Great news for fans of Issa Rae‘s Web series, The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl, and the work of writer, director and producer Shonda Rhimes. Actually, great news for anyone who feels good about black women being in control of their representations on-screen — and, for that matter, anyone who likes smart and funny television.
Through her Shondaland production company, Rhimes has sold Rae’s new series, I Hate L.A. Dudes, to ABC, Deadline reported on Monday:
I Hate L.A. Dudes centers on an aspiring journalist, new to Los Angeles, who becomes the lone female voice on a budding, male-driven Internet talk show, while learning to decode the often humiliating and exasperating rules of the LA dating scene. Rae, repped by UTA, 3 Arts and John Meigs, is writing/co-executive producing. Expanding into comedy has been a major priority for Shondaland, which established its brand in drama.
Read more at Deadline.