ESSENCE October 2015 – Shonda Rhimes & Her ‘Shondaland’ Family

In honor of the return of #TGIT 👸🏾😍🍷

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ESSENCE Magazine’s October 2015 issue featured Shonda Rhimes and members from her Shondaland family from her hit ABC shows.

In the issue:

ESSENCE, along with our sister publications People and Entertainment Weekly, brought together the casts of Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away With Murder for an unprecedented photoshoot that resulted in 6—yes, 6!—fabulous ESSENCE covers and one in-depth profile of the Shondaland matriarch.

Journalist Bene Viera quickly notes the obvious camaraderie between the stars in Rhimes’ #TGIT family and attributes it to the creator and showrunner’s “no asshole policy.”

“I like the fact that we all get along,” says Rhimes. “I feel like you’re supposed to be happy at work. If you’re not happy, then you are in the wrong place.”

It is clear that stars Kerry Washington, Viola Davis, Jessie Williams, James Pickens Jr. and the rest of the small-screen…

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