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Sydney Scott
Oct, 16, 2017

Shonda Rhimes continues to break barriers, this time becoming the third Black woman inducted into the Television Hall of Fame. 

On Thursday, Rhimes joined the ranks of Oprah Winfrey and Diahann Carroll, who were inducted in 1993 and 2011, respectively. 

The induction ceremony will take place Nov. 15. Other inductees include the original cast of Saturday Night Live and Joan Rivers. 

Rhimes and her production company, Shondaland, have been behind massive television hits Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, How To Get Away With Murder, and Private Practice

In a statement via Deadline, Hayma Washington, chairman and CEO of the Television Academy, said, "All of these individuals are innovators who have shaped television and left an indelible mark on the medium and our culture. We are honored to welcome the latest group of distinguished individuals and look forward to showcasing their impacts for future generations."