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Oh the scandal, Shonda Rhimes leaves ABC for Netflix
August 14th, 2017 under Netflix, Shonda Rhimes. [ Comments: none ]

ABC made Shonda Rhimes the uber TV producer that she is now, and now they need her more than she needs them. Sadly, they will not have her for much longer because she has left them for a multi-year deal to produce new series and other projects for Netflix. Her shows Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder, Scandal (which is ending this season) and the upcoming For the People will continue to air on the alphabet network, all of her new shows will air on Netflix.

This a big hit for ABC, who is having a huge problems in the drama department. Only the Shondaland dramas are doing well for them. What will they do without her? Luckily, they have The Good Doctor, but the rest of their new shows are painfully bad. The Inhumans is the worst pilot of the Fall and Once Upon a Time and Agents of SHIELD needed to end seasons ago. In other words, they are in deep doo doo.

When it comes to Netflix, this is a big get for them since they just lost Rhimes’ former bosses aka Disney. They needed something that would fill that hole and this is a good start.

Poor ABC, they just cannot catch a break these days. And American Idol has not even debuted.


Oh Still Star-Crossed! Oh Still Star-Crossed! Wherefore art thou Still Star-Crossed?
June 22nd, 2017 under Shonda Rhimes. [ Comments: none ]

Did you know that Shonda Rhimes has a show about Romeo and Juliet called Still Star-Crossed that was airing Mondays on ABC at 10p? Don’t worry nldeither did anyone else, so that is why it is moving to Saturdays starting on July 8th after 3 low-rated episodes.

Personally, I say if you have never seen it, skip it. Reading Romeo and Juliet in high school is more enjoyable than this show. In other words, you want to drink the poison they were drinking halfway through an episode.


Katie Lowes doesn’t know if next season is Scandal’s last
May 12th, 2017 under Jimmy Kimmel, Shonda Rhimes. [ Comments: none ]

Earlier this week, there were reports that next season of Scandal would be its last, but ABC never confirmed it. Yesterday, when Katie Lowes was on Jimmy Kimmel Live. the ABC host asked her if it was true. Hesitantly she told him, “That, I’ve, read things like that as well. I don’t know anything you have to ask Shonda [Rhimes] or ABC.” Is there a scandal brewing at Scandal? We will find out by Tuesday when the alphabet network announces their 2017-2018 schedule. Although, her hesitance makes me think she knows that it is indeed its last.

Elsa’s body double in Frozen revealed something that is not a scandal on JKL last night. She is going to be watching that movie a lot in the next few years because her husband and her expecting a baby. Congrats!


Scandal is ending next season!
May 10th, 2017 under Shonda Rhimes. [ Comments: 2 ]

Season 7 is an unlucky one for Scandal because it will be its last one. According to TV Line, Shonda Rhimes made the decision to end her show next season. No word from ABC if it will be a full season or a shortened one. I am thinking it will be the latter.

With Scandal ending and The Catch most likely cancelled that will leave Rhimes with just Grey’s Anatomy and How To Get Away with Murder on the network. With the latter on its last legs. That means the network’s shining star is shining a whole lot less brightly. Which is fine with me because I find her shows overly depressing.

Are you sad Scandal is ending or will you miss it when it is gone?


Imagine Connie Britton as Scandal’s Olivia Pope
April 11th, 2017 under Shonda Rhimes. [ Comments: none ]

On Thursday, Scandal will celebrate its 100th episode, but would it have gotten there if someone other than Kerry Washington was playing the lead? The show’s creator Shonda Rhimes opened up to The Hollywood Reporter and revealed the network was fixated on someone else for the role of Olivia Pope.

Rhimes wanted an Africa-American in the role, like the real life person it is based on, but ABC wanted someone White. Well, particularly one actress. Rhimes told the trade, “Nothing felt more important than the sense of outsiderness. I didn’t know that there hadn’t been a drama series with a leading black woman for 37 years. When the show got picked up [to pilot], I got a phone call from somebody who said, ‘This would be the perfect show for Connie Britton.’ I said, ‘It would be, except Olivia Pope is Black.'”

Then Casting Director Linda Lowry chimed in and added, “The network was reading us their top choices, and it was Connie and all White women. I panicked. Somebody finally piped up, ‘We’re going to have to redo this list.'” That list got redone and Kerry Washington, Jill Scott and Anika Noni Rose all read for the part. Lowry said that as soon as Rhimes met Washington, she had her Pope and the rest is TV history.

Even though, I no longer watch Scandal, I know the show would not still not be on the air if Britton had been given the role. She doesn’t have that fighter, tough-as-nails spirit that Washington has that makes the show what it is.

What do you think the network’s decision wanting to cast Britton in the role?


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