Chuck Lorre

Shonda Rhimes' move to Netflix from ABC could spark war for talent

Shonda Rhimes' move to Netflix from ABC could spark war for talent

Netflix’s aggressive strike to lure one of television’s most prolific producers from ABC Studios sent shock waves throughout the industry on Monday and ratcheted up television’s arms race for talent.

Shonda Rhimes, creator of “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal,” is moving from her home of 15 years to create shows and other content exclusively for Netflix.

Her decision was a blow to ABC, owned by Walt Disney Co., because the network has relied heavily on shows from Rhimes and her production company to buoy its prime-time schedule for more than a decade. It also comes a week after Disney announced it was launching its own streaming service to better compete with Netflix.

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