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Black Artistic and Political Achievement Celebrated by Harvard’s Hutchins Center

On Tuesday evening the second annual Hutchins Center Honors attracted a coterie of political and cultural celebrities to Harvard University’s Sanders Theater. The recipients—Oprah Winfrey, Harvey Weinstein, Shonda Rhimes, Steve McQueen, Rep. Show More Summary

Oprah Winfrey, Shonda Rhimes honored by Harvard University

Oprah Winfrey, performer-activist Harry Belafonte and “Scandal” creator Shonda Rhimes were honored at Harvard University Tuesday at its annual celebration of African-American culture.

Shonda Rhimes Smashes It in TV Twitter Ratings

Shonda Rhimes is on a roll in Nielsen’s TV Twitter ratings. The producer and screenwriter’s steamy Scandal, set in Washington D.C., generated the most Twitter traffic last week. It inspired 718,000 discrete tweets reaching 4.16 million Twitter accounts, numbers that smashed the competition. Show More Summary

Shonda Rhimes' 'How to Get Away With Murder' sets DVR record for ABC

If Shonda Rhimes really is angry, this should help cool her temper: Her new show "How to Get Away With Murder" just set a DVR record.

‘How To Get Away With Murder’ Bags Biggest Premiere Week Ratings Gain With Live + 3 Viewing

Thursday's 10 PM debut of Shonda Rhimes' new ABC series How to Get Away With Murder became the biggest overall gainer of Premiere Week 2014-15, adding 6.0 million total viewers after 3 days of playback. The new drama clocked the biggest...Show More Summary

The Mission - The Link Between "Gotham," Shonda Rhimes and Gene Luen Yang

Joseph Illidge explains what Gotham City detective Crispus Allen, "Scandal" creator Shonda Rhimes and cartoonist Gene Luen Yang have in common.

PoC News in America

Let’s start the week with what everyone is talking about: Viola Davis and How to Get Away With Murder. Did you see the show? No? Apparently 14 million people did, proving that Shonda Rhimes really is an unstoppable force when it comes to creating powerful black women leads for Network TV. Viola Davis is also moving beyond that terrible New... Read More

Shonda Rhimes’ Shows Crowd Top Of Twitter TV Ratings; Jeter Tweeterers Say Long Goodbye

Shonda Rhimes' Thursday-night trio - Scandal, Grey's Anatomy and newcomer How To Get Away With Murder - collectively dominated the first week of fall Twitter TV ratings, coming in at Nos. 1, 4 and 6 respectively on this week's tableShow More Summary

?Weekend TV Reflects on a Crazy Summer It Will Never Forget

Things are finally heating up again in primetime, between Transparent and the Shonda Rhimes triple-header, so if you have gotten used to this feature alerting you to every airing of The Ghost Inside My Child and shows like that, you might be disappointed. Show More Summary

'How To Get Away With Murder' Review: Law School, Defense, Hollywood

If you haven't heard, Shonda Rhimes, the artist behind "Grey's Anatomy," "Private Practice," and "Scandal," just came out with a law school/legal defense drama: "How To Get Away With Murder." It was the most intrigiuing of our Fall TV/Legal Drama Preview. It's 1L year. Professor Kingsfield Keating is teaching Criminal......

Shonda Rhimes' Thursday night lineup scores big ratings

ABC's night of Shonda Rhimes has gotten off to an impressive start, and it was the newcomer that led the way. The legal drama starring Viola Davis called "How to Get Away With Murder" was seen by 14.3 million people for its debut Thursday night

11 Signs You're Watching a Shonda Rhimes Show

How to Get Away With Murder is the latest show in Shonda Rhimes's dramatic primetime empire, and if you watched this week's premiere, it may have felt a little familiar. We love Scandal and Grey's Anatomy - heck, even Private Practice, may it RIP - but there are more than a handful of similarities between the shows. Show More Summary

"How to Get Away with Murder" Gives Us a Female Antihero We Can Root For

The end credits of How to Get Away with Murder, the new ABC drama from executive producer Shonda Rhimes, promise the show will get "edgier," "sexier," and "twistier" as it goes on. Rhimes and showrunner Peter Nowalk have set the bar high—if you watched last night, you know this thing is pretzel-level twisty already. Show More Summary

Harrison Back? Columbus Short Hints That He May Be Returning To Scandal

Columbus Short Hints At Returning To Scandal Actor Columbus Short shocked no one when it was announced back in April that he was fired from the show following a previous warning from producer Shonda Rhimes to get his off-scree act

Shonda Rhimes Keeps It Real On Women’s Issues

Shonda Rhimes does it again. The post Shonda Rhimes Keeps It Real On Women’s Issues appeared first on ThinkProgress.


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We Know What Mens Rea Is: How to Get Away With Murder’s Familiar DNA

Last night's premiere of How to Get Away With Murder lit up Twitter like crazy and further solidified Shonda Rhimes's position as ABC's MVP. Viola Davis stars as the super-intimidating lawyer and law-school professor Annalise Keating, who bounces between terrifying her (often wimpy) students and winning high-profile cases through questionable... More »

Shonda Rhimes Rules Thursday As ‘How To Get Away’ With Murder’ Opens Big, ‘Scandal’ Hits Highs – Ratings Rat Race

It was a big night in Shondaland, with all three series produced by Shonda Rhimes scoring fast national demo ratings with a 3 in front of them. New drama How To Get Away with Murder opened with a bang, Scandal hit another set of series...Show More Summary

TV ratings: 'How to Get Away with Murder' premiere kills for ABC

ABC's Thursday night block of Shonda Rhimes shows is off to a strong start in the ratings, according to early numbers from Nielsen.

TV ratings: 'How to Get Away with Murder' premiere kills for ABC

ABC's Thursday night block of Shonda Rhimes shows is off to a strong start in the ratings, according to early numbers from Nielsen.

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