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Posted Thursday 4/12/18 at 10:36PM EDT
Here are the nine episodes that helped define Scandal
The series premiere was important, but the Season 2 premiere served the Shonda Rhimes drama's litmus test.
Posted Friday 4/06/18 at 4:27AM EDT
Scandal costume designer looks back at her favorite Olivia Pope outfits -- which might be exhibited
Lyn Paolo, who's won four Emmys for her previous work and also designs outfits for other Shondaland shows, says some of the cast members purchased their favorite outfits. But ABC and Disney are holding onto much of Kerry Washington's character's wardrobe for a possible exhibition.
Posted Thursday 3/29/18 at 2:13PM EDT
Scandal stars thank fans in an emotional video retrospective
“There’s not a single feeling I haven’t had about the show ending,” Kerry Washington said in the video ABC released today.
Posted Friday 3/16/18 at 10:02PM EDT
Scandal's best gift to television is that Olivia Pope is not a role model
"It’s interesting to think about the metaphor for Olivia as a role model," says Ashley Ray-Harris of this week's episode. "It’s a clear reference to Scandal’s overall legacy and what the show has accomplished while on the air. Sure, it’s been great for representation, but is that really enough? In the end, Olivia isn’t a role model and she shouldn’t have to be. That’s Scandal’s best gift to television: it told the story of a messy, complicated black woman and it did it the way it wanted to, even if that didn’t always make sense." ALSO: Scandal cast members got emotional on Twitter on the last day of filming.
Posted Tuesday 3/13/18 at 4:57PM EDT
Kerry Washington spotted filming Scandal in front of the White House
The ABC drama spent this past weekend filming scenes for the final episodes in Washington, D.C.
Posted Monday 3/12/18 at 10:04PM EDT
Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington's Little Fires Everywhere limited series lands at Hulu
The project, based on author Celeste Ng's book of the same name, reunites Hulu with Liz Tigelaar, who recently netted Hulu's first Golden Globe nomination for Casual. Tigelaar will write and serve as showrunner on the limited series.
Posted Friday 3/02/18 at 5:52PM EST
Why the Scandal-How to Get Away with Murder crossover beauty salon scene was so special
"It isn’t long before their differences are as smoothed out as their respective hairdos, but the beauty shop conversation is quietly revolutionary relative to the superhero spectacle of Black Panther," Joshua Alston says of the unique scene between Olivia Pope and Annalise Keating. "Crucially, it considers the same themes that all black people grapple with when they become rich, accomplished, and powerful: How much responsibility do you have to reach down to help others once you’ve reached the summit? That’s a bigger question that a nighttime soap opera can answer, but the fact that it was broached is enough to make the "How to Get Away With Scandal" crossover much more than a prime-time gimmick." ALSO: The “How To Get Away With Scandal” extravaganza was actually a stunning two hours of television.
Posted Friday 3/02/18 at 2:13PM EST
Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington team up to star in limited series Little Fires Everywhere
Networks are bidding to land the star-studded limited series based on author Celeste Ng's book that was a Witherspoon book club pick just a few months ago. According to The Hollywood Reporter, "a parade of network execs took meetings Wednesday at Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine offices this week in a bid to land the series." Life Unexpected creator Liz Tigelaar, who is currently working on Witherspoon's Apple morning show drama, will pen the script and serve as showrunner in the limited series revolving around the controversial adoption of a Chinese-American baby, which divides the wealthy city of Shaker Heights, Ohio. Washington will also join Witherspoon in executive producing the series, which will be her follow-up to Scandal.
Posted Thursday 3/01/18 at 1:32PM EST
Alyson Hannigan to star in ABC comedy pilot Man of the House, from executive producer Kerry Washington
The Buffy the Vampire Slayer and How I Met Your Mother alum will star in a comedy pilot about two recently divorced sisters who move in together and raise their kids in the same home.
Posted Monday 2/12/18 at 8:22PM EST
Check out Scandal-How to Get Away with Murder crossover photos
There's a lot of handshaking featured in the crossover photos.
Posted Tuesday 1/30/18 at 4:45PM EST
Check out Kerry Washington as a Scandal director
Washington makes her directorial debut with Thursday’s episode.
Posted Wednesday 1/24/18 at 4:39PM EST
Viola Davis on working with Kerry Washington: “It was black girl magic on steroids!”
Here’s your first look at Olivia Pope and Annalise Keating in a scene from the Scandal-How to Get Away with Murder crossover event.
Posted Wednesday 1/03/18 at 6:00PM EST
How the Scandal-How to Get Away with Murder crossover came together
How to Get Away with Murder creator Pete Nowalk says the crossover event will run two hours across both shows on the same night. “I’ll say the whole two hours takes place in the same setting, and they have that arc over those two hours,” he says. Nowalk adds that he pitched Shonda Rhimes with the idea. “At the beginning of the season, my writers and I were planning out Viola’s entire arc and something in her story organically came up that was very appropriate for Scandal,” he says. “When I went to Shonda, she heard it. I said, we don’t have to do it, Viola’s arc doesn’t need this, but it’s possible that their stories could cross really organically. She actually pulled up a clip of something from Scandal and their side of the story coalesced perfectly. So it was one of those serendipitous things where we both realized it was good for both characters, and it almost felt like we had been planning it since last season.”
Posted Wednesday 1/03/18 at 1:26PM EST
Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder are planning a crossover episode
Reps for the two Shonda Rhimes Shondaland series wouldn’t comment on Deadline’s report of a plan for a crossover episode, but Kerry Washington just posted an image on Instagram of her on the set of How to Get Away with Murder. “Hey Ms @violadavis ❤️ check it out. This spot look familiar?! Where are you?” Washington tweeted. Viola Davis responded a half hour later by posting an Instagram image of her on the set of Scandal. “Hey @KerryWashington, guess where I am?!” she wrote. UPDATE: Shonda Rhimes tweets a pic of the "#HowtoGetAwaywithScandal" script.
Posted Saturday 11/18/17 at 12:32AM EST
Why did Scandal change Olivia Pope’s drinking habits?
A scene from the fall finale suggests that maybe the old Olivia Pope is being discarded.