What does a visionary and uber-producer who has generated over $2 billion in profit after creating game-changing shows like Grey's Anatomy, Scandal and more do? Any damn things she wants. This week Shonda Rhimes, the world's greatest television producers, did just that by announcing that she is parting ways with ABC and to exclusively create new content for digital streamer, Netlfix, Variety.com reports.
The groundbreaking move from broadcast television to the streaming giant offers "unique creative freedom and instantaneous global reach," Rhimes said in a statement.
While I'm wondering how Ms. Rhimes will pack up her infinity pool of fans' tears and rollercoasters of feels, I'm also doing my happy dance! Rhimes essentially has a blank slate at Netflix, which makes her the hottest ticket in Hollywood. A fangirl's mind reels at the binging possibilities.
However, fantastic shows need fabulous actors, so here are some wonderful actors and one show I've love to see make a pilgrimage to Shondaland...
From the passing of beloved celebrities like Prince, David Bowie, George Michael and most recently Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds to the surreal and possibly rigged election of the Evil Cheeto, 2016 has been one of the most trying and tragic years in recent memory. They say truth is stranger than fiction, so it's fitting that this hurricane of crap has descended upon our favorite fictional characters, too.
Whether, a particularly harrowing plot, bad writing or just plain old character neglect, here are 7 characters from Grey's Anatomy, This Is Us, Supernatural and more who deserve better in 2017...
If you think your favorite television characters have fun in front of the camera, then you haven't seen your favorite actors' lives behind it! Instagram is for more than just duck-lipped selfies and food pics, it's also become a place for actors to offer an inside look into the controlled chaos that is making a television show and how badass it can be.
On Thursday, Jensen Ackles tweeted picture to commemorate a big moment! Supernatural, the show that struggled for years in the ratings, began production on its 250th episode the same day season 12 premiered. He writes, "Day 1 of episode 250. Here's to all those who helped make it happen. What a ride it has, and continues to be. Cheers... #spnfamily."
Try not to catch a nasty case of FOMO from these awesome behind-the-scenes Instagrams from Jane The Virgin, Blindspot, Grey's Anatomy and more...
The doctor is in...and is having the last laugh.
Actor and Black Lives Matter activist Jesse Williams returned to the set of Grey's Anatomy on Monday, and marked the occasion with an Instagram picture capturing his breathtaking hotness and a caption that gleefully mocked those so offended by powerful speech at the BET Awards that it had some campaigning for his termination.
Much to my joy and overwhelming sadness are literally thousands of televisions shows to watch, binge-watch or, if you appreciate fantastic actors playing despicable people, hate-watch.
So with a varied and wonderful ocean of television, it’s nearly impossible for even the esteemed Television Academy to recognize all of the industry’s most talented for this year's Emmy nominations. Snubs are bound to happen, and as devastating as it is, we just have remember that it really is an honor to be nominated.
Here are 4 heartbreaking Emmy snubs...
Since I think of everything in terms of television, I could help but wonder about my favorite television papas. I've watched everything from the original Lassie (for you youngins, it's an old TV show about a beautiful collie that rescues an accidental prone little boy) to Empire. Narrowing down a list of favorites is almost as hard as finding the perfect "Thank you for giving me life" present for my own stubborn father.
Here are my 7 Favorite TV Fathers...
Season finales of your favorite shows are rapidly approaching, and they can be metaphorical hurricanes for your favorite ships. The end of the season always courts heightened drama, screaming-inducing cliffhangers and swoon-worthy hook-ups.
Let’s review the statuses of your favorite TV 'ships from Jane The Virgin, Grey’s Anatomy, The Flash and more before they’re docked for the summer.
It’s hard to believe it's almost time to check out of Grey’s Anatomy’s twelfth season, but at least it seems as if like this ending will be a romantic one.
The aptly named “At Last” will feature not one but two proposals, and I’m sure quite a bit of drama, medical and otherwise.
While it’s fairly obvious that Arizona and Callie won’t be planning a second walk down the aisle after their grueling custody battle last week, Stephanie Edwards (Jerrika Hinton) and her ex-boyfriend, Kyle (guest star Wilmer Valderrama), just might be, according to the last sneak peek of the season!
Stephanie committed one of the worst break-ups in history by dumping her chronically ill boyfriend via note while he was still unconscious after brain surgery. And yet in this exclusive clip of Thursday’s finale, the couple fantasizes about touring in Europe (The outcome probably depends on if Shondaland's first comedy, Toast, starring Hinton, is picked up next season). “It’s kind of deep with you. Don’t say these things if you don’t mean them,” he warns. Kyle apparently forgives quickly but he doesn’t forget.
Watch the clip below! Find out if Stephanie runs away to become Dr. Groupie and if Owen and Amelia, Jackson and April and/or Alex and Jo are also bitten by the love bug on Grey’s Anatomy’s on ABC at 7/8c on Thursday!
The Japril hits keep on coming.
If the divorce and April’s surprise pregnancy wasn’t enough, the baby bombshell has finally been detonated, and Grey-Sloan Memorial Hospital’s hottest daddy-to-be's mental health is the collateral damage. But it wouldn’t be Grey’s Anatomy if the surgeons didn’t have epic knock-down drag-outs in the middle of the surgical ward.
The sneak peek below finds Jackson (Jesse Williams) railing at April (Sarah Drew) for making yet another unilateral decision by not telling him about the baby before their divorce. And the resulting argument gets a little too intense when the normally level-headed Dr. Avery absolutely loses it.
There's a belief that only the people you care about can make you that irate, but I think secret babies are the exception to that rule.
It doesn’t matter if you are Team Japril or not (SSG is decidedly not), these two have roughly six months stow their baggage and unite as parents. Find out if they can at least stop screaming at each other on this Thursday’s episode of Grey’s Anatomy on ABC at 8/7c.
Until then, check out the sneak peek below!
Photo Credits: cosmopolitan.com
The 88th Annual Academy Awards are this Sunday, and you’re either in the midst of planning your Oscar party, indifferent to the awards show obsession or boycotting because of the #OscarsSoWhite controversy. I'm leaning towards avoiding the awards ceremony, save for host Chris Rock's opening monologue, so I've planned a full roster of television to mainline along with a gooey plate of nachos.
Here are 5 shows to binge-watch on Oscar night...
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