In case you didn’t know, we cannot wait for the return of TGIT on ABC. So it’s only fitting that ESSENCE joins sister titles Entertainment Weekly and PEOPLE to partner for the first time in a star-studded event and cross-title editorial package honoring television’s preeminent creator and producer, Shonda Rhimes, and the casts of ABC’s hit shows —Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away with Murder. The three Time Inc. brands and ABC will co-host a celebrity event presented by Toyota in Los Angeles on Saturday, Sept. 26. And we’ve got a landmark group photo of Rhimes with the casts of her signature shows.
“The powerful collaboration of EW, ESSENCE, and PEOPLE provides an audience reach of more than 116 million to celebrate the TGIT season premieres of the incredibly popular Shondaland programming. Like these three Time Inc. brands, the high-quality storytelling of Shondaland is a cultural force,” said Norman Pearlstine, Chief Content Officer, Time Inc.
All three shows return on Sept. 24.