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Issa Rae (‘Awkward Black Girl’), Shonda Rhimes Team For New ABC Series ‘I Hate L.A. Dudes’

Issa Rae ('Awkward Black Girl'), Shonda Rhimes Team For New ABC Series 'I Hate L.A. Dudes'

I believe it was a few weeks ago that Issa Rae shared a photo of herself and Shonda Rhimes on Twitter, which of course led to speculation that something might be brewing between the two.

And maybe something was, as it’s just been announced that Rhimes (via her Shondaland production company) has set up a half-hour comedy series titled, I Hate L.A. Dudes, with Issa Rae writing.

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. 

Rhimes has sold I Hate L.A. Dudes to ABC, which she’ll exec produce with her producing partner at Shondaland Betsy Beers.

Issa Rae will write and co-executive produce.

This will be Rhimes’ first half-hour comedy entry.

Congrats to Issa Rae! This is a pairing that I think many were hoping for, and it’s finally happened.

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