Powerhouse producer Shonda Rhimes has made television history once again as she has become the third black woman to be inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame.  She joined the ranks of Oprah Winfrey who was inducted in 1993 and Diahann Carroll who was inducted in 2011.

The induction ceremony will take place November 15 at the Academy’s Saban Media Center. “All of these individuals are innovators who have shaped television and left an indelible mark on the medium and our culture,” TV Academy chairman and C.E.O. Hayma Washington said in a statement. “We are honored to welcome the latest group of distinguished individuals and look forward to showcasing their impacts for future generations.”

Rhimes is the creator of some of ABC’s biggest hits such as Grey’sAnatomyScandalHow to Get Away With Murder, The Catch, Private Practice, Still Star-Crossed, and more.  A few months ago, she announced that she had entered into a exclusive multi-year development deal with the streaming giant Netflix, under which all of her future productions will be Netflix Original series.

Shonda Rhimes is one of the most prolific leaders in the history of the television industry, and we are beyond excited to see her inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame!

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