She Makes Us Proud: Shonda Rhimes Sells New Crime Drama To ABC
Shonda Rhimes stays on the move! The Scandal creator just sold another new drama to ABC titled, Just Rewards. According to Deadline, the series is about a divorced 40-something-year-old woman, who is in financial ruin, and her neighbors, who pay their bills by chasing reward money for unsolved crimes.
The show was written by Paul Downs Calaizzo. Production will be handled by Shondaland, Rhimes and Beers, and ABC Studios.We suspect the show will be another huge success for the mom of three, who admits that being at home and watching a lot of television with her first daughter, Harper, is what pushed her to become the lean mean TV show-producing machine that we see before us today.
“It’s 10 years ago and I had adopted a baby. I had a newborn baby, Harper, and suddenly I was at home all the time. I found myself watching all of this television, suddenly discovering that that’s where all the really good character development was happening right now. I remember saying, very almost jokingly, I’m gonna take over the world through television. That’s my plan. I said it to my agent. I said it to my friends and I said it to myself. I wrote it in my journal and part of me was joking and part of me wasn’t. Ten years, three shows, one network. It’s not bad,” Shonda said during a 2012 Oprah’s Next Chapter episode.
Our girl Shonda is doing her thing. We couldn’t be more proud of her!