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    5 TV Women to be Thankful for This Thanksgivukkah

    On TV, women have stepped up as innovative showrunners and sought-after directors and have found increasingly rich parts as actresses. So for Thanksgiving, here are five women in television I’m remarkably glad are making it better for the rest of us:

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    Shonda Rhimes to Publish Memoir About TV Writing and Single Motherhood

    If it wasn't yet clear that Shonda Rhimes is a celebrity in her own right, here's another sign: the 'Scandal 'creator has signed a book deal, a la Tina Fey and Mindy Kaling, that will detail her rise in TV and her growth as a single mom.

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    Ava DuVernay on Directing Tonight's Scandal Episode

    Middle of Nowhere director and Women and Hollywood hero Ava DuVernay helmed tonight's episode of ABC's Scandal. DuVernay spoke to us about her own Scandal fandom, Shonda Rhimes' bad-assery, and why we're all addicted to Washington's fiercest gladiators.

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    Quote of the Day: Shonda Rhimes

    Today in "duh tinged with schadenfreude," Shonda Rhimes reveals that gray-haired male ABC execs have no idea what women are like or what they want to watch.

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    Essence Magazine Launches Short Film Competition

    Essence is encouraging filmmakers to counter those demeaning images by creating their own in the form of a short film competition. Submissions should feature "an image of a Black woman in a unique, refreshing way" in twenty minutes or less.

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    The Hollywood Reporter Announced the Top 50 Showrunners

    The Hollywood Reporter has announced their 50 power showrunners of 2013 for comedy and drama. 12 women out of 50 were on the list. And four women of 10 were on the 2014 Showrunners to Watch list.

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    Happy 200th Episode Grey's Anatomy

    Tonight, Shonda Rhimes' Grey's Anatomy will air it's 200th episode. It's truly a groundbreaking achievement. Not many shows make it to 100 episodes, let alone 200.

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    'Scandal' Star Jeff Perry On the Duality of Cyrus and Why He Loves Not Knowing Where the Show Will Go Next

    After a short first season Shonda Rhimes' ABC drama "Scandal" blossomed into an utterly unmissable series thanks to a parade of deftly handled twists and turns and the uniform excellence of its ensemble cast, led by Emmy nominee Kerry Washington as D.C. fixer Olivia Pope. While her heated on-and-of...

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    Women Make Small Incremental Gains Onscreen and Behind the Scenes

    As the new TV season starts, we get the annual look Boxed In: Employment of Behind-the-Scenes and OnScreen Women in 2012-13 Prime-time Television from Dr. Martha Lauzen at San Diego State (god bless her, she's now done this for 16 years since 1997-98) that shows how women fared behind the scenes and...

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    TV Pilot Roundup for August 22: New Shows from Rashida Jones, Lauren Graham and Shonda Rhimes' Shondaland

    Here's some of the most notable news from this week about TV pilot pickups.

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