From the creator and executive producers of Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice (Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers) comes a drama revolving around the life and work of a professional crisis manager and her dysfunctional staff. Olivia Pope is inspired by Judy Smith; who was the Founder, President and CEO of The Crisis Management Firm.

ABC Summary

Everyone has secrets… and Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) has dedicated her life to protecting and defending the public images of the nation’s elite by keeping those secrets under wraps. Pope’s team are at the top of their game when it comes to getting the job done for their clients, but it becomes apparent that these “gladiators in suits,” who specialise in fixing the lives of other people, have trouble fixing those closest at hand -- their own. The series is created by Shonda Rhimes (Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice). Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers (Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice) and Mark Wilding are executive producers. Judy Smith is co-executive producer.  

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Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) is a former Presidential media relations consultant who has dedicated her life to protecting and guarding the public images of America's high society elite. Pope opened her own consulting firm after leaving the White House, hoping to start a new chapter in her life not only professionally, but personally. However, no matter how hard she tries, cutting ties with her past seems to be easier said than done. As for her new staff, who specialize in fixing the lives of other people, the issues in their own lives turn out to be more challenging to fix than those of their clients.

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Scandal DVDs are available for all seasons of Scandal. Individual seasons and season boxsets.

Scandal Style

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Scandal Style is achieved with the help of Costume Designer Lyn Paolo and The Limited Scandal Collection.

Scandal Hair and Makeup

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Scandal Makeup is achieved with the help from the members of the makeup crew on Scandal.

Scandal on Social Media

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The cast and Crew of Scandal are on Twitter and Facebook, every Thursday a live tweet session is held with the cast and their followers. The cast often post selfies with other cast members and behind the scenes pictures.

Shondaland: Revealed

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Join Executive Producer Betsy Beers as she takes listeners Behind the Scenes with the cast and creators for ABC's Shondaland shows - "Grey's Anatomy," "Scandal" and "How to Get Away with Murder" - all airing Thursdays nights in primetime on ABC.

Scandal - Gladiator Wanted

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Scandal Gladiator Wanted is a Scandal web series created and directed by Scandal's Darby Stanchfield. The Gladiators are tasked with finding an intern for Olivia Pope & Associates. All six episodes were released on the Scandal ABC website Thursday January 19, 2017; ahead of the Scandal Season Six premiere.

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