shonda rhimes pilot Shonda Rhimes PR pilot gets the green light at ABCABC’s prolific writer and producer Shonda Rhimes — the woman responsible for creating “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Private Practice” and producing the upcoming “Off the Map” — may soon have another series on her hands.

Deadline reports the network has given a pilot order for her untitled project about publicists working in high-profile crisis management. Loosely based on the life of communications consultant and former White House press aid Judy Smith, it’s the first pilot ABC has ordered this development season.

Rhimes last pilot was 2007’s backdoor pilot for “Private Practice.” And based on ABC’s quick approval, this one could be just as successful. After delivering the script to the network on Dec. 16, it took less than 24-hours to get the go-ahead.

Posted by:Mikey O'Connell