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At ABC upfront, it's all Shonda, all the time

At ABC upfront, it's all Shonda, all the time

In his opening remarks at ABC's upfront presentation at Avery Fisher Hall, Disney-ABC Television Group President Ben Sherwood noted that "we really should give credit to the person paying for this shindig." He paused for a beat, then continued: "Shonda Rhimes, where are you?" Though there was plenty of big-name talent on hand at the event, Rhimes, the executive producer behind ABC's Thursday night female-centered dramas  "Grey's Anatomy," "Scandal" and "How to Get Away With Murder,"  was the unofficial star of the network's programming showcase.  Exhibit A: As ABC Entertainment President...

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