THE NEW YORK POST: Shonda Rhimes in deal with ‘Reluctant Psychic’
ABC Studios and Shonda Rhimes’ production company have picked up the rights to New York psychic Suzan Saxman’s memoir “The Reluctant Psychic” for a potential TV series.
Saxman, 53, — who grew up in Staten Island and now lives in Woodstock, NY — claims she has seen the spirits of the dead since she was a child. Though she initially tried to ignore her calling, she has since embraced her premonitions and does readings out of her upstate shop, The White Gryphon.
Her book, which was published in January by St. Martin’s Press and was featured in The Post tells the story of her journey as she tries to make sense of her family’s buried secrets and the readings of others’ destinies.
An ABC spokesperson confirmed the project is in the early stages of development with ShondaLand producing. Though Rhimes currently has three successful shows on ABC — “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal” and “How to Get Away With Murder” — the “Psychic” project is being developed at ABC Signature Studios, which sells programs to cable networks and alternative media platforms.
Saxman will not be involved in the TV projec