The checks keep rolling in for Emmy-nominated television producer Shonda Rhimes. The mastermind behind shows “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Private Practice” has just sold yet another hour-long conspiracy thriller to ABC titled “The Circle.” PHOTOS: 25 Reasons to Love Fall TV “The Circle” tells the story ten friends, adopted as children by a billionaire philanthropist, who begin seeking answers about their mysterious upbringing when one of their own is murdered, reports The Hollywood Reporter. This is the fourth sale for Rhimes this season, a major accomplishment for any television producer. In August she sold “Gilded Lillys,” a thrilling drama that revolves around the staff of a New York City luxury hotel, and just last month, FOX bought Rhime’s drama series “Wildwood.” Rhimes is also gearing up for the early 2012 premiere of “Scandal” starring screen siren Kerry Washington and hottie Columbus Short. PHOTOS: Eye Candy: Perfect TV Men Kudos to Shonda Rhimes! We know she’s paving the way for other women of color to excel in television production. Will you catch any of Shonda’s shows on TV this season? 40_black_women_who_rock_launch_icon