Shonda Rhimes is aware of television’s massive reach — and she takes that responsibility very seriously.
On Monday evening, the mega-producer was honored with the Founders Award at the International Emmy Awards, where she delivered a powerful speech about the power of TV and how recent events have forced her to think more about her influence and impact.
Gladiators, you won’t have to wait much longer for the return of OPA.
Scandal’s sixth season will debut Thursday, Jan. 19 at 9 p.m. ET, marking the return of the TGIT lineup to ABC. Grey’s Anatomy and How to Get Away with Murder will also return from winter hiatus that night after their midseason finales on Nov. 17.
Tony Goldwyn and Matt McGorry have a message for swing state residents: get out and vote.
Cast members from the Shondaland shows — Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, How to Get Away With Murder, and The Catch — have banded together for a series of nonpartisan videos encouraging people to vote in November’s general election.
Though the President of the United States will have been elected in real life by the time Scandal returns, Gladiators won’t have to wait long to find out who will be calling the White House home on the ABC drama. EW has learned exclusively that the sixth season premiere of Scandal will pick up on election night.
Glee and Vikings alum Jessalyn Gilsig has joined the cast of Scandal, replacing Joelle Carter as Scott Foley’s bride Vanessa, EW has learned.
While ABC would not confirm the switch, Carter is a series regular on NBC’s Chicago Justice, which is also slated for midseason, where Scandal has now moved.
It’s unclear how often we’ll see Gilsig in the role in season 6, but at the end of season 5, Olivia (Kerry Washington) nearly got Jake to leave Vanessa at the altar until her father Rowan (Joe Morton) threatened to kill him.
Though viewers will have to wait until midseason, Scandal’s upcoming sixth season is a “return to form,” according to new ABC President Channing Dungey.
Asked at the Television Critics Association’s press tour about the future of Scandal, Dungey was quick to defend the Shonda Rhimes political fixer drama. “It was the fifth season this year,” Dungey said. “Long-running shows, there’s always a little bit of ebb and flow. We have read the first script for the new season and it’s fantastic. It feels very much like a return to form.”
Paging Shonda Rhimes: Superstar Mariah Carey is a Gladiator.
TV empress Shonda Rhimes wants you to know that Scandal isn’t coming to an end any time soon. On Wednesday, Good Morning America misquoted Rhimes saying that the upcoming season of Scandal would be its last, and Rhimes took to Twitter set the record straight.
It’s back to work for the stars and creators of Scandal, who celebrated their season 6 return posting photos and videos to social media.
The table reads for the hit ABC political drama began Monday, and series star Kerry Washington shared a photo of her place at the table, complete with an “Oliva” nameplate. She wrote in the caption, “We back b*tches!!!!!!”
When Olivia Pope chose to get an abortion on Scandal, Shonda Rhimes was bracing for a firestorm. But after the episode aired in November, the showrunner realized she’d overestimated the public’s reaction.
“When that episode came out, I thought the reaction was going to be so much stronger… which is always awesome when it’s not,” Rhimes explained Sunday at the Vulture Festival in New York City. “Because the fans are always much more enlightened than, you know, the studio lawyers are.”
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