Did Shonda Rhimes make the right move to dump ABC for Netflix? | The Tylt
Shonda Rhimes announced that she and her production company Shondaland are leaving ABC after a decade of successfully working with the Disney-owned network. Although TGIT will remain, skeptics worry about the future of her hit shows on ABC. Plus, there are few platforms bigger than network TV. Still, many fans are excited that Shonda has the luxury to produce even more hit shows, and this time it's for a streaming service. That's total creative freedom! Did Shonda make the right move? 📺
Did Shonda Rhimes make the right move to dump ABC for Netflix?
Some fans are excited about the move! Netflix will afford Shonda Rhimes more creative freedom than what network TV could offer.
I don't care what anyone says. Shonda Rhimes coming to Netflix is gonna be glorious. This is only good news as far as I'm concerned.— Charles Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) August 14, 2017
Others are not. Shonda thrived at ABC, and Netflix might not result in the same success.
Is Netflix sure they can afford Shonda Rhimes? They're already $13 billion in debt for their entertainment programming! 🤦🏻♂️— Jeetendr Sehdev (@JeetendrSehdev) August 14, 2017
And some skeptics are worried about the future of Shonda's hit shows with her stepping back from them—"Grey's Anatomy," "Scandal" and "How to Get Away with Murder." The quality could totally slide.
But Buzzfeed reports that TGIT will not only remain untouched, but the shows already have many other creative minds working on them.