|Founded||2005 (Los Angeles, California)|
|Headquarters||Los Angeles, California|
|Shonda Rhimes (Chairwoman/CEO)|
Off the Map
How to Get Away with Murder
For the People
Shondaland (stylized as ShondaLand from 2005 to 2016 and shondaland thereafter) is an American television production company founded by television writer/producer Shonda Rhimes. She founded it to be one of the production companies of her first series Grey's Anatomy in 2005. It has since gone on to produce Rhimes's other creations, Grey's spinoff Private Practice and the widely popular political drama Scandal, and her other productions—the short-lived Off the Map, the Viola Davis-starring legal thriller How to Get Away with Murder, and the crime thriller The Catch—all of which are co-produced with ABC Studios and air on ABC. As of 2017, it has a partnership affiliation with Netflix, and before that Disney-ABC.
In 2014, the ABC network programmed its entire Thursday primetime lineup with television series produced by Shondaland, then branded the Shondaland-filled programming block as "Thank God It's Thursday," also referred to in its shortened form, TGIT. This echoes ABC's former TGIF branding of its Friday night family sitcoms and NBC's Must See TV promotion of formidable Thursday night television hits in the 1990s. Thursday is an especially important night for American television networks because it is the last chance for advertisers of weekend purchases, like movies and cars, to reach a large TV audience, and networks schedule highly rated programming for the night to attract those advertising dollars. The Associated Press called Rhimes' reign of an entire night of network television "unmatched in TV history."
The first series produced by Shondaland is Grey's Anatomy, which premiered on March 27, 2005, and currently is broadcasting its seventeenth season. In 2007, Private Practice premiered, and lasted for six seasons, until its final broadcast, on January 22, 2013. The third installment, Off the Map, was created by Jenna Bans and lasted for only one season, in 2011. Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder, premiered in 2012 and 2014, respectively, with Scandal airing its final episode on April 19, 2018 and How to Get Away with Murder airing its final episode on May 14, 2020. The comedy-driven crime drama The Catch aired for two seasons and received generally positive reviews from critics. The period drama Still Star-Crossed premiered on May 29, 2017, and was cancelled after one season. The legal drama For the People, created by Paul William Davies and set to premiere in the 2017–18 television season, is the eighth television series produced by Shondaland. In May 2019, it was cancelled after two seasons. It was announced on January 3, 2018 that Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder would crossover with one another in Shondaland's first crossover event (excluding spin-offs).
Shonda Rhimes shares her knowledge with aspiring screenwriters and producers through ShondaLand and initiatives for her MasterClass.com program.
Shondaland partnered with Seriesfest in 2019 to launch the Women's Directing Mentorship, a competition designed to discover aspiring female directors. The Seriesfest panel included Shondaland's Head of Fiction Alison Eakle, Akua Murphy, Katie Lowes and Anna Deavere Smith. The first Shondaland Women's Directing Mentorship was awarded to Rachel Myers.
In January 2020, it was announced that Shonda Rhimes had partnered with iHeartMedia to launch Shondaland Audio.
|Series||Television seasons||No. of|
|Off the Map||1||13|
|How to Get Away with Murder||1||2||3||4||5||6||90|
|For the People||1||2||20|
Some actors appear in more than one television show produced by Shondaland. Currently, Liza Weil, Mimi Kennedy, John Getz, José Zúñiga, and Cynthia Stevenson are the only actors to make appearances in four shows.
- = Main role = Recurring role
|Actor||Grey's Anatomy||Private Practice||Off the Map||Scandal||How to Get Away with Murder||The Catch||Still Star-Crossed||For the People||Station 19||Bridgerton|
|Mark Adair-Rios||David Morris||Armando Cruz||Dr. Erik Turner|
|Paul Adelstein||Cooper Freedman||Cooper Freedman||Leo Bergen|
|Kevin Alejandro||Officer Dan Pruitt||Nathan Ashmore|
|Amrapali Ambegaokar||Intern Dani||Jessica|
|David Andrews||George Reed||Tony Ellis|
|Juan Antonio||Hot guy||Levi|
|Michael Arden||Neal Hannigan||Pher|
|Wes Armstrong||Chris Armstrong||Bill|
|Mackenzie Astin||Danny Wilson||Dan Meyer||Noah Baker|
|Laila Ayad||Laura Morgan||Charlotte Reid|
|Steven W. Bailey||Joe/Jeremy||Joe||Noah Elliot|
|Michael Beach||Mr. Baker||Douglas Delap|
|Alexandra Billings||Donna Gibson||Jill Hartford|
|Nazanin Boniadi||Amrita||Adnan Salif|
|Jake Borelli||Dr. Levi Schmitt||Dr. Levi Schmitt|
|Jayne Brook||Gwen Graber||Dr. Meg Porter||Lynn|
|Alan Brooks||Chairman Mike Snedeker||Grant Hapstall|
|Jasmin Savoy Brown||Amanda Joseph||Allison Adams|
|Dan Bucatinsky||Jeffrey||James Novak|
|David Burke||Don||Mr. Spencer||Mr. Thomas|
|John Burke||Paul Mosley||ADA Vince Travers|
|Jere Burns||Ben Bosco||Richie Salerno|
|Kate Burton||Ellis Grey||Sally Langston|
|Tisha Campbell-Martin||Lila's mother||Pam Reiter|
|Catherine Carlen||Governor Kelly Rauch||Judge Emily Hargrove|
|Justin Chambers||Alex Karev||Alex Karev|
|Jennifer Christopher||Civilian||Gemma Walsh|
|Shannon Cochran||Mary Singleton||Marian Cooper||Susan Sawyer|
|Josh Crotty||Secret Service agent||Evan Connors|
|Valerie Cruz||Zona Cruz||Dr. Zee Alvarez||Carolina Flores|
|Steven Culp||Dr. Darren Parker||Victor Lesher|
|Eric Dane||Dr. Mark Sloan||Dr. Mark Sloan|
|Viola Davis||Annalise Keating||Annalise Keating|
|David Denman||Rick Jacobs||Kevin Murphy|
|Sharmila Devar||Female Intern||Lisa|
|Taye Diggs||Dr. Sam Bennett||Dr. Sam Bennett|
|Julie Dretzin||Carmen Hall||FBI Agent||Judge Diane Barish|
|Sarah Drew||April Kepner||Judy|
|Patrick Dempsey||Derek Shepherd||Derek Shepherd|
|Kiran Deol||Young woman||Dr. Lira|
|Jeff Doucette||Warren Sterman||Warden||Judge George Danvers|
|Matthew Downs||Frank||Agent Anthony Fain|
|Stacy Edwards||Kathleen Wheeler||Maria Wilson||Gretchen Thomas|
|Tony Elias||Collin||Jimmy Wordshaw|
|Scott Foley||Henry Burton||Jake Ballard|
|Amanda Foreman||Nora||Katie Kent||Susan Bailey|
|Jason George||Dr. Ben Warren||Dr. Otis Cole||Dr. Ben Warren|
|John Getz||Michael Breyers||Mr. Kent||Patrick Keating||David Dolan|
|Zach Gilford||Charlie Lowell||Dr. Tommy Fuller|
|Erica Gimpel||Bethany Anderson||Renée Etheridge|
|Mary Pat Gleason||Marge Walker||Betsy Ray||Robin Laforge|
|Misha Gonz-Cirkl||Social worker||Detective Lana Ramos|
|Nicholas Gonzalez||Clark West||Mateo||Dominic|
|April Grace||Greta's Sister||Fran||Judge Renee Garret|
|Jake Green||Pete Gibson||Seth Hamilton|
|Tim Griffin||Ronny O'Malley||AUSA Caleb Abernathy|
|Caitlainne Rose Gurreri||Lori||Marie Sherwood|
|Barbara Eve Harris||Melinda Stinson||Judge Fiona Pruitt|
|Roxanne Hart||Dana Seabury||Ellen Miller||Sylvia Mahoney|
|Jay Hayden||Danny Yoon||Travis Montgomery|
|Pat Healy||Tom Russell||Dennis|
|Martin Henderson||Dr. Nathan Riggs||Dr. Ben Keeton|
|Anthony Hill||Noah||Guy Watson|
|Jerrika Hinton||Stephanie Edwards||Hannah|
|Judith Hoag||Rhada Douglas||Angie McConnell||Margie Packard|
|Joe Holt||Steve Beck||Defense Secretary|
|Leslie Hope||Linda||Bridget Clemmons||Battalion Chief Frankel|
|Eamon Hunt||Judge||Judge Colton Lee|
|Jackson Hurst||Thomas Archibald||Congressman Jacob Shaw||Mario Visconti|
|Jay Jackson||Mike Waters/News anchor||BNC News anchor|
|Anne-Marie Johnson||Judge Madeline Kane||Senator Knox|
|Danielle Kennedy||Angry woman||Nurse|
|Mimi Kennedy||Verna Bradley||Eleanor Bergin||Sharon Marquette||Virginia Foster|
|Anna Khaja||Cooper's Lawyer||Vera Simmons|
|Aja Naomi King||Michaela Pratt||Michaela Pratt|
|David L. King||Dr. Belridge||William Etheridge|
|T. R. Knight||Dr. George O'Malley||Tommy Vaughan|
|Nicola Lambo||Sienna Rogers||Saleswoman|
|Damien Leake||Judge Leo Theroux||Dr. Healy|
|Chyler Leigh||Dr. Lexie Grey||Dr. Lexie Grey|
|Katie Lowes||Blood donor||Kendra Walker/Kira||Quinn Perkins|
|Justina Machado||Anna Nyles||Stephanie Kemp||Teresa|
|Roma Maffia||Roberta Thompson||Matilda|
|Joshua Malina||Seth Hammer||Jason Windsor||David Rosen|
|Cheech Marin||Otis Sharon||Papa Ucumari|
|Nelson Mashita||Proctor||Judge Gene Escobar|
|Susan May Pratt||Barbara||Becky|
|Mary McCormack||Lisa Elliot||Chloe Daniels|
|Kelly McCreary||Maggie Pierce||Clare Tucker|
|Michael McGrady||Stanley Singer||AUSA Hobbs|
|Thomas G. McMahon||Government goon||Lloyd|
|Joan McMurtrey||Zoey Glass||Jennifer Debray||Helena Hapstall|
|Abby Miller||Kate Shaw||Simone Parker||Gwen Ericsson|
|Dylan Minnette||Ryan||Jerry Grant Jr.|
|Debra Mooney||Evelyn Hunt||Sylvie||Verna Thornton|
|Judith Moreland||Mrs. Baer||Judge Virginia Wilder|
|George Newbern||Stan Mercer||Brian Reynolds||Charlie|
|Paula Newsome||Mrs. Sturgeon||Joyce Robinson|
|Dean Norris||Vince||Morris Cooper|
|Amy Okuda||Chelsea Ansell||Catherine Hapstall|
|Enuka Okuma||Teresa Brotherton||Nia Lahey|
|Regé-Jean Page||Leonard Knox||Simon Basset|
|April Parker Jones||Doctor||Detective Claire Bryce|
|Jeff Perry||Thatcher Grey||Cyrus Beene|
|Zoe Perry||Katy Noonan||Lisa||Samantha Ruland|
|Rick Peters||Sean Greene||Detective|
|Nicole Pettis||Court crier||Robin|
|James Pickens Jr.||Richard Webber||Richard Webber|
|Amy Pietz||Isabelle||Sharon Remini|
|Ellen Pompeo||Meredith Grey||Meredith Grey|
|Adina Porter||Dr. Ramsey||Stacy Hatcher||FBI Agent Emily Clark|
|Sally Pressman||Young Dr. Ellis Grey||Candace Marcus||Stephanie Duncan|
|Medalion Rahimi||Princess Zara Al-Salim||Princess Isabella|
|Dalila Ali Rajah||Leanne||Judy|
|Jill Remez||April's examiner||Lucinda Blair|
|Ron Roggé||Fire captain||Detective Paul Reed|
|Cristine Rose||Mrs. Freedman||Judge Wenona Sansbury|
|Jeffrey D. Sams||Andre Barrett||District Attorney|
|Caterina Scorsone||Amelia Shepherd|
|Ben Shenkman||Rob Harmon||Roger Gunn|
|Samantha Sloyan||Penelope "Penny" Blake||ER Nurse||Jeannine Locke|
|Cornelius Smith Jr.||Marcus Walker||Marcus Walker|
|Lauren Stamile||Nurse Rose||Carla Steele|
|Darby Stanchfield||Tess Milford||Abby Whelan|
|Cynthia Stevenson||Ruthie Carlin||Karen||Charlene||Mary Nesbitt|
|Patrick St. Esprit||Peter Foster||Phillip Thompson|
|Faran Tahir||Isaac||Charles||President Rashad||Detective Terrence Amos|
|BJ Tanner||Tuck Jones||Tuck Jones|
|Adria Tennor||Dr. Berman||Brenda Swan||Susan Womack|
|Tessa Thompson||Camille Travis||Zoe Salter||Sydney|
|Tamlyn Tomita||Katie's lawyer||Judge Carol Morrow|
|Jamie Tompkins||Female corporate executive||Tammi Ingram|
|Mageina Tovah||Rebecca Hobart||Molly Ackerman||Jolene Samuels|
|Jim Turner||Dr. Schacter||George Gabler|
|Nia Vardalos||Karen||Leah Wells|
|Tom Verica||Michael Norris||Co-executive producer||Sam Keating||Executive producer|
|Tracy Vilar||Becca McMurdo||Prosecutor Barker||Lydia Perez|
|Sonya Walger||Katherine Winslow||Margot Bishop|
|Kate Walsh||Addison Montgomery|
|Nick Warnock||SWAT Guy #2||Attorney Trent Stockton|
|Kerry Washington||Olivia Pope||Olivia Pope|
|Derek Webster||Paul Anderson||Dr. Richard Watkins|
|Liza Weil||Alison Clark||Andi||Amanda Tanner||Bonnie Winterbottom|
|Michael Welch||Officer Newton||Teddy Seavers|
|Wayne Wilderson||Bill Adams||Neil Denhom||Eastham|
|Chandra Wilson||Miranda Bailey||Miranda Bailey||Miranda Bailey|
|Bellamy Young||Kathy||Melody "Mellie" Grant|
|José Zuñiga||Anthony Meloy||Julio||General Benicio Flores||Jorge Castillo|
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