Shondaland is expanding to a place where most empires fear to tread: Iraq.
ABC is reportedly developing yet another show from "Scandal" and "Grey's Anatomy" producer Shonda Rhimes, a drama about a team of military doctors working out of Baghdad at the height of the Iraq War. The script is being written by longtime "Grey's Anatomy" producer Zoanne Clark, herself a doctor with expertise in emergency medicine. The doctors in the show will use a Medevac unit to save the lives of soldiers wounded on the battlefield.
If you're feeling a sense of déjà vu, don't worry -- you're not crazy. This new, as-yet-untitled show is the third that Shondaland has sold to ABC in 2015 alone. Rhimes is also working on a drama about nuns and a divorce comedy called "Splitsville."
That's in addition to "Scandal," "Grey's Anatomy" and "How to Get Away with Murder," three Shondaland dramas that air back-to-back Thursday on ABC, plus a forthcoming (if slightly troubled) drama about a fraud investigator called "The Catch."
Rhimes is among the more prolific producers working in television today, alongside the likes of Dick "Law & Order" Wolf and Chuck Lorre, the creative force behind wildly popular CBS comedies such as "Two and a Half Men" and "The Big Bang Theory," who had four shows on the air at the same time. What makes the comparison even more striking, moreover, is that Lorre has been writing for TV since 1984, and Wolf for almost as long -- while Rhimes' first show was "Grey's Anatomy," which debuted in 2005.
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This article has been updated to include Dick Wolf as another producer who competes with Rhimes in prolificness.