Super producer Shonda Rhimes will be adding a powerful docu-series to her growing slate of programming.  She will be working with Norman Lear, who produced Sanford and Son, All in the Family, Good Times, and The Jeffersons, to create America Divided, a new Epix docu-series executive produced by Common that explores the inequality within America.

“The promise of the American dream was a united country where everyone is treated equal.  That promise has clearly been broken; all you have to do is look around to see that our reality has been built on the back of inequality. It’s my hope that this series will inspire audiences to be part of a change that leads us into a stronger, more equal future.” –Shonda Rhimes

Jesse Williams will be one of the correspondents, and the series will follow him as he “goes back to the classroom and becomes immersed in the battle to fix inequality in education.  The series will also feature additional celebrity correspondents including Lear, Common, Amy Poehler, Zach Galifianakis and America Ferrera investigating aspects of social, economic and political division. The series will premiere on Epix during the run-up to the 2016 presidential election.

America Divided is a nonpartisan investigation of the key issues shaping the presidential campaign, and we are confident our viewers will find each episode compelling and accessible.” – Epix CEO Mark S. Greenberg

Coincidentally, Shonda Rhimes will also be receiving the Norman Lear Award from the Producers Guild on January 23.



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