If its at all possible that you dont know who Shonda Rhimes is, it is likely that you are familiar with her work. Shes responsible for some of the highest rated television dramas of the past decade, including the medical juggernaut Greys Anatomy, its now cancelled spin-off Private Practice, the fast-paced Washington DC crisis management drama Scandal, and now, announced at this week's upfronts, the upcoming Viola Davis legal vehicle How to Get Away with Murder. This means that by fall, Shonda Rhimes will have her own three-hour block of primetime drama every Thursday night, which makes her one of the most powerful women in television.
Rhimes is incredibly prolific. She cut her teeth as a screenwriter (guess who wrote the Britney Spears vehicle Crossroads), but also directed her