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Hey, Who Isn’t?

July 27, 2007 3:02 PM

Critics ask Shonda Rhimes, showrunner of “Grey’s Anatomy,” what happened when she pitched her “Private Practice” spin-off to ABC entertainment president Steve McPherson over dinner.

Rhimes: "I really like my job, and so I don’t want to tell you what happened in my dinner with Steve".

Critic: “So [McPherson] was not immediately receptive [to the spin-off]?”

Rhimes: "No, he was. It was. I just—I’m scared of Steve.”

Rhimes was presumably terrified to reveal that McPherson spent their entire dinner explaining why Kevin Reilly is a great network president.



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