Shondaland On A Roll: Shonda Rhimes Inks Deal To Develop Drama Based On ‘Scandal’ Star’s Book

September 12, 2013  |  

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Shonda Rhimes just keeps building her brand. It has just been announced that her production company, Shondaland, has just picked up another project.

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Dan Bucatinsky, who was nominated for an Emmy for his role on Rhimes’ hit series Scandal, will adapt his best-selling book Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight with an hour-long dramedy project for ABC with Shondaland producing, reports EURWeb.

Bucatinsky, who has a recurring role as James, the husband to the White House chief of staff Cyrus (Jeff Perry), will write and executive produce Show & Tell alongside Rhimes and her Shondaland partner Betsy Beers. Besides his appearances on Scandal, Bucatinsky also serves as a co-executive producer/writer on Shonda’s other ABC hit drama Grey’s Anatomy.

Show & Tell is inspired by Bucatinsky’s book, a collection of stories about parenthood. The show has been described as “a fast-based [program] about the lives, loves and scandalous secrets of a group of parents whose kids attend the same school.” Bucatinsky has two children with his husband, screenwriter Don Roos.

Shondaland, the ABC Studios-based banner, has been busy making deals. The company also has a cop drama from Made in Jersey creator Dana Calvo set up at ABC and Lawless from K.J. Steinberg, also with ABC. The two are also working together on a pilot called Gilded Lilysset in the first luxury hotel in 1895 and focused on the people who both work and stay there.

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