It is time to move on to another chapter. For creator Shonda Rhimes, it is time to move onto Netflix and she is taking Betsy Beers with her. This is not surprising after the success Netflix had with shows like “13 Reasons Why,” “Gypsy,” “Girl Boss,” “House of Cards,” “Orange is the New Black,” “Stranger Things” and more.

Shonda Rhimes is the creator of the popular TV series, “Grey’s Anatomy.” Her works have been successful in the past decade where her name is continually associated with hit seasons, spin-offs and series. That was a great thing for ABC for a really long while. But with her decision to collaborate with Netflix instead, we are to discover another era of Shondaland while still holding her control on “Grey’s Anatomy,” “How to Get Away with Murder” and “Scandal”.

She will not entirely leave the network for good immediately but it will still mean less investment as she focuses on what Netflix has to offer.

Shonda Rhimes finally walks out of ABC network

For most people who are familiar with the set-up of Broadcast TV and Netflix, it is understandable why Rhimes has decided to walk out the door. Talks about prospective income might have also triggered her interest even though the financial information is a subject that her representatives prefer not to comment on – with Netflix especially when there is a difference in their operation compared to what the showrunner is accustomed to.

Currently, most network television companies are still demanding 22 episodes per season that must be cut for commercial. For Netflix, they allow less than 10 episodes without restraining the writers thoroughly about its content.

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Rhimes is excited on her new journey

The news followed Disney’s shock when it comes to Rhimes’ decision. Just recently, Walt Disney announced that it is going to start their own streaming services following the trend that is wanted by many TV viewers as it can allow them to watch any shows anytime. They might have expected the “Grey’s Anatomy” creator to join the ride after the announcement but Netflix got the upper hand.

This may not be the last time that we will hear a major showrunner join the growing streaming service company since they are promising less creative constraints. More and more television writers are also considering a move since broadcast TV is now offering less compared to what companies like Netflix and Amazon are offering.

Shonda Rhimes may have signed an overall deal with Netflix but rest assured that her shows are still in good hands while remaining to air in Broadcast TV. Stay tuned for more updates about the new journey of the “Grey’s Anatomy” creator.