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Bunheads Creator Amy Sherman-Palladino Talks Shonda Rimes' Tweet and Leaving Gilmore Girls Behind

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Published on Jun 14, 2012

MEDIA MAYHEM HIGHLIGHT

After the Monday night premier of Amy Sherman-Palladino's new show, Bunheads on ABC, the producer of Gray's Anatomy and Private Practice, Shonda Rhimes tweeted that the show lacked diversity. Rhimes stated in her initial tweet that "Hey @abcfbunheads: really? You couldn't cast even ONE young dancer of color so I could feel good about my kid watching this show? NOT ONE?" After Sherman-Palladino fans shot back at her, Rhimes added, "I did love seeing girls of all shapes and sizes. That was great. Am a huge Gilmore Girls fan. Just pointing out one issue..."

When asked about Rhimes' comments on twitter, Sherman-Palladino refused to get into a "pissing match" with Rhimes, but did comment on the general lack of support that successful women give other women and questioned Rhimes' decision to criticize another female show runner.

GUEST BIO:
Amy Sherman-Palladino is a TV show creator writer and director. Amy started her career as a writer "Roseanne" and over the years has written for numerous series including "Veronica's Closet" starring Kirstie Alley In 2000, Amy's show hit show "Gilmore Girls" aired on The CW and enjoyed much success during its run. Her latest show, "Bunheads," recently premiered on ABC Family to critical acclaim.

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