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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.
Posted Tuesday 10/17/17 at 5:29PM EDT
Facebook orders a Kerry Washington-produced high school student drama series
Five Points will tell the story of five high school students in South Side Chicago from each of their unique points of view.
Posted Friday 10/06/17 at 10:24PM EDT
Scandal righted itself in the Season 7 premiere by making it Olivia Pope’s world
The season premiere, says Ashley Ray-Harris, “gives us the sexy political manipulation we’ve loved about Scandal for six seasons. But, ‘Watch Me’ gives us something else we wanted: an alternate reality where the world is run by a woman. It ups that fantasy by making that leader a black woman. Scandal is an escapist fantasy where anything can be fixed with the right threat or sexual encounter. Season six tried to address the reality of Trump, but it slowed things down and didn’t make sense in the show’s world. The season seven premiere leans into fantasy and the resulting monologues and fights are already an improvement. “
Posted Thursday 10/05/17 at 9:47PM EDT
Why Scandal should kill off Olivia Pope
“Olivia Pope represents the broken political wheel,” says Sesali Bowen. “She is the reason for the corruption in her fictional Washington. It’s easy to argue that someone else will just replace her in this role, but the chances of them being as good at it are slim. If Scandal truly wants to close the book, Pope is a loose end that needs to be tied. Retirement is not an option, as she will always be a target. And knowing that she’s still solving cases is just going to keep me up at night. Give Pope an honorable death, and with it, give us some hope that our political system can actually work for the people.” Meanwhile, Kerry Washington says of Olivia Pope: “I don’t have a want for her. I want what the writers want for her.” ALSO: Katie Lowes welcomes a baby boy.
Posted Tuesday 9/26/17 at 5:44PM EDT
ABC is rebooting 1970s black female detective drama Get Christie Love
Originally premiering in 1974, the short-lived ABC drama was notable for starring Teresa Graves as the only black female lead on a network drama —until Kerry Washington on Scandal. Power creator Courtney Kemp is behind the reboot, along with Vin Diesel.
Posted Friday 9/08/17 at 2:25PM EDT
Hurriane Harvey telethon has been expanded to Hurricane Irma victims
Tuesday’s Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief telethon also announced a slew of new names, including Tom Hanks, Stephen Colbert, Kerry Washington, Justin Bieber, Jimmy Fallon, Sean “Diddy” Combs and Gwen Stefani.
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