Shonda

First announced back in August 2011 as a potential 4th ABC/Shonda Rhimes... an update...

ABC has reportedly given the green light to a pilot episode of Gilded Lilly, a period drama set in 1895, revolving around the family who owned New York’s first true luxury hotel, the staff who work there and the people who pass through

The project is written by K.J. Steinberg (Gossip Girl, State of Mind, The Nine) with Rhimes and her Shondaland production company partner Betsy Beers (Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice) on board as nonwriting executive producers.

Rhimes has already launched three series for the network (2 proven successful and a third debuting in April) - medical dramas Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice, and legal drama Scandal.

No word yet on when ABC is looking to debut.