ABC Picks Up ‘The Catch,’ a New Shonda Rhimes Crime Drama.

Shonda Rhimes

It looks like Shondaland’s empire is going to be expanding next season. Variety reports that ABC has picked up the pilot for The Catch a crime drama, with a strong female lead.

“The Catch” from Shondaland’s Rhimes and Betsy Beers follows a female forensic accountant whose career specialty is exposing fraud for a living. Much like the leading ladies of “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal” and “How to Get Away With Murder,” the sure-to-be fierce woman at the forefront of the crime thriller is not all she appears to be and has a tumultuous love life. She’s about to get married, but also about to get conned by her fiancé — little does he know, her lies end up colliding with his cons.

The pilot will be executive produced by Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers, and Julie Anne Robinson.