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 for hits Scandal and Grey's Anatomy, while also executive producing last year's freshman smash How to Get Away With Murder, as well as a new midseason drama, The Catch. ABC has once again given Rhimes an entire night of programming—its wildly successful TGIT (Thank God It's Thursday) lineup—which last year accounted for three of broadcast TV's top 10 scripted shows in adults 18-49, and three of ABC's top four shows in the same demo.

How to Get Away With Murder 

When ABC Entertainment president Paul Lee told Adweek earlier this year that ABC's successful season was only partly due to Rhimes, Jimmy Kimmel took him to task during May's ABC upfront, noting Lee's statement was "kind of like saying the...



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