Scandal (TV Series 2012– ) Poster

(2012– )


In just about every episode the title of the episode is spoken.
Kerry Washington is only the second African-American actress to be the star of an American broadcast network hour-long drama series since Teresa Graves in Get Christie Love! (1974) The first was Jada Pinkett Smith in Hawthorne (2009).
At the table read for the pilot Shonda Rhimes told Bellamy Young her arc for the show would only consist of four to five episodes before she would be written off.
Columbus Short was offered his role without an audition.
The third season of the show was cut short to accommodate Kerry Washington's real life pregnancy.
Was the first American TV drama to feature a black female lead since AND to be renewed for a second season since Jada Pinkett Smith's Hawthorne (2009).
For her work on the show Ava DuVernay became the first black woman to direct a TV series starring a black woman that was created by a black woman on one of the Big Three Networks.
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.
Judy Smith, co-Executive Producer, represented Monica Lewinsky, the Chandra Levy family, Michael Vick, BP after the Gulf oil spill as a real-life crisis management consultant.
Khandi Alexander was offered her role without an audition.
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.
Gabrielle Union auditioned for the role of Olivia Pope.
Bellamy Young's audition script consisted of only two lines.
President Fitzgerald Grant's favorite President is George Washington. Traditionally, each President hangs up a portrait of the President he most admires, his hero and favorite predecessor, in the Oval Office. Grant has a portrait of George Washington above the fireplace.
Many guest stars, and even show regulars including Scott Foley, have appeared on Shonda Rhimes' other ABC hit show Grey's Anatomy.
Jeff Perry, Bellamy Young, and Tony Goldwyn all guest starred on the same season (season 9) of Frasier.
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3 actors on the show have appeared in the Scream films: Scott Foley in Scream 3, season 2 guest star Elise Neal in Scream 2, and season 4 guest star Portia de Rossi in Scream 2.
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Abby (Darby Stanchfield) was Mary Mouser's (President Grant's daughter) mother in NCIS
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