ABC greenlights new Shonda Rhimes pilot
December 20th, 2010
03:04 PM ET

ABC greenlights new Shonda Rhimes pilot

If ABC ever reverts to a monarchy (and really, why wouldn’t it?), Shonda Rhimes will be queen.

She’s known best as the creator of “Grey’s Anatomy,” which is in its seventh season and the spin-off, “Private Practice,” which is in its fourth. The writer/executive producer is also getting ready to reap in the rewards of her new drama, “Off the Map,” that premieres on January 12.

Adding to her royal duties will be a yet-untitled project for 2011 that ABC just gave her the go-ahead to produce.

The new series will revolve around the life and work of a professional “fixer,” an ABC spokeswoman told EW.com. The character is based on the career of Judy Smith, a public relations crisis expert who has consulted on many high-profile cases in Washington over the last 20 years, including the Monica Lewinsky/Bill Clinton scandal and the Clarence Thomas Supreme Court confirmation hearings.

Rhimes will write and produce the show with Smith and fellow ABC vet Betsy Beers. We’re just hoping the new crown doesn’t slow her down.


soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. denise

    Jealous, Haters!!! Unfortunately people like you will always be around. Call her what you want. I bet none of you can rub two nickels together. You have not one ounce on education or talent.

    December 21, 2010 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
  2. Who Dat?

    No that is not Tracy Morgan!
    Show some respect, that is Kenan Thompson accpeting his award for SNL! :-)

    December 20, 2010 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • cheefsfury

      LOL 2 JOKES IN THAT ONE FIRST THAT IT LOOKS LIKE KEENAN TOMAS AND SECOND THAT SNL WOULD ACTUALLY WIN AN AWARD

      December 20, 2010 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Be Quiet

    Is that Tracy Morgan?

    December 20, 2010 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Superhiro

    Yea... grey's anatomy sucked anyways, along with ABC in general

    December 20, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  5. cheefsfury

    I REMEMEMEMBER WHEN THEY THOUGHT JJ ARAMS WAS GONNA BE THE NEXT BIG THING FOR TV

    December 20, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |

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