Shonda Rhimes Is Leaving ABC for Netflix
The mastermind behind Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and more is making a big move.
Fans of Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, and How to Get Away With Murder know Shonda Rhimes as the creator of ABC’s fully stacked Thursday night TV lineup, but now her new shows will be debuting on an even smaller screen.
It was announced Monday morning that after a 15-year relationship with ABC Studios, Rhimes will be moving her Emmy-winning production company Shondaland to Netflix in a multi-year deal. This means that any new shows Rhimes and her team develop will debut exclusively on Netflix for your binge-watching pleasure.
What does this mean for your favorite shows like Grey’s and Scandal? New episodes will continue to air on ABC and, according to Netflix, old seasons will continue to be available on the platform, plus fans of the shows will now be able to watch in more regions throughout the world.
The move is the latest in the competition between Disney, ABC’s parent company, and streaming services like Netflix and Amazon. Disney’s deal with Netflix is set to expire in 2019, and the company announced last week that they will debut their own streaming service that year as the exclusive home of all new Disney and Pixar films, as well as Disney classics that were previously unavailable to stream.
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Rhimes is best known for her work on primetime dramas and, though there’s no word yet on what she’s working on with Netflix, we’re excited that we’ll be able to binge whole seasons as soon as they debut.