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Shonda Rhimes Leaves ABC, Signs Deal with Netflix

Shonda Rhimes is saying goodbye to ABC after 15 years.

The 47-year-old executive producer of hit ABC shows like Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away with Murder is bringing her Shondaland production company to Netflix in a new multi-year deal to produce new series and projects.

“Shondaland’s move to Netflix is the result of a shared plan Ted Sarandos and I built based on my vision for myself as a storyteller and for the evolution of my company,” Shonda said in a statement released by Netflix. “Ted provides a clear, fearless space for creators at Netflix. He understood what I was looking for — the opportunity to build a vibrant new storytelling home for writers with the unique creative freedom and instantaneous global reach provided by Netflix’s singular sense of innovation. The future of Shondaland at Netflix has limitless possibilities.”

Shonda‘s fellow executive producer Betsy Beers will also be joining Shonda in the move to Netflix.

ABC will continue airing all of Shonda‘s current shows on the network.

“Our current shows will continue to thrive on ABC and Shondaland will be there every step of the way,” Shonda continued. “I could not have asked for a better home to begin my career. I continue to be grateful to work with so many talented people – especially our studio gladiator Patrick Moran and our most powerful and brilliant champion Channing Dungey.”

ABC's Hit 'Scandal' Set to End After Season 7

ABC’s hit show Scandal is reportedly ending after its upcoming seventh season.

According to THR, the Shonda Rhimes drama, which stars Kerry Washington, will announce the news during the network’s upfront presentation next week.

While ABC, producers at ABC Studios and Shondaland declined to comment on the news, Shonda has previously has been vocal about the show’s uncertain future.

“I used to know how it ended, and then Donald Trump was elected. We had a destination, and I don’t know if that’s our destination anymore,” Shonda told THR earlier this year.

The show’s current season even had to abandon a planned storyline that featured Russians hacking the presidential election when the plot line hit too close to home.

Scandal has been on the air since 2012.

Hillary Clinton Calls Out 'Groups Of Men' Trying To Strip Away Funding From Planned Parenthood!

Hillary Clinton hit the stage at Planned Parenthood’s 100th Anniversary Gala, and slammed “groups of men” in Washington, DC who are deciding the future of women’s health protections.

“As we speak, politicians in Washington are still doing everything they can to roll back the rights and progress we’ve fought so hard for over the last century,” the 69-year-old former Secretary of State expressed during her speech (via CNN). “I mean, could you believe those the photos of groups of men around that conference table deciding to strip away coverage for pregnancy and maternity care? This was a disturbing blast from the past.”

“Right now, they’re trying to jam through a health care plan that would cost 24 million people their health insurance and gut funding for Planned Parenthood,” Hillary added.

Also in attendance at the gala held at Pier 36 on Tuesday evening (May 2) New York City was Chelsea Handler, Meryl Streep, Halsey, Martha Plimpton, Questlove, Shonda Rhimes and Kate Walsh.

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Jessica Alba & Shonda Rhimes Attend Success Makers Summit 2017

Jessica Alba and Shonda Rhimes both walked the carpet at the 2017 Success Makers Summit today!

Also in attendance at the event, which took place at Spring Place on Monday (April 17) in New York City, was broadcast journalist Tamron Hall.

“#happyEaster -had to make it a quick one this year -had to hop on a ✈️ but made the most of the day w my @butterfliesarefree25 @haroldperrineau (Brittany )@cash_warren n 🙏🏽 @cathyalba @markdalba for stopping by early and @chrissyteigen @johnlegend and @pierreantoineny @ladureeus for the sweet treats 💓💞💓💞💓super grateful,” Jessica wrote the day before.

FYI: Jessica is wearing Narciso Rodriguez with Jimmy Choo shoes and Mounser earrings.

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Kerry Washington & 'Scandal' Cast Celebrate 100 Episodes

Can you believe there’s already been 100 episodes of Scandal?!

The entire cast stepped out to celebrate the huge milestone at Fig & Olive on Saturday night (April 8) in West Hollywood, Calif.

This included stars Kerry Washington, Scott Foley, Bellamy Young, Darby Stanchfield, Guillermo Diaz, Joe Morton, Joshua Malina, Katie Lowes, Jeff Perry, George Newbern, and creator Shonda Rhimes.

“Next week we celebrate together. 100 episodes because of YOU. Our viewers. Our fans. Our #Gladiators. And this 100th ep?! NOT TO BE MISSED 😜” Kerry tweeted.

FYI: Katie is wearing a Max Mara outfit, Tamara Mellon shoes, an Edie Parker clutch, Dana Rebecca Designs earrings, and Graziela Gems jewels. Bellamy is wearing a Yousef Akbar dress, Stuart Weitzman shoes, an Edie Parker clutch, Tacori earrings, and H. Stern ring. Kerry is wearing a J Mendel dress with Stuart Weitzman shoes.

20+ pictures inside of the Scandal cast celebrating 100 episodes…More Here! »

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ABC Renews Shondaland's TGIT Lineup for New Seasons!

Amazing news for fans of Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away with Murder – all three shows from producer Shonda Rhimes will be coming back for the 2017-18 television season!

ABC has announced early pickups for its TGIT lineup, though the fate of Shonda‘s other series on the network, The Catch, has yet to be determined. The show’s second season will debut later this year after Murder‘s third season wraps up.

Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder continue to keep viewers on the edge of their seats and wanting more. I’m thrilled to bring back these shows and the OMG moments that come with them,” a network exec said about the renewals (via THR).

The renewals will push Grey’s into its 14th season, Scandal into its seventh, and Murder to its fourth.

Kerry Washington Talks About How Her Pregnancy Affected 'Scandal' Season 6

Kerry Washington and Bellamy Young sat front and center for the 2017 Winter TCA Press Tour for their ABC show Scandal, returning later this month.

Also in attendance were actors Scott Foley, Joshua Malina, Darby Stanchfield, Tony Goldwyn, Joe Morton, Cornelius Smith Jr., executive producer Betsy Beers, and creator/executive producer Shonda Rhimes at the event, held at the Langham Hotel on Tuesday (January 10) in Pasadena, Calif.

Shonda spoke about the presidential election, and how Donald Trump‘s election has nothing to do with season 6.

“These candidates don’t equate, so I don’t think you can correlate the two,” Shonda said.
“If that had been the goal I would have waited until after the election [to produce season 6].”

“It’s very different than any season we’ve had. We can’t judge it against what we’ve one before, or in terms of what’s going on now,” Shonda added about the upcoming season.

Kerry also talked about now being a mom of two, and how that effects her job.

“I’m still figuring that out, because we are just back to work,” Kerry said. “The nice thing is I did it once before.”

FYI: Kerry is wearing Proenza Schouler. Bellamy is wearing an Alexander Wang top, a Max Mara skirt, Schutz shoes, and jewelry by Sylva & Cie, Randall Scott Fine Jewelry, and Graziela Gems.

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