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Shonda Rhimes Will Play Herself On 'The Mindy Project'

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 24:  Television show creator Shonda Rimes arrives at GLAAD Hancock Park: Top Chef Invasion hosted by L
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 24: Television show creator Shonda Rimes arrives at GLAAD Hancock Park: Top Chef Invasion hosted by Lisa Vanderpump on July 24, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Beck Starr/FilmMagic)

Shonda Rhimes, will appear on "The Mindy Project," TV Line reports. The beloved purveyor of "Scandal," "Grey's Anatomy" and "Crossroads" will emerge for her acting debut, on account of the fact that she is a "super-fan" of "The Mindy Project."

For the time being all details of the plot are being kept in a vault in Olivia Pope's office, except for the fact that Rhimes will play herself.

The episode will be shot in September and air this fall. We can only hope it will be the start an endless stream of Shonda-as-herself cameos, in which she will speak solely in The Shonda Staccato. That's right. We hope she will play herself on various network television shows.

"The Mindy Project" returns Sept. 16 at 9:30 p.m. on Fox.