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Topic: Shonda Rhimes

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…

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…

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…

As It Builds Momentum, ABC Stays the Course With a Conservative Fall Schedule

Network keeps four nights intact, plans Muppets update for fall

After a season in which ABC gained a lot of momentum, thanks in large part to its Shonda Rhimes-fueled TGIT lineup and freshman hits like Black-ish and Fresh Off the Boat,…

Producers, Not Actors, Are the Stars of TV Networks' Early Series Pickups

Shonda Rhimes, Greg Berlanti are safer bets than most Hollywood A-listers

We're less than 72 hours from broadcast upfront week, and ahead of revealing their upcoming slates (NBC will be the first out of the gate, announcing its fall schedule on…

ABC's Success With Diversity Comes From Focusing on Creators, Not Just Stars

'It's our job to reflect America'

ABC has changed mainstream television's diversity makeup more than any of its broadcast counterparts in recent years, and executives say the commitment is paying off not just in ratings, but…

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