Congratulations to Shonda Rhimes, who will join Oprah Winfrey and Diahann Carroll to become the third black woman to be inducted into the TV Academy Hall of Fame. Thursday nights on ABC have belonged to Rhimes for a few years with hit shows Greys Anatomy, Private Practice, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder. Her series are ethnically diverse, thought provoking and entertaining. Many have become an addiction to audiences. She’s influenced a new generation of writers, creators and show runners. And this honor is well deserved.
I’m greatly inspired by Rhimes, having wrote my first television script and adopted her mantra from her book, ‘The Year of Yes.’ I’ve said Yes this year to more opportunities and adventures than ever before and in turn I’ve had some of the best experiences of my life!
Shonda Rhimes will be inducted on November 15th and we couldn’t be happier for her. We hope that the Television Academy honors many more deserving Black women and men. Congratulations!