Shonda Rhimes, the architect behind ABC’s strong Thursday night drama lineup of “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal” and new hit “How to Get Away With Murder,” is being inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Broadcasting Hall of Fame.
The honor will be bestowed upon her at the Las Vegas 2015 NAB Show Television Luncheon on April 13, 2015.
“Shonda Rhimes‘ creative talent is undeniable, and is on display every Thursday night on ABC,” said NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith in the announcement press release. “The characters and storylines she creates draw in viewers and keep them coming back for more. Her hit shows serve as Exhibit A on why broadcast television remains the most popular destination for scripted entertainment programming.”
Previous NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame television inductees include “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “American Idol,” Betty White, Garry Marshall, “Meet the Press,” Bob Newhart, “The Tonight Show,” “Saturday Night Live,” Ted Koppel, “M*A*S*H,” “60 Minutes,” “The Today Show” and “Star Trek.”