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#TGIT TAKEOVER: Kerry Washington, Viola Davis, Shonda Rhimes & The ShondaLand Family Cover ESSENCE Magazine’s October 2015 Issue


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The ShondaLand Family is BACK with a handful of fabulous covers for ESSENCE magazine. The #TGIT Family has nabbed 6 new covers and they’re heating up the magazine circuit. Peep Kerry Washington, Viola Davis, Shonda Rhimes and whole ShondaLand crew covers inside….

After taking over Entertainment Weekly last week, the #TGIT crew is back with more magazine cover fabulousness.

#TGIT mastermind Shonda Rhimes, “Scandal” leading lady Kerry Washington, “How To Get Away With Murder” leading starlet Viola Davis and the #TGIT crew are taking over ESSENCE magazine’s October 2015 issue with 6—yes 6!—covers before the kick off of the new seasons of #TGIT.

In the issue, which is on newsstands now, the stars of the hit ABC series gush over their fearless leader who’s single handedly changing up the game. Kerry Washington opens up about how Shonda has influenced her in her career and her personal life saying,

"To have Shonda as an example of somebody who is living life fully and attempting to bring the best version of herself to so many different areas of her life has been really powerful for me."


“Grey’s Anatomy” starlet Chandra Wilson also had nothing but good things to say about the ABC showrunner. She gushed on how Shonda fearless balances her work life and personal life. She said,

"The thing I learned the most from her is not to be afraid of yes. I see her exemplify that all of the time in her personal and professional life."


You can get all of the golden nuggets about Shonda in the October 2015 issue which is on newsstands now.

Below are the five other covers you can choose from when you do pick your hard copy:

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#TGIT mastermind Shonda Rhimes

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"HTGAWM" Viola Davis

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"Grey's Anatomy" star Chandra Wilson

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“Grey’s Anatomy” stars Jason W George, James Pickens Jr., Kelly McCreary and Jerrika Hinton

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“HTGAWM” stars Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch and Aja Naomi King 

#TGIT returns September 24th on ABC.

Photos: ESSENCE's IG

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