ABC makes African American History and Created a "Triple Threat" with first dramatic network television series written and produced by an African-American woman (Shonda Rhimes) for an African-American woman (Kerry Washington) in the lead role that is based on an African- American Woman (Judy Smith).
Scandal is the first network TV drama with a black female lead character in 38 years. ABC does it again. In 1974, Teresa Graves who starred as a sassy undercover police officer, Christie Love on ABC’s short-lived Get Christie Love (Nominated Golden Globe – 1975 for “Best TV Actress – Drama.)
Another first is the show’s inspiration, Judy Smith, Washington, D.C. crisis communications pro, who also serves as co-executive producer of the show. This isn’t exactly a first for ABC, while most readers may be too young to remember, 62 years ago, Ethel Waters starred as the first African-American on network TV in the ABC sitcom Beulah. Even with that said there still has been far too few black women playing dramatic leads on television.
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