Shonda Rhimes Sells FOURTH Show to ABC

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Already the creator of two hit shows on ABC, with a third coming midseason, Shonda Rhimes has now sold to the network a period hotel drama, TV Line reports.

The Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice creator, whose legal drama Scandal is slated for midseason (this winter), has teamed up with K.J. Steinberg for her latest.

The working title: Gilded Lillys.

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The Nine co-creator/Gossip Girl writer and Rhimes will tell the story of the first luxury hotel ever built in the New York City - circa 1895 - and all the happenings within.

The family who owns it, the staff employed by it, and the guests who pass through will all play a role in the project, which currently differs from Grey's and Private.

Steinberg will executive-produce with Rhimes and Grey’s Anatomy producer Betsy Beers, and the project will be based out of ABC Studios and Shondaland.

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They should just run BBC's Hotel Babylon--great fun and drama :)


I think both TV Fanatic and delphincik are wrong. I believe it is 1895 - not 1995 OR 1885.
Aside from that, I wish Shonda would give it a break already!
She came up with Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice that are both currently on air. Followed by Inside The Box, which was not picked up by ABC, with addition to Off The Map, which was subsequently canceled. NOW, she has Scandal which is set to air as an upcoming mid-season replacement, with the addition of this new show; Gilded Lillys.
Don't get me wrong, Shonda has produced SOME good shows, but I wish she'd give it a rest right now. She has two shows that are currently airing that need her full undivided attention, as they BOTH may be in their last seasons. I'll admit that this show does sound interesting, but she couldn't wait another year or so?


you meant 1885 ?