Grey's Anatomy's Shonda Rhimes Sells Gilded Lilys To ABC. (UPDATED!) image

Shonda Rhimes (Nikki Nelson/

New series.

Updated March 8:

According to TV Guide, actor John Barrowman (Jack, "Torchwood"), has been tapped to star as Julius Ashford Lily in Shonda's "Gilded Lilys" pilot. The character is described as the charming 'golden boy' of the family.

Updated January 17:

Shonda's "Gilded Lilys" has taken another step forward in the process of becoming a series as ABC has ordered a pilot to be made. The next step would be for the network to order a series. Stay tuned!

Original article August 30:

"Grey's Anatomy" creator, Shonda Rhimes, who is also responsible for series "Private Practice" and "Off The Map," and who has a new public relations drama, "Scandal" debuting mid-season, has sold yet another project to ABC according to Entertainment Weekly. This new series, entitled "Gilded Lilys," will tell the story of a luxury hotel and the people who interact there. It's written by K.J. Steinberg of "Gossip Girl" fame, and is set in 1895.

At this point, ABC has bought the script and it remains to be seen if it will make it to the small screen. will keep you posted! Would you watch "Gilded Lilys?" Let us know by voting below.

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