Oprah's Next Chapter

Oprah’s Next Chapter: Shonda Rhimes Says She Initially Didn’t Want to Create ‘Scandal’

Shonda Rhimes said that when the idea of Scandal was first brought to her, she felt too busy with two shows to run another. However, after meeting with Judy Smith, the “fixer” that Scandal‘s lead character is based upon, she knew that she wanted to write the series. Oprah explained Rhimes’ background to viewers.

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