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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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The shocking results of the presidential race between Mellie Grant and Francisco Vargas set off an explosive outcome.


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As each presidential candidate gets ready to announce their running mate, Olivia finds herself in a potentially dire situation. Meanwhile, Cyrus is presented with damaging information ...


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Series cast summary:
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 Olivia Pope (106 episodes, 2012-2017)
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 Huck (106 episodes, 2012-2017)
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 Abby Whelan (90 episodes, 2012-2016)
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 Quinn Perkins (90 episodes, 2012-2016)
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 Cyrus Beene (90 episodes, 2012-2016)
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 David Rosen (90 episodes, 2012-2016)
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 Mellie Grant (90 episodes, 2012-2016)
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 President Fitzgerald Grant (90 episodes, 2012-2016)
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 Jake Ballard (70 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Rowan Pope (54 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Harrison Wright (47 episodes, 2012-2014)
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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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Dirty little secrets always come out. See more »

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5 April 2012 (USA)  »

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Skandal  »

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Costume designer Lyn Paolo refused to borrow any designer clothes from fashion designers and insisted that each item worn by the characters be bought since the show frequently employs flashbacks and items are constantly reused. See more »

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Olivia Pope: It's handled.
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Featured in 2013 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards (2013) See more »

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Forgive me please
15 March 2014 | by (Berlin, Germany) – See all my reviews

I'm not quite sure why this series annoyed me as much as it did. Well, I think the music is really horrible, the separating cut scenes are irritating, the main character is such a stereotype, the rest of the cast is equally unimaginative, the dialog is lackluster, the acting is wooden, the plot is trying too hard and the set design is just so contrived. You know, that doesn't make for top notch TV entertainment in my book but at the same time it really doesn't explain why I found this so painful to watch. I guess it's because there is so much high quality stuff out there and you can immediately see what series the creators of Scandal draw inspiration from. Which series they try to rip off. As there is no original idea here and everything is so predictable that you inevitably wait for this to be done with, I will give this a very with berth from now on. But don't let that put you off.


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