Grey’s Anatomy/Private Practice auteur Shonda Rhimes is working on a drama contender for ABC’s slate about public relations expert Judy Smith, who helped the likes of Bill Clinton and Michael Vick through major scandals, network reps confirm. (Vulture first reported the news.) The show, which is just in the script stages now, will include both procedural elements — with the case-of-the-week format so popular on doctor and lawyer shows — and the soapy-quirky antics of the staff that Rhimes has perfected on her other series. The project is one of several Rhimes has in the pipeline; her doctors-without-borders drama Off the Map premieres in January, and she’s also developing a drama about divorced folk called Life After Marriage.
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