For the few who haven't heard, Shonda Rhimes is pretty damn awesome. She's a screenwriter/director, was named one of TIME's most influential people in 2013 and owns her own production company. And the actresses she employs are not far behind.
On Thursday, Sept. 25, Rhimes' "Grey's Anatomy" and "Scandal" return to TV with her newest show "How To Get Away With Murder," premiering directly after. Thanks to Rhimes and her production company ShondaLand, these shows depict some of the fiercest female characters to ever grace our TV screens.