Shonda Rhimes developing new drama

ABC{jcomments off}Shonda Rhimes, creator of Grey’s Anatomy and spin-off Private Practice, has sold a new drama to ABC.

The writer is developing the drama for ABC with K.J. Steinberg, writer on The CW’s teen-drama Gossip Girl and creator of the 2006/2007 drama The Nine. Entertainment Weekly reports the new drama, called Gilded Lillys, is unlike any show that Rhimes has done before. The series is set just before the turn of the 20th century in 1895 around the “first true luxury hotel ever built in the city — the family who owns it, the staff who work it, and the people who pass through.” ABC has yet to officially pick up the series for a pilot but its chances are good.