Woman of the hour Shonda Rhimes just left everyone speechless! For most avid #TGIT and #Shondaland followers, the brains of ABC's hit TV series' "Grey's Anatomy," "Scandal" and "How To Get Away With Murder" will rescue them from boring and senseless Thursday nights soon.
This past week, much hype has been created with her EW #TGIT #Shondaland cover released just days ahead of her shows' season premieres. Now, that's how you do an ad campaign!
In a recent sat down with Entertainment Weekly, Shonda Rhimes revealed that the trade off for writing forher three #TGIT TV shows was foregoing sitting on the couch and trying to keep up with her favorite comedy series such as "The Mindy Project," "Another Period" and "Playing House" which she quipped as "hilarious."
The mother of three daughters, as per IMDb, revealed that another TV show which she was totally obsessed with was "Orange Is The New Black." The gifted writer remarked that she does not watch the drama genre in television because she writes about it on her TV shows.
She also disclosed that she has "all of 'Masters of Sex' filling up my DVR," and a couple of seasons of HBO's hit medieval fantasy "Game of Thrones," and that the last episode she viewed was about the infamous "The Red Wedding" of Robb Stark. She said about her work, "You don't have a lot of time to watch television," and continued, "I can't wait to catch up."
What's more intriguing about her conversation while on break from shooting for the #TGIT campaign was that Shonda Rhimes said she wants to work with fan favorite to succeed Daniel Craig as Agent 007 James Bond, actor Idris Elba. She and her team talked a lot about the latter in "Grey's Anatomy." Can you imagine the London-born actor as a doctor in Grey Sloan Memorial? That's something to look out for, perhaps in Season 12? Please make it happen Shonda!
Meanwhile, the brains behind #Shondaland shared on Twitter a snap of her and "Grey's Anatomy" lead Ellen Pompeo. She wrote: "I love this photo from @EW of me and @EllenPompeo at our #tgit shoot. Srsly, that day has so many great memories..."
I love this photo from @EW of me and @EllenPompeo at our #tgit shoot. Srsly, that day has so many great memories... pic.twitter.com/VONF5HzAR9 — shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) September 6, 2015
She also posted on Instagram a snap of her EW cover together with her heroines on her TV shows with the caption: “#Shondaland sisterhood is deep thing.”
#Shondaland sisterhood is deep thing. A photo posted by Shonda Rhimes (@shondarhimes) on Sep 4, 2015 at 5:08pm PDT
Catch all of Shonda Rhimes' shows #TGIT #Shondaland on ABC, Thursday, Sept. 24.