couldn’t help but be stoked.

Naturally, EW staffers were also thrilled.

Sorry, West Coasters. Hopefully you weren’t on Twitter. Take it from the How to Get Away With Murder creator.

Jump in for next week’s #TGIT and Shondaland stretch, which begins at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.