As we near the time for finales of our favorite Spring sitcoms and dramas, we’re even closer to the premieres that will take Fall by storm. This week, ABC will present their 2016 Upfronts giving us a hint on how we should be working our schedules around some new and old TV favorites that have made the cut for the Fall season.
Last year, ABC programming chief, Paul Lee, made a joke stating, “My contract says I have to introduce a new Shonda series each year.” During that particular time he was introducing Rhimes’ new show The Catch, which was picked up for a sophomore season although it’s ratings do not compare to the likes of Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away With Murder.
Although, Paul Lee is no longer programming chief, ABC still deemed it fit to pick up yet another ShondaLand production for 2016. The new Shonda Rhimes series is titled Still Star-Crossed. Rhimes continues the Romeo and Juliet love story and creatively tells the tale of what happens after their death. The protagonist is a young African-American girl named Rosaline who plays the role of Juliet’s cousin and is taken in by Juliet’s parents after her own parents death.
Still Star-Crossed is written by Heather Mitchell who also wrote for Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal. The story is based on a book by the same name by Melinda Taub. Shonda Rhimes is not letting up on us and we sure can’t get enough of all ShondaLand Productions, even if we tried. She has us making cozy dates with the couch for not one, not two, not even three, but four shows on the ABC network this coming Fall. All in all, this makes for her fifth series picked up by ABC.