ABC Loses Shonda Rhimes To Netflix-
Netflix just poached the best thing ABC has had in years.
Shonda Rhimes has inked a multi-year deal with with the streaming company, effectively ending the 15 year relationship between ABC and the “Grey’s Anatomy” creator. The with Rhimes to bring her Shondaland productions to Netflix shows that service’s commitment to bringing more original programming to customers.
In a statement, Rhimes shared, "Shondaland's move to Netflix is the result of a shared plan Ted Sarandos and I built based on my vision for myself as a storyteller and for the evolution of my company. Ted provides a clear, fearless space for creators at Netflix."
Source: NBC News
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