Throughout her career journey, Shonda Rhimes has continued to set the bar high in the entertainment industry. She is the first Black woman to develop and executive produce a Top 10 network series and she is continuing to make historic moves. According to the Huffington Post, Rhimes’ show Grey’s Anatomy hit a major milestone, becoming the longest-running medical drama in U.S. television history.
On Thursday, when the show aired its 332nd episode, it took the title away from ER which ran for 15 seasons and had a total of 331 episodes. The current cast of Grey’s Anatomy features actors Jesse Williams, Ellen Pompeo and Justin Chambers. The show made its debut in 2005 and has been going strong ever since.
“I wanted to see people on television who look like me, and I wanted to see people on television who look like my friends. And I didn’t relate to a lot of the women on television because they didn’t seem realistic. It was just about writing people I wanted to watch, and writing people who felt like the people I knew. That’s what we ended up doing,” said Rhimes in an interview with Business Insider. She also added that it’s important to authentically bring narratives to life when working in television and not chase trends. “The goal is to make sure it’s not a trend. I don’t know what I can do to encourage it. I tell the stories I tell and I do it naturally.”
Rhimes has seen success with many of the projects that she’s created including Private Practice, Scandal, and How to Get Away with Murder. In 2017, she inked a multi-year deal with Netflix where through her Shondaland production company she will develop eight series.
Twitter Celebrates A Black Woman Becoming The Future Mayor Of Chicago
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The next mayor of Chicago is going to be a Black woman.— Mikki Kendall (@Karnythia) February 27, 2019
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No matter what happens next, Chicago, the third largest city in the United States, will elect its first Black woman mayor and may elect a Black queer woman to lead the city. Hell of a way to finish Black History Month.#LoriLightfoot #ToniPreckwinkle— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) February 27, 2019
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The next Mayor of Chicago will be a Black woman, we’re witnessing history during Black History Month and unfortunately it’s going over most people’s heads.— Jason Hosey (@The_CoachHosey) February 27, 2019
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Either way, Chicago’s next Mayor will make history as the first black woman to lead the City of Big Shoulders! So proud of my hometown!! Good luck to @LightfootForChi and @ToniPreckwinkle! #Chicago #mykindoftown— Connie Jackson (@cjaxuk) February 27, 2019
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Congratulations to my hometown CHICAGO,on getting your first black woman mayor!!! More black history!!— wild wild hundos (@KeithDunning4) February 27, 2019
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This is how you close out black history month. My city Chicago Illinois Will elect a black woman to be the mayor of the city. One of these women will joined the ranks of Harold Washington. https://t.co/S6KPFyXQy3— Reginald Richardson Jr (@ReggieRichJr) February 27, 2019
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Interesting times. In Chicago a field of 14 ran for mayor, including Bill Daley of the Daley dynasty. Two women rose to the top for a run off. Chicago's next mayor, either way, will be a black woman. What does this say about our national future?— Tish Aguilar (@MommaTish) February 27, 2019
Amazing new possibilities.
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