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"Bridgerton", "Selena", "Uptown" & More: The Bleeding Cool Top 30 TV Series Influencers 2020 (#30-#26)

If Little Fires Everywhere plays its cards right, it has the potential to be 2020's most NPR-autopsied series.[caption id="attachment_1138855" align="alignnone" width="1280"] Bridgerton / Avon[/caption] #26 - Shonda Rhimes’ "Bridgerton" Series (Netflix) I don't know about anyone else, but I feel like the time is more than ripe for a series adaptation of bestselling author Julia Quinn's "Bridgerton"[...]

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Julie Andrews Joins Shondaland's "Bridgerton" Novels Series for Netflix

Shonda Rhimes has made the first casting announcement for one of her upcoming Netflix projects, and its a big one! Dame Julie Andrews (yes, that "The hills are alive with the sound of music!" Julie Andrews) has been cast in an unnamed television series based on the "Bridgerton" novels by author Julia Quinn Created by[...]

'Black-ish' Creator Kenya Barris Leaving ABC Studios; Eyeing Netflix Exclusive Deal

Executive producers Jonathan Groff and Kenny Smith have been promoted to co-showrunners for black-ish; and Julie Bean will continue serving as showrunner on Freeform's grown-ish.Barris would join Shonda Rhimes (Scandal, Grey's Anatomy) and Ryan Murphy (Glee, American Crime Story) with major production deals at Netflix; and as broadcast, cable, and streaming services continue competing for exclusive[...]

Shonda Rhimes Sets "It Girl"/Accused Con Artist Anna Delvey Series at Netflix

[caption id="attachment_863273" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Credit (left): ABC / (right): Netflix[/caption]Scandal's Shonda Rhimes is bringing the life and now-infamous times of New York City social scene "It Girl" Anna Delvey (Anna Sorokin) to Netflix, with Shondaland and the streaming service having secured the rights "How Anna Delvey Tricked New York’s Party People" from New York Magazine writer[...]

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Netflix CEO "Not So Big" on Inclusion Riders at Streaming Service

Netflix continues to have a strong creative relationship with Ava DuVernay (13th), including her upcoming limited series look at the "Central Park Five" case; and recently signed Scandal's Shonda Rhimes -- and her reputation for diverse casting -- to an exclusive creative contract.But in the boardroom and offices of Netflix, it's a different story[...]

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Grey's Anatomy: Jessica Capshaw and Sarah Drew Leaving ABC Series

They will always be a part of our Shondaland family.”- Shonda Rhimes For her part, Drew took to Twitter to thank fans for their support and reaffirm her love for the show: “I know you’re sad I’m sad, too I haven’t really had time to process the information[...]

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Ryan Murphy Signs Exclusive Multi-Year Deal with Netflix

Murphy is the latest in a series of creative deals set by Netflix, which also includes Grey’s Anatomy‘s Shonda Rhimes, Friends‘ Marta Kauffman and Weeds’ Jenji Kohan.Deadline Hollywood [caption id="attachment_792655" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Credit: Kathy Hutchins /[/caption]In what many are calling one of the largest creative contracts in television ever, Emmy, Golden Globe and Peabody Award-winning[...]

Scandal/HTGAWM Crossover: Olivia Welcomes Annalise to "The Show"

Shonda Rhimes’s “universe” is set to get a little smaller in a very big way on Thursday, March 1st at 10 p.m ET as TGIT series Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder are finally set to cross over The two-episode event will serve as the first meeting between Kerry Washington’s Scandal fixer Olivia[...]

ABC Sets Scandal Series Finale Date, Midseason Series Premieres

One date of particular note to Scandal fans: April 19th, when the Shonda Rhimes series concludes its run When American Idol debuts on March 11th, it goes back to a schedule the show was used to during its early run at Fox, with Sunday and Monday airings April sees the premiere of an all-athlete themed[...]

ABC's Scandal, How To Get Away with Murder Crossover Confirmed

[caption id="attachment_770257" align="aligncenter" width="559"] Credit: ABC[/caption]Looks like the Shonda Rhimes' "universe" is about to get a little smaller in a very big way, with the Scandal creator and How to Get Away with Murder creator Peter Nowalk confirming to Deadline: Hollywood that the two series would be part of a major crossover event on ABC later[...]

ABC Sets Scandal, 'Grey's' And 'Murder' Mid-Season Premiere Date

ABC made the mid-season premiere announcement on Thursday, which will mark the beginning of the political scandal drama's final eleven episodes.ABC announced in May 2017 that this would be the final season for Scandal, with ABC Entertainment head Channing Dungey respecting show creator Shonda Rhimes' creative time-frame for the series: “I’ve had conversation with Shonda for a[...]

Shonda Rhimes, 'SNL' Cast Among TV Academy's Hall Of Fame Inductees

In recognition of those who made outstanding contributions in the arts, sciences, or management of television through their life's work and achievements, the Television Academy announced the inductees for its 24th Hall of Fame class.With a ceremony set for November 15th at their Saban Media Center, the Television Academy will welcome honorees John Wells (ER, The West[...]


The Weekly Static 08/18/17: A Look Back At The Past Week In TV Land

But you know it's gotta be insanely weird for both when you have that nasty breakup with your boyfriend/girlfriend/wife/husband but you both still have to live together until one of you can save up for a new place? You're gonna make it work because it has to...but it's gonna be damn awkward.●  Shonda Rhimes[...]

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ABC's New Shonda Rhimes Is… Carlton Cuse?!

Netflix fired back by hiring Shonda Rhimes away from Disney-owned ABC, stealing away the network's most important asset, the creator of shows like Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, and How To Get Away With Murder The loss of Rhimes leaves ABC scrambling to come up with someone to fill her mighty shoes, and the network has a[...]

Shonda Rhimes Signs With Netflix, Leaving ABC Studios

Television producer, screenwriter and author Shonda Rhimes has signed a multi-year production deal (rumored to be for four years) with streaming service giant Netflix, according to The Wall Street Journal and several other media outlets  Rhimes' deal essentially ends her 15-year relationship with ABC Studios that yielded hits like Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How To[...]

ABC Moves Low-Rated 'Still Star-Crossed' To Saturdays

Produced by Shonda Rhimes' Shondaland and ABC Studios and based on the novel from Melinda Taub, Still Star-Crossed was scheduled in a prime summer time slot immediately following The Bachelorette The show wasn't able to capitalize on the strength of its lead-in, with a disappointing premiere that drew only 2.3 million viewers and a continued drop[...]

Yet More Star Wars To Arrive During ABC's TGIT Block On Thursday

Now, comes word from Shonda Rhimes' Twitter account that this Thursday's TGIT block on ABC will have an "exclusive special look" at the upcoming Star Wars film.As a big @StarWars fan, I'm excited for Thurs, as #TGITAwakens with a special look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens! — shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) November 10, 2015Of course,[...]