Kerry Washington

In the wake of Shonda Rhimes' deal with Netflix, a look back at Shondaland's ups and downs at ABC

In the wake of Shonda Rhimes' deal with Netflix, a look back at Shondaland's ups and downs at ABC

It’s the television deal that has Hollywood talking.

Since 2005, prolific TV producer Shonda Rhimes has helped broadcast television in its ongoing battle against shifting viewing habits — fueled by DVR viewing and the convenience of on-demand streaming services — with a collection of ABC series built on high drama that drive viewers to tune in on a designated night and time. Now, Rhimes, well versed in high-stakes moves, is taking her TV empire to Netflix.

The mastermind behind prime-time hits “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal” has signed a multi-year deal with the streaming service. As part of the deal, Rhimes will bring her L.A.-based production company, Shondaland, to Netflix...

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