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Scandal Season One - Promo 01

Scandal


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.

Plot

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.

Scandal's Final Season

"Deciding how to end a show is easy, deciding when to finish is quite simple when the end date is years away. But actually going through with it? Actually standing up to say: 'This is it?' Not so much. So, next year we are going all out. Leaving nothing on the table. Creating this world in celebration. We are going to handle the end the way we like to handle the important things in our Scandal family: all together, white hats on, Gladiators running full speed over a cliff."   Shonda Rhimes

Main Cast

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