Issa Rae delighted thousands of fans last year with her hit online comedy “Awkward Black Girl.” And it turns out that one of those fans was heralded screenwriter Shonda Rhimes (of Grey’s Anatomy fame).
Earlier this week Rhimes tweeted that “Shondaland has been busy!” and included a link to a story on her big plans for Issa Rae — a new ABC comedy called “I Hate LA Dudes.”
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.