Do you feel like there is not enough Shonda Rhimes in your day? Well if your answer to this is “yes,” then you are probably going to be happy to hear that the prolific showrunner / executive producer could have some more series on the air next year to hopefully go along with “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal.”
The first one is a comedy that you’ve probably heard about for a while. The focus there? A group of friends who somehow are brought together after an unexpected series of events unfold. That’s a pretty generic premise, but we are somewhat curious as to what a Rhimes comedy would look like, given just how intense so many of her dramas are much of the time. (The good news is that this project also comes from some “Cougar Town” writers, so there is some experience in the comedy field behind this at its core.)
As for the latest one, this series (per The Wrap) is entitled “How to Get Away with Murder,” and it comes from Rhimes and “Scandal” writer Peter Nowalk. There is not too much out there about the show just yet, save for that the premise revolves around a professor and a group of law students who somehow become a part of an elaborate murder plot. We can’t see this show really being anything short of a mess.
Rhimes has attempted to launch other series beyond just her two on the air, “Private Practice,” and also the short-lived “Off the Map.” Unfortunately, some of them have just failed to make it past the pilot stage.
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