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Shonda Rhimes To Become Third Black Woman Ever Inducted Into TV Hall of Fame

Shonda Rhimes To Become Third Black Woman Ever Inducted Into TV Hall of Fame

 

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Everyone's favorite TV mastermind, Shonda Rhimes, is breaking barriers again by becoming the third Black woman ever inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame, reports Deadline.

On November 15, at the Saban Media Center in California, Rhimes will be honored for her work in entertainment which includes bringing us TV shows like "Scandal," "Grey’s Anatomy," "How to Get Away With Murder," and more. The medical drama "Grey's Anatomy" led Rhimes to become the first African American woman to create and executive produce a Top 10 network series. She will be honored alongside the original cast of "Saturday Night Live" and Joan Rivers.

"All of these individuals are innovators who have shaped television and left an indelible mark on the medium and culture," Hayma Washington, chairman and CEO of the Television Academy tells Deadline. "We are honored to welcome the latest group of distinguished individuals and look forward to showcasing their impacts for future generations. "

This year’s inductees will mark the 24th Hall of Fame class. Rhimes will join two other Black women who've received this prestigious recognition including Oprah Winfrey and Diahann Carroll, who were honored in 1993 and 2011, respectively. 

Well deserved! Congratulations, Ms. Rhimes! 

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