You may be familiar with Executive Producer and Writer Shonda Rhimes, the creator of such popular television shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, and most recently Scandal starring Keri Washington. Rhimes is now interested in diving into comedy, by partnering up with web series star Issa Rae of The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl.
Rae, also a budding filmmaker, is joining forces with Rhimes to bring a comedy to ABC called “I Hate L.A. Dudes”. Rhimas has been known to focus more on the drama side of things in her work, but with Rae’s natural hilarity, this show is expected to be a success already.
“I Hate L.A. Dudes” will focus on an aspiring female journalist who’s trying to get used to the dating scene in Los Angeles, and divulges her experiences on a male-driven Internet talk show. Rae will be working behind the scenes, serving as the show’s writer and co-producer next to Rhimes.
Check out the web trailer:
27 year old Rae is excited to be venturing into television, and giving her vision of women like her, claiming that when it comes to black characters on mainstream television and film, “I don’t see me.” The show is expected to debut some time next year.