LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 12: Shonda Rhimes attends the 74th Primetime Emmys at Microsoft Theater on September 12, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Movies - TV
Every Shonda Rhimes Show Ranked Worst
To Best
11. Star-Crossed
A loose sequel to "Romeo and Juliet," "Still Star-Crossed" failed to impress audiences and critics and was axed after just seven episodes. The series allowed Shonda Rhimes to experiment with "color-blind" casting and similar themes as in "Bridgerton," but its poor writing prevented it from standing out among other period dramas.
10. Off the Map
Although "Off the Map" was Rhimes' third medical drama and featured some typically outlandish Shonda plots, it failed to meet expectations and was canceled after only 13 episodes. Despite its strong cast delivering admirable performances, the lack of chemistry between the characters and a shortage of intrigue made the show an unappealing watch.
9. The Catch
"The Catch," a departure from Rhimes' typical medical and legal dramas, was plagued with problems from the beginning, including a failed pilot and multiple cast and crew changes. Despite an impressive cast, neither the characters nor the series was as compelling as they should have been, and it never really took off.
8. Inventing Anna
"Inventing Anna," Rhimes' first foray into biopics, follows the story of infamous scammer Anna Delvey through a journalist's perspective. The series' biggest sin is a muddled framing device, making its dual storylines less cohesive, although Julia Garner's brilliant turn as Delvey keeps it entertaining.
7. For The People
"For The People," a straightforward legal procedural drama that lacked the flashy drama typical of Rhimes' shows, isn't her best — or her worst — work. The series suffered from behind-the-scenes drama from the start, and despite having unique characters and an intriguing storyline, it failed to stand out from other legal dramas.