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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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 Olivia Pope (106 episodes, 2012-2017)
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 Huck (106 episodes, 2012-2017)
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 Abby Whelan (93 episodes, 2012-2017)
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 Quinn Perkins (93 episodes, 2012-2017)
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 Cyrus Beene (93 episodes, 2012-2017)
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 David Rosen (93 episodes, 2012-2017)
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 Mellie Grant (93 episodes, 2012-2017)
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 President Fitzgerald Grant (93 episodes, 2012-2017)
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 Jake Ballard (73 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Rowan Pope (57 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Harrison Wright (47 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 balance of power is about to shift. (Season 6) See more »

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While Shonda Rhimes has often been praised for the racial and gender diversity of her shows' casts, Scandal (2012) also provides diversity in its uncommon number of opportunities for both LGBT characters and actors. The show has gay characters being played by openly gay actors (for example, James Novak (played by Dan Bucatinsky)); gay characters played by straight actors (as in Cyrus Beene [played by Jeff Perry)); and - most unusually in an era in which gay actors' agents and managers still frequently advise them to stay in the closet or abandon any hope of being cast in straight roles - openly LGBT actors playing straight characters (such as Elizabeth North (Portia de Rossi) and ex-spouses Diego "Huck" and Kim Munoz (Guillermo Díaz and Jasika Nicole)). See more »

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Olivia Pope: It's handled.
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WTF is happening with this show???
31 March 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

CAN'T TAKE THIS SHOW ANYMORE!!!! "Scandal" is becoming one hell of a soap opera. Every actor is OVERACTING, it's like every one is PMSing... "Olivia Pope" just makes sad, confused faces and shouts all the time, it's annoying. "Huck" only WHISPERS, since episode one... "Jake Ballard" wants to be the bad ass, but sorry, far from it, he only makes puppy faces with puppy eyes.... this show just died... last episode was like: "let's get everyone having sex, to put some sparkles on it".... FAILED!!!!!! Horrible timing... maybe the producers, could perhaps take some notes from "House of Cards" and "Political Animals"... and I understand this is supposed to be a "scandal" from a romance btw the president and an outsider, but both of them are becoming narcissistic pricks and I don't even care if they stay together, the show would be better if they actually found others to get involved with. Everything in Scandal just SUCKS lately!!!! Good bye "soap opera"... I'm done!!!!


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