Shonda Rhimes Developing Luvvie Ajayi’s ‘I’m Judging You’ Into Comedy Series

Shonda Rhimes Luvvie Judging YouShonda Rhimes is known for making a hit out of anything she touches in the realm of TV. In fact, she’s so good at it, that over the years her company has gone from creating one hit show, to sustaining a whole night of hit shows. It’s no question that the woman has TV drama on lock with her TGIT block on ABC, and now she’s preparing to step into funnier territory.

The Shondaland boss has been a fan of Luvvie’s for some time and the two met back in 2016 at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood event, where they were both more than excited to pose for a pic together.

Look!! Me and @luvvie at @essencemag #BlackWomenInHollywood

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Luvvie first gained Rhimes’ attention through her hilarious recaps of Scandal. Now, that love affair has also evolved into a business relationship! Shonda is working with Luvvie to adapt her New York Times best-seller, I’m Judging You, into a comedy series. “The project falls under Shondaland’s overall deal at ABC Studios and its cable division, ABC Signature,” according to Deadline.

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Rhimes previously offered a highly complimentary review on the book, saying “This truth-riot of a book gives us everything from hilarious lectures on the bad behavior all around us to razor sharp essays on media and culture. With I’m Judging You, Luvvie brilliantly puts the world on notice that she is not here for your foolishness- or mine.”

And while we’re talking books, here’s one I loved by @luvvie! Check it out #ImJudgingYou

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