Shonda Rhimes, the brain behind the hit shows of TGIT continues to reign supreme. Singlehandedly, she has made ABC the envy other networks with its heavy hitting line up of Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How To Get Away With Murder! The countdown to the return of all three shows is now at two weeks, as September 24th marks the date of the highly anticipated night. Thankfully, Essence Magazine is recognizing this momentous event, as no other writers have dominated a whole night on a network before, let alone an African-American woman. Ms. Rhimes, along with Kerry Washington, Viola Davis, Chandra Wilson, and a few other cast members from the various shows are all on covers of Essence!
This is truly a ShondaLand Family event! It almost seems like worlds are colliding with such an amazing amount of star power in one publication. Sorry Empire, but ABC still holds the crown! Kerry spoke openly on Shonda’s influence on her career:
“To have Shonda as an example of somebody who is living life fully and attempting to bring the best version of herself to so many different areas of her life has been really powerful for me.”
Chandra Wilson also sings her praises:
“The thing I learned the most from her is not to be afraid of yes. I see her exemplify that all of the time in her personal and professional life.”
The story lines of each show are filled with such promise, cliffhangers, twists, and turns that we cannot wait for our next fix. It seems to be such a long summer when these three shows are not airing. Well we know where we will be in two weeks! Do you? Be sure you grab all six covers of this momentous issue!