Stars of Shondaland Shows Endorse Hillary Clinton in New Ad During 'TGIT'

Shonda Rhimes, Kerry Washington, Viola Davis and Ellen Pompeo Appear in Spot

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Hillary Clinton's latest campaign spot gets a little help from her ABC friends.

The ad, called "Real Life," aired on Thursday night on ABC, and features key talent from the network's "TGIT" Thursday night lineup, including Viola Davis, who stars in "How To Get Away with Murder," Ellen Pompeo from "Grey's Anatomy," Kerry Washington from "Scandal" and Shonda Rhimes, the creator of all three shows. The ad was directed by Tony Goldwyn, who plays the president in "Scandal."

The spot first aired during "Grey's Anatomy" and ran in Florida and a handful of other markets.

It's not clear which agency created the spot, but Droga5 began working with Ms. Clinton last fall and seems a contender. Droga5's first work for the campaign launched in November. In February, the agency created an ad featuring Ms. Clinton herself. A representative for the Clinton campaign said the the ad was created by the Clinton Paid Media Team. Droga5 declined to comment.

The Clinton campaign is not the agency's first brush with political advertising: It created "The Great Schlep" starring Sarah Silverman for the Obama campaign in 2008.

The ABC talent tweeted their support for Ms. Clinton after the ad ran using the hashtag #ImwithHer.

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