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  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Shonda Rhimes felt like she was "dying" working in network television

    The 50-year-old producer - who created the hit medical drama 'Grey's Anatomy' - has revealed she quit ABC to join Netflix in 2017 because the streaming platform gave her more freedom


    Recalling her conversation with Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos, Shonda explained: "The first thing I said was, 'You're not going to get another 'Grey's Anatomy' - not 'Grey's Anatomy' in a cornfield, 'Grey's Anatomy' on a baseball field or 'Grey's Anatomy' at an airport, that's just not happening.'"

    Shonda was eager to make shows for her own enjoyment, having felt limited by the demands and the pace of the network TV business.

    She recalled: "I said, 'I just want to be in a place where I can make stuff and no one's going to bother me or make me feel like I'm beholden,' and he was like, 'That sounds great to me.'"

    The producer confessed to growing tired of the strain she was under at ABC and was therefore keen to find a new challenge.

    She told The Hollywood Reporter: "I felt like I was dying. Like I'd been pushing the same ball up the same hill in the exact same way for a really long time."

    Shonda also liked the idea of moving to Netflix because she knew she'd be allowed to work on ideas without being bothered by TV ex ecutives.

    The acclaimed producer - who created the political thriller series 'Scandal' - said: "The reason I came to Netflix is because I wanted to be able to make television without anybody bothering me. And as long as I get to keep making television without anybody bothering me, I'm happy."

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