Shows Run: Grey's Anatomy (2005-Present), Private Practice (2007-2013), Scandal (2012-Present)

Reader, if you went to a college with a nursing or pre-med program, then you already know the power Grey's Anatomy has had over a generation of future medical professionals. Luckily for Shonda Rhimes, the success has transcended the medically inclined and made Grey's a huge hit. Her Grey's spin-off, Private Practice enjoyed a strong run in its day and Scandal is shaping up to become an even larger hit in its second season.

Rhimes is turning her attention to partnering with budding writers, as she's currently developing two new projects, including I Hate L.A. Dudes with Issa Rae (the creator of The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl).