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Julie Andrews Joins Shondaland’s “Bridgerton” Novels Series for Netflix

Shonda Rhimes has made the first casting announcement for one of her upcoming Netflix projects, and its a big one! Dame Julie Andrews (yes, that “The hills are alive with the sound of music!” Julie Andrews) has been cast in an unnamed television series based on the “Bridgerton” novels by author Julia Quinn. Created by […]

‘Black-ish’ Creator Kenya Barris Leaving ABC Studios; Eyeing Netflix Exclusive Deal

In a move considered to be a long time coming by those familar with the behind the scenes situation, black-ish creator and showrunner Kenya Barris (Girls Trip) is reportedly severing his relationship with ABC Studios and set to become the next producer to sign a major nine-figure overall deal with Netflix. Barris’ deal with ABC Studios would […]

Shonda Rhimes Sets “It Girl”/Accused Con Artist Anna Delvey Series at Netflix

Scandal‘s Shonda Rhimes is bringing the life and now-infamous times of New York City social scene “It Girl” Anna Delvey (Anna Sorokin) to Netflix, with Shondaland and the streaming service having secured the rights “How Anna Delvey Tricked New York’s Party People” from New York Magazine writer Jessica Pressler. Rhimes is set to write the series […]

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Netflix CEO “Not So Big” on Inclusion Riders at Streaming Service

With 117 million subscribers and its ability to both buy existing projects as well as develop original content from ground up, Netflix has proven itself to be a growing influential force throughout every corner of the multimedia landscape — which is why the streaming service’s policy towards adding “inclusion riders” is catching a number of […]

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Grey’s Anatomy: Jessica Capshaw and Sarah Drew Leaving ABC Series

Looks like ABC‘s Grey’s Anatomy will have two series regular “discharges” on their hands when the show returns for an expected Season 15: longtime cast members Jessica Capshaw and Sarah Drew will be leaving the long-running hit ABC medical drama at the end of its current 14th season. Capshaw has been with the show since season […]

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Ryan Murphy Signs Exclusive Multi-Year Deal with Netflix

In what many are calling one of the largest creative contracts in television ever, Emmy, Golden Globe and Peabody Award-winning producer/director/writer Ryan Murphy (Glee, American Horror Story, Pose) has signed an overall agreement with Netflix that could end up being valued as high as $300 million. With a five-year deal set to begin July 1st, Ryan […]

Scandal/HTGAWM Crossover: Olivia Welcomes Annalise to “The Show”

Shonda Rhimes’s “universe” is set to get a little smaller in a very big way on Thursday, March 1st at 10 p.m. ET as TGIT series Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder are finally set to cross over. The two-episode event will serve as the first meeting between Kerry Washington’s Scandal fixer Olivia […]

ABC Sets Scandal Series Finale Date, Midseason Series Premieres

With the Television Critics Association’s (TCA) press event in full swing and ahead of its Monday presentation, ABC released its midseason programming schedule. Premiere dates are set for new series For the People, The Crossing, Deception, Alex, Inc., Splitting Up Together and the Grey’s Anatomy spin-off. One date of particular note to Scandal fans: April […]

ABC’s Scandal, How To Get Away with Murder Crossover Confirmed

Looks like the Shonda Rhimes’ “universe” is about to get a little smaller in a very big way, with the Scandal creator and How to Get Away with Murder creator Peter Nowalk confirming to Deadline: Hollywood that the two series would be part of a major crossover event on ABC later this season. Both Rhimes and […]

ABC Sets Scandal, ‘Grey’s’ And ‘Murder’ Mid-Season Premiere Date

Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) and her team from Scandal are entering the ring for one final round on January 18, and they’re bringing their “TGIT” neighbors Grey’s Anatomy and How To Get Away With Murder with them. ABC made the mid-season premiere announcement on Thursday, which will mark the beginning of the political scandal drama’s final eleven […]

Shonda Rhimes, ‘SNL’ Cast Among TV Academy’s Hall Of Fame Inductees

In recognition of those who made outstanding contributions in the arts, sciences, or management of television through their life’s work and achievements, the Television Academy announced the inductees for its 24th Hall of Fame class. With a ceremony set for November 15th at their Saban Media Center, the Television Academy will welcome honorees John Wells (ER, The […]

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The Weekly Static 08/18/17: A Look Back At The Past Week In TV Land

Welcome to the first (and hopefully not last) edition of The Weekly Static, a comedic (fingers, toes and every other available and cross-able body part crossed) look-back at the week that was in the land of television. The goal of The Weekly Static? Why, that’s a simple three-point answer: (1) to offer commentary on roughly […]

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ABC’s New Shonda Rhimes Is… Carlton Cuse?!

Last week, Disney fired the first shots in a war against streaming giant Netflix by announcing plans to launch their own streaming services, one for ESPN, and one for Disney movies and shows. Netflix fired back by hiring Shonda Rhimes away from Disney-owned ABC, stealing away the network’s most important asset, the creator of shows […]

Shonda Rhimes Signs With Netflix, Leaving ABC Studios

Television producer, screenwriter and author Shonda Rhimes has signed a multi-year production deal (rumored to be for four years) with streaming service giant Netflix, according to The Wall Street Journal and several other media outlets.  Rhimes’ deal essentially ends her 15-year relationship with ABC Studios that yielded hits like Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How To […]

ABC Moves Low-Rated ‘Still Star-Crossed’ To Saturdays

Still Star-Crossed is about to learn firsthand if “parting is such sweet sorrow” as ABC announced that the low-rated drama would be parting with its Monday night time slot and burning-off the remainder of the season’s episodes on Saturday night at 10 PM, beginning July 8. Produced by Shonda Rhimes‘ Shondaland and ABC Studios and […]

Yet More Star Wars To Arrive During ABC’s TGIT Block On Thursday

At one time, word on the street was that the final Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer would be the final source of new footage. Then came an additional trailer and a TV spot reveal more of the film. Now, comes word from Shonda Rhimes‘ Twitter account that this Thursday’s TGIT block on ABC will […]