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Season Six
Scandal Season 6 Poster
Episodes 16
Premiere Episode Survival of the Fittest
Premiere Date January 26, 2017
Finale Episode Transfer of Power
Finale Date May 18, 2017

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On March 4th, 2016 ABC announced that Scandal would be picked up for a sixth season. It premiered on January 26, 2017 and ended on May 18, 2017.

AboutEdit

The season continues the story of Olivia Pope's crisis management firm, Olivia Pope & Associates, and its staff, as well as staff at the White House in Washington D.C. Season five has eleven series regulars, all returning from the previous season, out of which eight are part of the original cast of ten regulars from the first season and two new regulars were added.

Season NewsEdit

  • Season 6 episode order was shortened from 22 to 16 episodes and moved to mid-season schedule due to Kerry Washington’s pregnancy. [1]
  • The season features the 100th episode of Scandal which is the 10th episode of the season.
  • The crew of Scandal started scouting 13 July, 2016 (via Tom Verica) [2]
  • The table read for the premiere was on 26 July, 2016.
  • Season 6 starts filming in two weeks from 12 July, 2016 (via Darby Stanchfield) [3]
  • They shot the first five episodes before Kerry Washington gave birth to her second child in October.
  • The shooting of the rest of the episodes started again on January 2017.
  • The cast wrapped filming for the season on April 28, 2017.
  • The first episode of Season 6 will not air until January 2017. [4]
  • Scott Foley will be directing episode three. [5]
  • Tony Goldwyn directed two episodes of the season.
  • Joelle Carter (Vanessa Moss) has been recast and will be replaced by Jessalyn Gilsig in Season 6. [6]
  • Jeff Perry's daughter Zoe Perry joins Scandal for season 6. [7]
  • There were few changes of episode order in the first half of the season. The episode "They All Bow Down" which was aired as episode number 5 was originally produced as episode number 4. Also "Extinction" was originally produced as 6x05 but aired as 6x06. Another episode "The Belt" was produced as 6x06 but aired as 6x04.

CastEdit

Main Cast Edit

Supporting Cast Edit

Recurring Cast Edit

EpisodesEdit

01 | 91
6x01 - Olivia Pope 02
"Survival of the Fittest" January 26, 2017
Directed by: Tom Verica - Written by: Shonda Rhimes
The election results for the presidential race between Mellie Grant and Francisco Vargas are announced, and the shocking results lead to an explosive outcome
02 | 92
6x02 - Marcus Walker 05
"Hardball" February 2, 2017
Directed by: Allison Liddi-Brown - Written by: Matt Byrne
Flashbacks show what happened on the campaign trail and to what lengths Olivia was willing to go for the win; Fitz and Abby face a national crisis; the gladiators work to get answers.
03 | 93
6x03 - Olivia Pope 02
"Fates Worse Than Death" February 9, 2017
Directed by: Scott Foley - Written by: Mark Fish
In the midst of a national crisis, Cyrus’s fate is sealed. Meanwhile, Olivia and the gladiators will stop at nothing to get to the truth.
04 | 94
6x04 - Cyrus Beene 01
"The Belt" February 16, 2017
Directed by: Tom Verica - Written by: Paul William Davies
Cyrus faces his ultimate challenge but continues to stop at nothing to prove his innocence. Meanwhile, Olivia and the gladiators uncover shocking new evidence about the night Frankie was shot.
05 | 95
6x05 - Olivia Pope and Vanessa Moss 01
"They All Bow Down" March 9, 2017
Directed by: Millicent Shelton - Written by: Zahir McGhee
Jake and Vanessa’s messy relationship poses a threat to the campaign, forcing Olivia to take action. Meanwhile, a game-changing revelation about the conspiracy surrounding Francisco Vargas’s assassination is revealed.
06 | 96
6x06 - Eli Pope 01
"Extinction" March 16, 2017
Directed by: Tony Goldwyn - Written by: Chris Van Dusen
Rowan is caught by surprise when someone from his past resurfaces, and Olivia has to make a life-changing decision about the campaign. Meanwhile, flashbacks reveal exactly what happened the night of Francisco Vargas’ assassination.
07 | 97
6x07 - Huck 01
"A Traitor Among Us" March 23, 2017
Directed by: Tom Verica - Written by: Alison Schapker
After discovering new information about the assassination of Frankie Vargas, Olivia makes a shocking decision and asks Huck to complete one of the most difficult tasks yet.
08 | 98
6x08 - Abby Whelan 01
"A Stomach for Blood" March 30, 2017
Directed by: Olivier Bokelberg - Written by: Severiano Canales
The events leading up to election night are retold from Abby's perspective, revealing a formidable thirst for power and the explosive secret she's been keeping.
09 | 99
6x09 - OPA 01
"Dead in the Water" April 6, 2017
Directed by: Nicole Rubio - Written by: Michelle Lirtzman
It’s a race against the clock when Olivia and OPA’s investigation into the conspiracy puts one of their own in grave danger.
10 | 100
6x10 - Fitz Grant 01
"The Decision" April 13, 2017
Directed by: Sharat Raju - Written by: Johanna Lee
With the ugly truth behind Frankie's assassination revealed, a torn Olivia wonders how different her life — and the country — would be if she, Mellie and Cyrus had never rigged Fitz's election.
11 | 101
6x11 - Group 01
"Trojan Horse" April 20, 2017
Directed by: Jann Turner - Written by: Jess Brownell & Nicholas Nardini
Olivia and the team are determined to bring down Peus, but as the Electoral College vote nears, the fight for power claims another victim.
12 | 102
6x12 - Mellie and Olivia Pope 01
"Mercy" April 27, 2017
Directed by: Nzingha Stewart - Written by: Severiano Canales & Ameni Rozsa
Just when Peus’ iron grip seems inescapable to Olivia and everyone she holds dear, a shocking threat to the White House turns everything on its head.
13 | 103
6x13 - Olivia Pope 02
"The Box" May 4, 2017
Directed by: Steph Green - Written by: Raamla Mohamed & Austin Guzman
As the future of the country hangs in the balance, Olivia and Fitz are at odds with Rowan, and Jake employs surprising tactics to manipulate the Mystery Woman.


14 | 104
6x14 - Olivia Pope 01
"Head Games" May 11, 2017
While outgoing President Fitz considers his legacy, the Gladiators question what’s next for OPA, and Jake finally discovers the motivation behind Peus’s and the Mystery Woman’s reign of terror.


15 | 105
6x15 - Jake Ballard 01
"Tick Tock" May 18, 2017
As the clock ticks down to the inauguration of the first female President of the United States, Olivia takes a big risk to ensure Mellie’s safety.


16 | 106
6x16 Mellie Grant and Luna Vargas
"Transfer of Power" May 18, 2017
Directed by: Tony Goldwyn - Written by: Matt Byrne & Mark Fish
In the final days of his presidency, Fitz uses his power to make some unexpected changes.

Cast Promotional PhotosEdit

→ See and enjoy 23 pictures of Season 6 Cast Promos at Images of Season 6 Cast Promos.
Scandal Season 6 - Cast Promo 01


Promotional Photos Edit

→ For more images from Season Four, see the Category:Season Six Images page

Behind the ScenesEdit

→ See and enjoy 78 pictures from Season 6 BTS at Images from Season 6 BTS.

Social MarketingEdit

Social MediaEdit

Main article: Scandal on Social Media

Social Media is one of the main reasons Scandal is so successful.

Behind the ScenesEdit

Cast PhotosEdit

→ See and enjoy 78 pictures from Season 6 BTS at Images from Season 6 BTS.

The cast and crew of Scandal often post selfies with other cast members, behind the scenes pictures and episode sneak peeks.


Crew PhotosEdit

→ See and enjoy 32 pictures from Directors POV at Images from Directors POV.
→ See and enjoy 23 pictures of Scandal Hair and Makeup Crew at Images of Scandal Hair and Makeup Crew.
→ See and enjoy 19 pictures of Scandal Props at Images of Scandal Props.

VideosEdit

TrailersEdit

Scandal Season 6 Trailer (HD)00:31

Scandal Season 6 Trailer (HD)

Behind the ScenesEdit

Kerry Washington Interview on New Season of 'Scandal,' Work-Life Balance05:25

Kerry Washington Interview on New Season of 'Scandal,' Work-Life Balance

External Links Edit

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://variety.com/2016/tv/news/kerry-washington-pregnant-scandal-season-6-premiere-midseason-1201764823/
  2. https://twitter.com/tomverica/status/753312982596214784
  3. https://twitter.com/darbysofficial/status/752991433678663681
  4. https://twitter.com/BellamyYoung/status/754845793589223425
  5. https://twitter.com/tomverica/status/764231195076898816
  6. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/scandal-recasts-jakes-wife-jessalyn-917588?utm_source=twitter
  7. http://www.ew.com/article/2016/12/05/scandal-zoe-perry-season-6?xid=entertainment-weekly_socialflow_twitter

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