Amidst all the excitement over news of Shonda Rhimes‘ pairing with Issa Rae to set up a project (I Hate L.A. Dudes) at ABC, we neglected to mention that Rhimes sold another new project - a comedy/drama titled The Mix - to ABC as well.
Written by John Hoffman, The Mix will be set in the behind-the-scenes world of a morning talk-show, similar to The View or The Talk. It'll revolve around the public and not-so-private lives of 5 very different women who host an influential morning talk-show.
No word on potential casting yet, but you can bet the cast will be diverse.
Rhimes and Betsy Beers, her producing partner at her Shondaland production company, will executive produce The Mix, while Hoffman is writing and co-executive producing.
So if this and Issa Rae's project go to series order, Rhimes would have as many as 5 different series on ABC. Not many showrunners can make that claim.