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Issa Rae Teams Up with Shonda Rhimes for ABC Comedy Series

Issa Rae, the writer and star of the wildly successful webseries, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, has gotten a boost from Shonda Rhimes, the black woman behind ABC primetime faves Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal.

I Hate L.A. Dudes, a comedy conceived by Rae, has been sold to ABC; Rhimes will serve as executive producer:

I Hate L.A. Dudes centers on an aspiring journalist, new to Los Angeles, who becomes the lone female voice on a budding, male-driven internet talk show, while learning to decode the often humiliating and exasperating rules of the LA dating scene.

Read more at Clutch.

Congratulations to Issa Rae and shout out to Shonda Rhimes for opening the door.

Will you be watching Issa Rae’s new TV show?

More broadly will the likes of Rhimes and Rae be the antidote to the Tyler Perry machine?

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