Shonda Rhimes, probably the most prolific TV producer in the history of ABC, is moving on and taking her ShondaLand productions to Netflix. But don’t fret—some of your favorite shows, like Grey’s Anatomy, will continue to air on ABC while Rhimes’ new slate of shows head to Netflix.
Rhimes said that.she was looking for an “opportunity to build a vibrant new storytelling home for writers with the unique creative freedom and instantaneous global reach provided by Netflix’s singular sense of innovation,” according to Variety.
Rhimes said that she’s excited about the future Netflix holds for ShondaLand.
“Shonda Rhimes is one of the greatest storytellers in the history of television,” Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer, said in a statement. “Her work is gripping, inventive, pulse-pounding, heart-stopping, taboo-breaking television at its best. ... We’re so excited to welcome her to Netflix.”
With one more season of Scandal left and a Grey’s spinoff coming to ABC, Rhimes isn’t completely leaving ABC.
“I’m proud to have given a home to what have become some of the most celebrated and talked about shows on television,” ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey said in a statement reacting to the Netflix news.