Scandal (2012– )

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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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Series cast summary:
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 Olivia Pope (57 episodes, 2012-2015)
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 Abby Whelan (57 episodes, 2012-2015)
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 Quinn Perkins (57 episodes, 2012-2015)
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 Huck (57 episodes, 2012-2015)
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 Cyrus Beene (57 episodes, 2012-2015)
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 David Rosen (57 episodes, 2012-2015)
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 Mellie Grant (57 episodes, 2012-2015)
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 President Fitzgerald Grant (57 episodes, 2012-2015)
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 Harrison Wright (47 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Jake Ballard (37 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Rowan Pope (32 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Charlie (29 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 James Novak (27 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Vice President Sally Langston (23 episodes, 2012-2014)
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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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The secret is out.

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Trivia

Katie Lowes had worked as a babysitter to supplement her income in between guest spots on TV shows. When Shonda Rhimes made her a regular she told her she wouldn't have to babysit anymore. See more »

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Olivia Pope: It's handled.
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Referenced in The Pelican Brief (1993) See more »

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Great series
13 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really love this series and think the acting and story are terrific!

My only complaint is that more often than not it seems as though someone hit the fast forward button. Most of the actors speak so fast that it is difficult to follow and I am constantly rewinding to catch what they said. Also, the picture is at times too dark.

It would be much better if they could slow the pace just a little. It really does seem as though the actors are being timed to see how fast they can say their lines.

The casting of the characters is very good and I hope the show stays on the air for many years.


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