WATCH: Shonda Rhimes on Jimmy Kimmel

Shonda Rhimes’ TGIT is officially back, and the star stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live to dish on her epic TV shows that have dominated Thursday nights.

During her visit, the executive producer not only talked about working on all three of her series – Scandal, How To Get Away with Murderand Grey’s Anatomy – she also spilled the beans on the inspiration behind her book The Year of Yes. 

“My sister said to me, ‘You never say yes to anything…All you do is work. You never have any fun,'” she explained. “I thought, ‘Well, I’m going to say yes to every terrifying thing that comes my way.'”

Appearing on the late night talk show happened to be one of her fears.

She told Kimmel, “You were the first terrifying thing to come my way.”

Find out what else scared the writer in the clip below.