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Sneak Preview: Shonda Rhimes' Scandal

Women and Hollywood By Melissa Silverstein | Women and Hollywood March 30, 2012 at 10:00AM

Thanks to Shonda Rhimes next week will be a milestone week. It will be the first time in 30 years that a single African American woman will be the lead on a network TV show. (Jada Pinkett Smith was the lead on Hawthorne on cable) The show -- Scandal -- is based on the life of Washington "fixer" Judy Smith who in the past also worked for President George H.W. Bush.
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Thanks to Shonda Rhimes next week will be a milestone week.  It will be the first time in 30 years that a single African American woman will be the lead on a network TV show. (Jada Pinkett Smith was the lead on Hawthorne on cable)  The show -- Scandal -- is based on the life of Washington "fixer" Judy Smith who in the past also worked for President George H.W. Bush.

This part is clearly tailor made for Kerry Washington.  And, oh yeah - in Shonda Rhimes' world we have a female vice president who will be played by the great Kate Burton (aka Ellis Grey on Grey's Anatomy)

Mark your calendars for April 5 at 10pm.

 
'Scandal' On ABC: Exclusive First Look At Kerry Washington In Shonda Rhimes' New Drama (VIDEO) (Huffington Post)
 
How Scandal on ABC Got Off the Ground (Newsweek)

This article is related to: Kate Burton, Kerry Washington, Shonda Rhimes, showrunner


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