Shonda Rhimes is a familiar name to fans of Grey's Anatomy, but the creator, writer, producer and all-around hard-working woman has done a lot more for television than give us eight years of super steamy medical drama.

After the success of Grey’s Anatomy, Shonda continued to expand her impact on the TV world with the creation of Private Practice and, more recently, the political drama, Scandal.

And we aren’t the only ones who think that Shonda is a name worth knowing. Zimbio just named Shonda one of TV’s Most Influential Women 2012, describing her as “not only TV's most prolific writer/producer, but also one of its most powerful voices.”

We couldn’t agree more. And with another show concept already picked up this year, we’re sure the reign of Shondaland has only just begun.

Congrats, Shonda!

Grey’s Anatomy Season 9 will premiere on Thursday, September 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Source: Zimbio

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