These Black Girls Rock! Shonda Rhimes and Issa Rae Are Creating A Show For ABC!

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October 2, 2012 ‐ By

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The TV gods have heard our cries for better black shows on TV and sent us an angel by the name of Shonda Rhimes. We’re already in love with her scripted drama series like “Grey’s Anatomy,” which is serious about showing diversity on-screen, and I don’t even have to ask how much you all love Kerry Washington in “Scandal.” Now to top it all off, Ms. Rhimes is delving into the world of comedy, collaborating with Awkward Black Girl creator Issa Rae on a new half-hour sitcom, “I Hate L.A. Dudes.”

According to Deadline.com:

“‘I Hate L.A. Dudes’ centers on an aspiring journalist, new to Los Angeles, who becomes the lone female voice on a budding, male-driven Internet talk show, while learning to decode the often humiliating and exasperating rules of the LA dating scene. Rae, repped by UTA, 3 Arts and John Meigs, is writing/co-executive producing. Expanding into comedy has been a major priority for Shondaland, which established its brand in drama.”

The sitcom has already been sold to ABC, which pretty much loves anything Shonda does and this is a major move for Issa. There’s no word on when the series will debut but with the popularity of the “Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl” solely on the web, I know black girls everywhere will be checking for this new show, including us. Congratulations ladies! We can’t wait to see what they come up with.

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  • dbatt001

    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!! OMG IM SO FREAKIN EXCITED I LOVE ISSA RAE AND IM ELATED THAT SHE IS GETTING A CHANCE IN HOLYWOOD SO PROUD OF HER!!

  • sabrina

    YESSSSSSS!!! I seen a lil preview of I Hate LA Dudes on Issa’s YT, and I couldn’t wait to see more!!!

  • Yay!

    This warms my heart! I LOVE ABG and pretty much all things Issa. Shonda is a living legend. Can’t wait to see thier work on T.V. Hold on yall! We might just finally see some dynamic black cast back on network t.v. Can’t wait!

  • ieshapatterson

    i hope they let issa,do her thing and don’t try to “whitein” everything up.

    • dbatt001

      right

  • Jenn

    Love Issa and ‘Awkward Black Girl” *round of applause*

  • Just saying!!

    Yessssss!!!

  • kickash

    i bet this is gonna be an awesome show

  • NicPal

    Awesome I cannot wait:) These two together wow magic:)

  • Negress

    I’ll be watching! Make us proud! Happy for you!

  • L-Boogie

    Happy for her.

  • anonymous

    super excited

  • Kori R

    I Love Issa Rae. She has this corny thing about her that works. Can’t wait to see this news show.

  • realadulttalk

    I love Awkward Black Girl…I’m looking forward to this!

  • Liddlelady

    Can’t wait! I love Awkward Black Girl. That show should really be on mainstream TV it’s fantastic. Coming from the U.K!!

  • baddvixentype

    these are two of my idols! love them!!

  • Allie

    YES! So excited :)

  • Meyaka

    Congratulations to both ladies, I can’t wait.

  • http://www.facebook.com/amanda.browne.7165 Amanda D. Browne

    This is great news!!

  • entyce

    Congrats! We need more news like this!

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