TV maven Shonda Rhimes has achieved unprecedented success in Hollywood in the typically male realms of TV show creation. Rhimes began her career as a writer, slowly evolving in Hollywood until  her breakout success as the showrunner and creator of the hit TV show “Grey’s Anatomy.” SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER:  Along with her achievement […]

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Game of Thrones” was both an unprecedented achievement and old-school role model in the TV decade that’s rolling its final credits. Installments of the elaborately produced hit were doled out one at a time by an established outlet, premium cable channel HBO. That was standard TV operating procedure until, suddenly, it […]

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cicely Tyson, Seth MacFarlane and Walt Disney Co. chief executive Bob Iger will be joining the Television Academy’s Hall of Fame. Geraldine Laybourne, who helped create the Nickelodeon channel and co-founded Oxygen Media, and veteran TV director Jay Sandrich also were announced Tuesday as inductees. Sandrich’s credits include “The Mary Tyler […]

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Television powerhouse Shonda Rhimes is moving aggressively into the burgeoning podcast world. Rhimes’ company, Shondaland, said Wednesday that she will serve as executive producer for podcasts to be distributed by iHeartMedia. SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER:  LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER AND INSTAGRAM Shondaland says it signed a three-year podcast deal with […]


WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat presidential candidate Kamala Harris is in California for a fundraiser hosted by prominent Hollywood power players, including the prolific television hitmaker Shonda Rhimes. The Wednesday evening event is billed as a “reception in support of Kamala Harris for the People,” and Harris is expected to attend, according to an invitation obtained […]

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shonda Rhimes’s first slate of shows for Netflix includes a look at the migration of African-Americans from the Jim Crow South, romance among wealthy 19th century Londoners and a documentary on Debbie Allen’s reimagining of “The Nutcracker.” The streaming service on Friday announced eight shows Rhimes and her collaborators at Shondaland […]

ABC’s “Station 19” is heating up. The Grey’s Anatomy firefighter spinoff has recruited Boris Kodjoe for its forthcoming second season, according to The Hollywood Reporter. On the drama from showrunner Stacy McKee and exec producers Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers, Kodjoe will recur as a seasoned firefighter with a mysterious past. His character returns to the Seattle Fire Department after some time away […]

  While many A-list Hollywood actors, directors and producers took part in the launch of #TimesUp – including Shonda Rhimes, Kerry Washington, Rashida Jones and Eva Longoria – British actress Thandie Newton says she was excluded from participating in its unveiling, and she thinks it’s because her career “wasn’t hot enough.” The “Westworld” star, who […]

Three hundred powerful actresses and female agents, writers, directors, producers and entertainment executives have launched a sprawling initiative to fight systemic sexual harassment in Hollywood and in blue-collar workplaces nationwide. Called Time’s Up, the movement was announced today (Jan 2) in an open letter signed by the A-list group of women in show business, including […]