A Little Pissed Off: Shonda Rhimes Calls Out DGA While Accepting Diversity Award

By: Sunday February 2, 2014 7:14 pm

Shonda Rhimes has come into prominence as a well-versed television writer, director, and producer.  Responsible for bringing the world shows that include Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, and Scandal, Rhimes has shown a commitment to plugging diverse characters into over the top plot lines.  Her shows are all dramatic and addicting; Scandal has garnered a committed Twitter following and a legion of fans who self-identify as “Gladiators”.  Both Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy– having completed their 3rd and 10th seasons, respectively- enjoy solid ratings and resonate with diverse audiences.

That’s why it comes as no surprise that Rhimes and her production partner Betsy Beers were awarded the “Diversity Trophy” at the Directors Guild of America Awards.

 

Late Night: Election Rigging Plotted on ABC’s Scandal, The Real Life Backstory

By: Friday January 25, 2013 8:00 pm

In a flashback scene on last Thursday night’s (1/17/2013) episode of ABC’s searing political drama Scandal, a cabal of five voted to rig the upcoming presidential election to ensure that their man “Fitz” won. The personal agendas of four of them were revealed to viewers.

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