ABC Orders Legal Drama Series from Shonda Rhimes


ABC can’t get enough of Shonda Rhimes.

The network has ordered a pilot for a legal drama series from the “Grey’s Anatomy” creator. The project doesn’t have an official title yet, but it does have a compelling premise, as all Rhimes’s shows do. The story will follow newbie lawyers as they face off against each other on high-profile cases in the Southern District of New York Federal Court (aka “The Mother Court”). As you can imagine, there will be plenty of personal drama as well; this wouldn’t be a ShondaLand show without it.

Rhimes is executive producing with her frequent collaborator Betsy Beers. The two have worked together on “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal,” and “How to Get Away With Murder,” among other ShondaLand hits. They’re joined by “Scandal” writer Paul William Davies, who is set to serve as showrunner.

We wouldn’t be surprised at all to see ABC give the project a full-season order, but we’ll have to wait and see. In the meantime, there’s no shortage of ShondaLand shows to keep us busy.

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SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly
Stephanie Topacio Long