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Scandal 

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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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Shonda Rhimes
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 34 wins & 68 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Kerry Washington ...  Olivia Pope 124 episodes, 2012-2018
Darby Stanchfield ...  Abby Whelan 124 episodes, 2012-2018
Katie Lowes ...  Quinn Perkins 124 episodes, 2012-2018
Guillermo Díaz ...  Huck 124 episodes, 2012-2018
Jeff Perry ...  Cyrus Beene 124 episodes, 2012-2018
Joshua Malina ...  David Rosen 124 episodes, 2012-2018
Bellamy Young ...  Mellie Grant 124 episodes, 2012-2018
Tony Goldwyn ...  Fitzgerald Grant 124 episodes, 2012-2018
Scott Foley ...  Jake Ballard 104 episodes, 2013-2018
Joe Morton ...  Rowan Pope 88 episodes, 2013-2018
George Newbern ...  Charlie 69 episodes, 2012-2018
Cornelius Smith Jr. ...  Marcus Walker 57 episodes, 2015-2018

The Rise of Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington competed against some of her best friends during "Scandal" auditions. Learn who else almost played Olivia Pope, and the roles that Washington considered along the way.

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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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The balance of power is about to shift. (Season 6) See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Washington, D.C. rarely appears to have a winter. When the plot happens during a winter, often characters will wear light outdoor clothing, there is no trace of snow on the ground, and the sun doesn't rise late and set early. See more »

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Olivia Pope: It's handled.
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Featured in Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.70 (2013) See more »

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Not to be missed
24 May 2012 | by yuknowSee all my reviews

When Grey's Anatomy start going stale Scandal pops up. One of the best TV series ever. Every single episode leave you wanting for more! Starting off with the president looking scandalous to understanding the love he and Olivia have for each other. Fast pace keeps you guessing. Just not enough in your face dirty politics like 'Boss'. Something different from those boring same old monotone drama. 7 episodes in Season 1 is not enough. Till the last episode will keep you guessing who is the one that orchestrate all the things that happened. It is definitely one of the best TV series in 2012. Not to be missed most definitely.


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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 2012 (USA) See more »

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Shondaland, ABC Studios See more »
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