Since creating “Grey’s Anatomy” for ABC in 2005, the Dartmouth grad and USC MFA alum has gone on to create “Private Practice” and “Scandal,” and serves as an executive producer on “How to Get Away with Murder,” earning three Emmy nominations in her career.
“Shonda Rhimes’ creative talent is undeniable, and is on display every Thursday night on ABC,” said NAB president and CEO Gordon Smith. “The characters and storylines she creates draw in viewers and keep them coming back for more. Her hit shows serve as Exhibit A on why broadcast television remains the most popular destination for scripted entertainment programming.”
Rhimes’ “Scandal” won her an AFI Award, Peabody Award and NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Drama Series in 2013, the latest in a long list of critical praise for the writer. The success of the series produced under her Shondaland production banner led ABC to program an entire night of its fall schedule around the shows. The “Thank God It’s Thursday” promotion, featuring “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal” and “How to Get Away Murder,” was a ratings success for the network.
Rhimes will be inducted on April 13, 2015, at the NAB Show convention in Las Vegas.