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Scandal 

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A former White House Communications Director starts her own crisis management firm only to realize her clients are not the only ones with secrets.

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Shonda Rhimes
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 34 wins & 68 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Kerry Washington ...  Olivia Pope 124 episodes, 2012-2018
Darby Stanchfield ...  Abby Whelan 124 episodes, 2012-2018
Katie Lowes ...  Quinn Perkins 124 episodes, 2012-2018
Guillermo Díaz ...  Huck 124 episodes, 2012-2018
Jeff Perry ...  Cyrus Beene 124 episodes, 2012-2018
Joshua Malina ...  David Rosen 124 episodes, 2012-2018
Bellamy Young ...  Mellie Grant 124 episodes, 2012-2018
Tony Goldwyn ...  Fitzgerald Grant 124 episodes, 2012-2018
Scott Foley ...  Jake Ballard 104 episodes, 2013-2018
Joe Morton ...  Rowan Pope 88 episodes, 2013-2018
George Newbern ...  Charlie 69 episodes, 2012-2018
Cornelius Smith Jr. ...  Marcus Walker 57 episodes, 2015-2018

The Rise of Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington competed against some of her best friends during "Scandal" auditions. Learn who else almost played Olivia Pope, and the roles that Washington considered along the way.

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Storyline

When you get into trouble there's only one person to call, Olivia Pope. Olivia is a professional 'fixer' who makes problems go away before anyone even knows they exist. For the moneyed, the powerful and even the President, Olivia is a legend in her field. Her spectacular success is mostly due to her unbreakable rule of always trust your gut. No matter how careful you are, when you do damage control for a living, you're bound to cause some damage to your own life. She and her crew eat, sleep, live and breathe crisis. Each week, as the team races against the clock to defuse intriguing new problems before they become full-blown disasters, they also have to deal with their own personal issues. They may call themselves 'gladiators in suits', but little by little, Olivia and her crew begin to reveal the chinks in their armor. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Thriller

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At the table read for the pilot, Shonda Rhimes told Bellamy Young that her arc on the show would only consist of four to five episodes before Young's character would be written off. See more »

Goofs

Washington, D.C. rarely appears to have a winter. When the plot happens during a winter, often characters will wear light outdoor clothing, there is no trace of snow on the ground, and the sun doesn't rise late and set early. See more »

Quotes

Harrison Wright: Are we gladiators or are we bitches?
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Connections

Referenced in I Be Geniusen Stuff: Scandal S7 (2018) See more »

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Bravo!!
12 April 2012 | by diva-342-165924See all my reviews

Finally a show that's smart, entertaining, love the simmering suspense and the build up of secrets that will ultimately explode on the show. Read the other naysayers reviews. Especially the one with the 'liberal' dig.

I disagree with the prediction that this show will fail. I think finally network TV is getting it right. Can't wait to see where the shows goes!!

Especially since I've since learned from that trashcan Faux News channel that the lead character is based on a real powerhouse woman in DC that deals in crisis management. This show has so much further to go!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Shondaland, ABC Studios See more »
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16:9 HD
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