Shonda Rhimes has mastered depicting the drama of hospital hallways and doctors' after-hours action. Now, she's setting her sights on the juicy lives of Washington, D.C., journalists.
ABC has greenlit Inside the Box, a new pilot from the Grey's Anatomy creator, a rep for the network confirmed for TVGuide.com. The potential series centers on an ambitious female news producer and her colleagues whose extracurriculars, the net promises, will be more exciting than the stories they cover.
While Box will be Rhimes' first foray out of the TV-medicine motif in recent years, it isn't her first attempt at creating a show set in the world of journalism, The Hollywood Reporter says. She first developed the concept in 2006, but put it aside to focus on Grey's and its spin-off, Private Practice.
Rhimes' pilot is among three that ABC has greenlit. It joins fellow female-centric drama I, Claudia, about a female prosecuting attorney who doesn't know that she'll one day be considered for president of the U.S. Writer John Scott Shepherd (The Days) developed the idea, and will executive-produce the pilot with Matt Gross.
The Alphabet's third pilot is an adaptation of Argentine series Brothers & Detectives from Dexter honcho Daniel Cerone. The untitled project features a low-level detective who learns that he has an exceptional, 11-year-old brother who can help him solve crimes.
How soon we might see the pilots make it to air is unclear. So far, ABC is staying mum on when Rhimes' next gaggle of good-looking, young professionals might hit the airwaves — and who might be filling their investigative shoes.
Who would you want to see starring in Rhimes' next series?