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A Charlie Brown Scandal: Outrage as ABC Airs Sex Scene After Kids' Special

A Charlie Brown Scandal: Outrage as ABC Airs Sex Scene After Kids' Special

Originally posted 11/04/2014 09:00AM

You're an awkward lead-in, Charlie Brown!

ABC has raised the ire of the Parents Television Council after it scheduled the annual Halloween special It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown right before Scandal last Thursday – and transitioned in seconds from kids' TV to a steamy sex scene.

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Katherine Heigl: I Don't Think I'm Rude

Katherine Heigl: I Don't Think I'm Rude

Originally posted 11/02/2014 07:15PM

Katherine Heigl acknowledges she's made mistakes, but she doesn't think she's a rude person.

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Shonda Rhimes Slams Katherine Heigl: I Don't Put Up with Nasty People | Katherine Heigl, Shonda Rhimes

Shonda Rhimes Slams Katherine Heigl: I Don't Put Up with Nasty People

Originally posted 10/09/2014 07:30PM

If you want to work for Shonda Rhimes, there's one important thing to know: don't be a jerk.

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Who Does PEOPLE Think Is the Most Powerful (and Beloved) Woman in TV?

Shonda Rhimes: The Most Powerful (and Beloved) Woman in TV

Originally posted 10/04/2014 04:35PM

Walking into the office of Shonda Rhimes is a lot like walking onto the set of Scandal: The stark white rug, the plush couch and Stevie Wonder playing from her iPhone would fit right in on the ABC drama she created.

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Shonda Rhimes: I Didn't Plan to Dominate Thursday Nights on TV – It Just Happened

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Shonda Rhimes: I Didn't Plan to Dominate Thursday Nights on TV – It Just Happened

Originally posted 10/02/2014 12:40PM

Shonda Rhimes has not one, not two, but three hit shows on the air right now – and they're all on the same night!

As the creator of Grey's Anatomy and Scandal and the executive producer of How to Get Away with Murder, Rhimes seems to have the magic recipe for making a hit show.

"I don't think there is any sort of formula to it," Rhimes modestly tells PEOPLE of her success. "I just try to make something I would want to watch."

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REVIEW: How to Get Away with Murder May Be Fall's Best New Show

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TV Review: How to Get Away with Murder May Be Fall's Best New Show

Originally posted 09/25/2014 04:45PM

Shonda Rhimes has done it again.

From Grey's Anatomy to Private Practice to Scandal, the 44-year-old producer has created some of the most dynamic female characters on television.

And now she's added How to Get Away with Murder to her family of must-see shows.

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Kerry Washington Steps Out 7 Weeks After Baby

Kerry Washington Steps Out 7 Weeks After Baby

Originally posted 06/12/2014 01:15PM

The Scandal star glows during her first red-carpet appearance after welcoming daughter Isabelle Amarachi

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Watch Shonda Rhimes Get Real in Her Dartmouth Commencement Address

Originally posted 06/10/2014 12:10PM

Shonda Rhimes isn't your typical college commencement speaker – she's a cool commencement speaker.

That might sound like a joke, but we're serious – over the course of a 20-minute speech at Dartmouth College's graduation ceremony Sunday, the Scandal show runner shared a number of lessons about the nature of success. But instead of the usual "follow your dreams" talking points, Rhimes, who graduated from Dartmouth in 1991, was open and honest about what it took for her to get to where she is today.

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Columbus Short Leaving Scandal Amid Spousal Abuse Claims

Columbus Short Leaving Scandal Amid Spousal Abuse Claims

Originally posted 04/25/2014 06:15PM

Columbus Short is departing the hit ABC show Scandal as real-life troubles plague the actor during his ugly divorce.

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Retta: It's Time to 'Hook a Sister Up' on Parks and Rec

Parks and Recreation's Retta Wants More Love for Her Character

Originally posted 02/27/2014 07:15PM

After bidding a bittersweet goodbye to Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe, Parks and Recreation returns Thursday with plenty of Pawnee action. Though Ann and Chris are gone, there's now room for other characters to take the spotlight – and we're hoping Retta's Donna Meagle gets more time to shine.

Speaking to PEOPLE, Retta revealed she's pushing for love. Donna has enjoyed a wild dating life, but Retta thinks it's time for a real relationship.

"I want there to be a romantic interest in her future, and I keep bringing it up to our executive producer," Retta says. "I've kind of put it in his brain, and I believe that he shall hook a sister up, as they say."

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