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Shonda Rhimes Will Move Shondaland To Netflix With New Deal


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Shonda Rhimes is without a doubt one of the most prolific executive producers in television, with the mastermind bringing such shows as 'Grey's Anatomy', 'How To Get Away With Murder' and 'Scandal' to the small screen via US TV network, ABC. Now though, Shonda's taking her production company Shondaland to a different home, after inking an exciting new deal.

Shonda Rhimes is one of the biggest talents in TVShonda Rhimes is one of the biggest talents in TV

Signing a multi-year agreement with Netflix to produce new series and other projects on the platform, Rhimes will move alongside her long-term producing partner Betsy Beers. There's no word yet on exactly what will be appearing on the streamer, but those working behind-the-scenes are clearly very excited about the move.

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ABC Discuss Decision To End 'Scandal'


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For six seasons to-date and a seventh set for next year, Kerry Washington has brought creator Shonda Rhimes' character Olivia Pope to life in the political drama 'Scandal', airing on ABC. Bringing in some big numbers when it comes to demographics, the show has been a colossal success for the network and a true staple in the week of millions of viewers across the globe.

Shonda Rhimes' long-running series 'Scandal' is coming to an endShonda Rhimes' long-running series 'Scandal' is coming to an end

Earlier this month however, it was revealed that the show's seventh season would be its last. Olivia Pope's story was coming to an end quicker than some had expected, just months after Rhimes had revealed she had to scrap an entire storyline about a Russian election hacking drama, simply because of its real-life relevance following the recent US Presidential Election.

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Shonda Rhimes Struggles Writing 'Scandal' In Current Real-Life Political Climate


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Shonda Rhimes is one of the modern days most successful television writers. Bringing such shows as 'Grey's Anatomy' and 'How To Get Away With Murder' to the small screen, she enjoys a host of accolades and award nominations each years for her various creations, and 'Scandal' is no exception.

Kerry Washington plays Olivia Pope in 'Scandal'Kerry Washington plays Olivia Pope in 'Scandal'

Starring Kerry Washington in the lead role of Olivia Pope, the series has told some of the wackiest and insane stories straight from Washington for almost six full seasons now. Whether it's to do with the various relationships going on inside the Oval Office, unexpected murders or even a character eating her own wrists, the show certainly has something for everybody watching.

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Shonda Rhimes at ABC's celebration for the 100th episode of 'Scandal' held at Fig & Olive in West Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 8th April 2017

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Shonda Rhimes, Kerry Washington and Betsy Beers
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Shonda Rhimes at the Essence 10th Annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards Gala held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Thursday 23rd February 2017

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Shonda Rhimes Speaks Out On Why 'Grey's Anatomy's' Derek Shepherd Had To Die


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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ creator Shonda Rhimes has finally given some insight as to why Derek Shepherd, Patrick Dempsey’s character on the hit ABC show, had to die at the end of last season. The show runner said that killing off the fan-favorite character was really the only choice she had, in order to preserve Meredith and Derek’s story of 'true love'.

Shonda RhimesShonda Rhimes has finally spoken about the decision to kill off Derek in ‘Grey’s Anatomy’.

"The decision to have the character die the way that he did was not a difficult one in the sense of what were the options?" Rhimes said during the 2015 Summer TCA press tour. "Either Derek was going to walk out on Meredith and leave her high and dry, and what was that going to mean?"

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Shonda Rhimes Will Publish First Book 'Year Of Yes' This November


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As the creator of ‘Scandal’, ‘Grey's Anatomy’ and ‘How to Get Away With Murder’, Shonda Rhimes is by far one of the most powerful and successful forces in television. But the queen of Shondaland is about to add another title to her impressive resume, as she gets set to publish her first book this fall.

Shonda RhimesShonda Rhimes’ first book is due out in November.

Year of Yes was announced today and is set to hit shelves this November, just in time of the holiday season. According to the press release from publisher Simon & Schuster, the novel will detail a year in Rhimes’ life when she was set a very interesting challenge, to just say yes to everything.

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Shonda Rhimes And Patrick Dempsey Speak After That 'Grey's Anatomy' Shocker


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Wether you got to watch it first or you had the internet spoil it for you, Thursday’s episode of ‘Grey Anatomy’ featured one of the most shocking twists in TV history, a main character death that no one saw coming. Spoiler alert; this one’s going to be tough.

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Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, actor Patrick Dempsey who played doctor Derek Shepherd for 10 years on the ABC drama, tried to give some insight into the shocking decision to kill of the fan favourite character.

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'Greys Anatomy' Writer Shonda Rhimes Wouldn't List Lady Gaga's Oscar Performance Among Her Favourite Things


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Most may have been suitably impressed by Lady GaGa’s tribute to The Sound of Music during Sunday’s Oscars ceremony, but one viewer who just couldn't get into it was ‘Greys Anatomy’ creator Shonda Rhimes. Yes the ‘Scandal’ showrunner tweeted her disapproval during Gaga’s big moment and even thought Maria herself, Julie Andrews, must have felt the same.

Lady GagaLady Gaga won over many with her Oscars performance

"That was not okay, I mean, Idina is there. She is right there. RIGHT THERE,” " Rhimes told her Twitter followers on Sunday. Adding, "And oh dear God, Julie (Andrews) had to hear that. #Oscars2015.”

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Betsy Beers and Shonda Rhimes - The 2014 Crystal + Lucy Awards at Hyatt Regency Century Plaza - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 11th June 2014

ABC Expanding Partnerships With Shonda Rhimes, Marvel With Fall Pickups


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The series pickup frenzy is hitting ABC this week, with the channel announcing orders for five new series so far. Two of the pickups are rather unsurprising. One is the suspence thriller How to Get Away with Murder, developed by Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers – ABC’s resident hitmakers behind Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal. The series stars Viola Davis as a "brilliant, charismatic and seductive" law professor who gets entangled with four students from her class. Just wait till Twitter sinks its teeth into this one.

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Shonda Rhimes is bringing a third potential hit to ABC this fall.

Then there’s Marvel’s Agent Carter, continuing ABC’s successful collaboration with Marvel. The new series pickup comes on the heels of ABC’s renewal of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The series stars Captain America's Hayley Atwell and takes place a year after the events of Captain America: The First Avenger. According to the LA Times, it follows the story of Peggy Carter as she battles sexism in the 1940s and builds a career as a secret agent. The series sounds like a good choice to tap into the ongoing discussion about hot topics like feminism, sexism in the workplace and so on. Plus, it would give an even more comprehensive look at the Marvel universe from “ye olde days”, which is always a good thing.

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Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers - The 66th Annual DGA Awards 2014 Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 26th January 2014

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Lisa Kudrow Lands Role In Scandal's Third Season


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Friends actress Lisa Kudrow has been picked for a recurring role in ABC's smash-hit drama Scandal and it is being speculated that she will play a politician in the White House. In other words, it's safe to say we won't be hearing any 'Smelly Cat' renditions coming from the serious political series' new recruit.

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Friends Actress Gracing TV Screen Once More This Fall.

Scandal's third season will debut on 3rd October on ABC and will further follow the story of political fixer Olivia Pope, who is played by the Emmy-nominated Kerry Washington. The show focusses on Pope's crisis management firm and its involvement in White House government affairs.

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Grey’s Anatomy Losing An Original - Shonda Rhimes Is Upset


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As ABC’s top scripted drama, and having run for nearly 10 seasons now, Grey’s Anatomy’s characters are household names, and familiar faces, too. And that’s why Sandra Oh's exit has hit showrunner Shonda Rimes so hard.

Sandra OhSandra Oh at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Awards

Oh plays the confident Dr. Cristina Yang, and has done so for eight years on the popular medical drama. “Creatively, I really feel like I gave it my all, and I feel ready to let her go,” she revealed of her exit. “It’s such an interesting thing to play a character for so long and to actually get the sense that she wants to be let go as well.” (The Mail)

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Kerry Washington and Shonda Rhimes - 44th NAACP Image Awards - PressRoom Los Angeles California USA Friday 1st February 2013

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