Shonda Rhimes To Try Comedy In New TV Project

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Shonda Rhimes, the queen of ABC drama, has given us the amazing TGIT drama lineup we love, with shows like “Grey’s Anatomy” and “How to Get Away With Murder,” and as much as we love our Thursday dramas, Rhimes has another ABC project up her sleeve — this time it’s a comedy.

The show, titled “Splitsville,” was conceived by “Trophy Wife” creators Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins. Shondaland’s Betsy beers will also work on the show. So far all we know about “Splitsville” is that it will follow divorced residents of a suburban cul-de-sac who come together to raise their children.

Since Rhimes is typically known for her intense dramatic television shows, some fans were shocked to find out she would be working on a comedy. But, Beers assured that their expertise in screenwriting will help the new project work.

“We can definitely make it work,” Beers told Entertainment Weekly. “I started my career in comedy and Shonda also wrote comedies and started when she was a screenwriter. We’re really, really looking forward to the prospect of having one on a network sometime soon.”

We’re excited for a new show from Shonda and delighted that she’s venturing out into new territory. Here are a few guesses as to what the show will contain:

  1. Kick-ass Female Lead: From a doctor who embraces her love for romance to a fierce lawyer/professor who knows how to get away with murder, Shonda Rhimes is known for her unforgettable female lead characters.
  2. Scandal: Yes, it is the title to one of her hit shows and one of the main ingredients to her juicy drama shows. Since this will be a comedy show, we’re hoping any scandal will have us crying tears of laughter rather than agony.
  3. Love Triangle(s): When the show is centered around divorced suburbanites, it’s definitely not far-fetched to think that a least a few of these divorcees will start sleeping with each other.

The premiere date of “Splitsville” has not been released yet but we’re sure it’ll generate a lot of buzz when it airs. Could this be the next big comedy? (RIP Modern Family?)

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