'Scandal' Creator Shonda Rhimes Explains Why She Felt Insulted by ABC During Season One
Shonda at the time had a huge hit on ABC with Grey’s Anatomy, but the network only gave Scandal a seven-episode first season instead of a full-season order.
“As somebody who had made a gigantic hit for a network, a hit that 14 seasons later, it is still a hit, to be given only seven episodes of a show that I made was a problem… To me it spoke to a lack of faith in the idea that a black woman could be the lead of a television show. And I found that to be insulting,” Shonda shared in a new interview with BuzzFeed.
Scandal will be coming to a close TONIGHT (April 19) at 10/9c. Make sure to watch the series finale live!
In other Shonda news, she is a big fan of the Apple Watch and wore the sleek accessory in a new Instagram photo that she posted this week.