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Topic: Shonda Rhimes

Will Scandal’s Sixth Season Be Its Last?

Kerry Washington says her hit drama's future is up to Shonda Rhimes

Kerry Washington's hit series Scandal anchors ABC's vaunted TGIT lineup—and is the network's third most popular series in the 18-49 demo. But the drama could be nearing its conclusion. The network…

Don’t Let Scandal’s Joshua Malina Get His Hands on Your Phone

The actor talks pranks and sparring on Twitter

Specs Claim to fame Plays attorney general David Rosen on Scandal; previously also mixed TV and politics as Will Bailey on The West Wing. Base Los Angeles Twitter @joshmalina What's the first thing you…

12 Social-Savvy Showrunners Worth Following on Twitter and Instagram This Fall

Shonda Rhimes, Mindy Kaling are feedworthy

As the new TV season kicks off this week and the broadcast premieres begin en masse, the networks are pulling out all the stops to lure audiences. For many shows,…

With 4 Shows Airing This Season, Shonda Rhimes Is Still Prime-Time’s Surest Bet

The superproducer on building her brand

There are few sure bets in television—unless you're talking about Shonda Rhimes. The uberproducer is overseeing four shows this season under her ShondaLand production company. She is creator and showrunner…

Shonda Rhimes Explains Why She Had to Kill McDreamy

The prolific TV creator dishes on her complicated characters

Soon after ABC Entertainment president Paul Lee suggested to Adweek that ABC's recent success wasn't entirely due to Shonda Rhimes, Jimmy Kimmel took him to task during May's upfront presentation. "Paul said…

10 Celebrities and Influencers Who Infuse Pop Culture With Intellect and Creativity

They make us laugh, think and wonder what's next

Pop culture may always feel shallow and image-obsessed, but if you look past the reality shows and pre-fab pablum, it becomes clear we're actually in a golden age of creativity.…

How TV Shows Are Beaming Over the Supreme Court's Gay Marriage Ruling

#LoveWins

From the White House to Westeros, from Litchfiled Pen to McKinley High, your favorite TV shows have been sharing the love all day following this morning's Supreme Court decision legalizing…

How Lee Daniels Drew on His Own Life to Shape Empire, TV's Surprise Hit

The creative force tells us what he's learned and what's next

Scratch the surface of Fox's monster hit drama Empire and you'll find a whole lot of truths that are based on the experiences of Lee Daniels, who created the series…

Multicultural Talent Is Surging on TV and Winning Mainstream Audiences

A long-awaited shift

Hardly anyone was more surprised than Dana Walden at the ratings surge Fox midseason entrant Empire enjoyed following its Jan. 7 debut. She expected a lift but not to the…

ABC Plays It Safe at Its Upfront, but Jimmy Kimmel Takes No Prisoners

Network makes few moves but leaves big impression

After unveiling a 2015-2016 schedule that looked remarkably similar to this season's, ABC's upfront presentation today lacked any big surprises. But more of the same was just what the advertisers and…

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