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 Shonda Rhimes' Success By The Numbers

A breakdown of the TGIT showrunner's incredible success.


Shonda Rhimes is a media powerhouse! 

The television producer, screenwriter and The New York Times bestselling author became the first female showrunner to create three series that ran for over 100 episodes each.

In this video, we’re breaking down some of the facts that you should know about her wealth — from her production company to managing a $350 million budget for her four series on ABC. Her debut television series, Grey’s Anatomy , is 13 seasons strong while fan favorite Scandal reached its 100th episode mid-April. 

Rhimes’ Thursday night ABC run of shows, which currently includes Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, How To Get Away With Murder and The Catch, is affectionately know as TGIT to devoted fans, which stands for “Thank God It’s Thursday.”

Rhimes is one of the twelve ESSENCE ‘ Woke 100 Women’ May 2017 cover stars and was chosen because she uses her show as a “mirror to what’s wrong—and what should be right—in the world.” 

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Shonda Rhimes is a powerhouse and with more projects on the way, she’s definitely not showing any signs of slowing down. Watch this video to see just how much of an impact she’s making! 


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