TV mega-producer Shonda Rhimes already has her hands full with a ratings-heavy monopoly on ABC’s Thursday night programming, and her company Shondaland has landed The Killing star Mireille Enos for its next dramatic thriller pilot.
One of TV’s most verbally vicious behind-the-scenes battles has been the ongoing spat between Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes and the series’ former star Katherine Heigl. Heigl responded to Rhimes' recent bout of crap-talking, and it probably isn't what you'd expect.
Shonda Rhimes is one of the most powerful women on television. Katherine Heigl, after a burst in the movie realm, is back on television. So, does that mean we’ll get to see the women combine forces again someday? No. We will not ever see the two of them work together again.
Alright guys, I think it’s time to admit that Shonda Rhimes is kind-of a superwoman. The powerful TV mogul has three—count ‘em—TV shows airing on networks this fall, but despite her busy schedule, the writer, showrunner and producer has decided to delve into the world of acting, as well. On Monday, it was confirmed that Rhimes will appear on an upcoming episode of Fox’s comedy, The Mindy Project.
Even if you didn't know that Shonda Rhimes was involved in ABC's new drama How To Get Away With Murder, you might guess as much about ten seconds into the the above clip, as the tension begins to mount in a scene that doesn't seem like it should be full of tension.
Following an erroneous report that an actor named Eric West had been cast to replace Columbus Short in Scandal, series creator Shonda Rhimes has gone on (Twitter) record to debunk the news, stating that she's never heard of Eric West and confirming without a shadow of a doubt that Harrison is not being recast. Ever.
The Harrison plotline was one of the most exciting stories from the finale, and became a great point of speculation for fans, especially after showrunner Shonda Rhimes capably avoided answering any questions about the character’s fate. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like the character will be getting a happy ending. Over the weekend, actor Columbus Short, who plays Harrison in the series, confirmed he will not be returning for Season 4 of ABC’s drama.
Major spoilers if you aren't caught up on Scandal through last night's Season 3 finale! Jimmy Kimmel took Scandal fans "Behind the Scandalabra" with a Scandal post-finale special featuring Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes, who dished the dirt on some of the decisions made this season. For example, did you know Jake was almost made Fitz's new Vice President?
Jimmy Kimmel has given ABC's hit series Scandal the slightly-more melodramatic treatment it deserves by turning it into a telenovela. Following the absolutely rabid success of the Shonda Rhimes series — which is currently premiering the world over, gaining and even more ravenous fanbase than before — it makes sense that the perma-viral Jimmy Kimmel Live host would spoof the show's antics. It's just made all-the-more amazing thanks to the cast being involved.
When it comes to Shonda Rhimes’ mile-a-minute ABC series Scandal, there’s not many places the showrunner won’t go in the name of compelling storytelling peppered by a couple jaw-on-the-floor moments each and every episode. But we highly suggest holding onto one’s butt in preparation for tonight’s midseason finale (titled "A Door Marked Exit"), because if what the actors have said are true, we’re in for one walloper of a time. And probably a head-spinning misadventure in crazytown.
Shonda Rhimes is a veteran producer, and she's made a name for herself at ABC over the years. Right now, she has several programs at the network, including Grey’s Anatomy, a show that is still a ratings bringer, and a newer drama, Scandal, which did so well at midseason last year that the show earned a full episode count this time around. If you are a fan of both shows, or just want to give them a shot, you’ll be able to do so when Grey’s Anatomy: The Complete Ninth Season and Scandal: The Complete Second Season will hit DVD later this year.
When Shonda Rhimes’ new drama Scandal returns for its second season, Henry Ian Cusick won’t be a part of the cast. His contract hasn’t been renewed for season 2, and apparently the decision was made on friendly terms, and was a mutual one. My guess is that it was more the call of the producers than of Cusick though, since a role on a Shonda Rhimes series is usually a pretty good deal for any actor.
Last night’s season finale of Grey’s Anatomy was a doozy of an episode that left us without two of our favorite characters and feeling as if we had been punched in the stomach. If you have not caught the episode, yet, please do not continue reading, as this article is chock full of SPOILERs. For a show that I thought had pulled out every last trick in its bag, last night’s finale was heartfelt and intensely dramatic. For creator and showrunner Shonda Rhimes, it was also extremely difficult to write.
Last night, ABC premiered Shonda Rhimes’ promising new drama series Scandal . While the debut of the Washington, DC set drama could certainly have done better, it got off to an ok start in the ratings, though it came in among the lower rated new ABC series this season.
With several key stars’ contracts coming up for renewal at the end of this season, Grey’s Anatomy has been in a bit of a limbo state, waiting to see who will return. But showrunner Shonda Rhimes doesn’t seem worried – in fact, she’s pretty confident that the big names on the show are coming back. But guess who isn’t?