National Association of Broadcasters Press Release
"The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) announced [in 2014] that Shonda Rhimes, creator and executive producer of “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal” will be inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame at the 2015 NAB Show Television Luncheon on Monday, April 13 in Las Vegas.
|Grey's Anatomy CastWhite Woman and Asian Woman are at the center|
The hit ABC series "Grey's Anatomy" chronicles the personal and professional lives of surgical residents in Seattle. "Scandal” revolves around the life and work of a professional crisis manager and her complicated relationship with an embattled White House administration. Rhimes also created the “Grey’s Anatomy” spinoff series "Private Practice," which ran on ABC for six seasons, and is the executive producer of the new ABC series “How to Get Away with Murder.”
|Private Practice Cast|
White Woman centered again with Black Female Bestie
"Shonda Rhimes’ creative talent is undeniable, and is on display every Thursday night on ABC...
Entering its eleventh season, "Grey's Anatomy" continues to be hailed by audiences and critics. For her work on the series, Rhimes was named the 2007 Television Producer of the Year by the Producers Guild of America. She also received the 2006 Writers Guild Award for Best New Series, the 2007 Golden Globe Award for Outstanding Television Drama, the 2007 Lucy Award for Excellence in Television from Women in Film, and the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series from 2007-2011 in addition to the show’s five wins for Outstanding Drama Series. “Grey’s Anatomy” also earned Rhimes Emmy nominations for Outstanding Drama Series and Writing for a Drama Series.
|SCANDAL CASTKerry Washington is the Black Female Lead |
(the first in nearly 40 years, since Diahann Carroll's "Julia" sitcom in 1960s)
2 other black characters and 1 latino charcter are central
Diahann Carroll Presents Kerry Washington's Emmyhttp://www.eonline.com/news/462016/diahann-carroll-presents-emmy-with-kerry-washington-why-it-s-a-big-deal
For “Scandal,” Rhimes was the 2013 winner of the AFI Award, Peabody Award and NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Drama Series and also received a nomination for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series. Rhimes was the recipient of the 2012 GLAAD Golden Gate Award, 2010 RAINN Hope Award and a 2009 GLSEN Respect Awards Honoree. Additionally for “Private Practice,” Rhimes received the Television Academy Honors award in 2010 and 2011 as well as the Prism Award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series in 2011."
|HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER CASTBlack Female Center |
(The first dark-skinned black female lead on a television show EVER)
with 3 other black characters are center stage
|CAST OF Ava DuVernay's |
QUEEN SUGARmade possible by a ceiling destroyed by Shonda Rhimes
|Cast of John Legend's |
UNDERGROUNDJurnee Smollett (Eve's Bayou) is the central character
This black feminist rocks hard.
Thank you Shonda.