Shondaland’s success continues. Although it’s not yet up on the press site, ABC has renewed its Scandal TV show for a seventh season.
A long-running Shonda Rhimes political drama, Scandal stars Kerry Washington, Darby Stanchfield, Katie Lowes, Guillermo Diaz, Jeff Perry, Tony Goldwyn, Bellamy Young, Joshua Malina, Scott Foley, Joe Morton, Portia de Rossi, and Cornelius Smith, Jr.
Today, ABC also gave early renewals to Shondaland’s other TGIT shows, Grey’s Anatomy and How to Get Away with Murder.
Scandal Renewed For Season Seven on ABC
“Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder continue to keep viewers on the edge of their seats and wanting more, said ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey. “I’m thrilled to bring back these shows and the OMG moments that come with them.”
Since the block’s January return in its full lineup after Scandal had to sit out the fall because of Washington’s pregnancy, ABC has won every Thursday among Adults 18-49. All three dramas hail from Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers’ Shondaland and ABC Studios. Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal were created by Rhimes who oversees both series; HTGAWM was created and is run by Pete Nowalk.
In its 13th season, Grey’s Anatomy continues to defy its age, ranking as ABC’s No. 1 show among Adults 18-49 and the No. 3 broadcast drama overall. Its midseason return on Jan. 26 was the show’s most watched telecast in two and a half years and highest rated in 18-49 in year and a half. Scandal opened its sixth season with its biggest audience and best 18-49 rating in a year. Like Grey’s, Murder, which had been hit by the weak lead-in from Notorious in the fall, also came back to its midseason return with new season highs. The drama is among the biggest gainers on TV this season in the Live + 7 Day ratings, more than doubling (+117%) its Live + Same Day Adult 18-49 number.
What do you think? Have you been watching season six of the Scandal TV show? How would you have felt if ABC cancelled this drama series instead of renewing it for season seven?
Please don’t cancel this show it’s the best one on, . I love it!
Upset. Upset. Upset. Love the cast, the plots and all the drama.
Love, love, love Scandal. The scripts are tight and the dialogue is flawless. I believe the reason for the dip in the ratings is because it had trouble finding an audience after being a no-show in the fall. Scandal is impeccable. When Rowan shot his girlfriend… didn’t see that coming! I very much enjoyed the “what-if” episode. We all wonder what would have happened if we made a different choice some where along the way. So sad there are only 2 episodes left this season and can’t wait for fall for the new season to begin. Whatever happened to the… Read more »
Please don’t cancel Scandel by far best show on tv ,Shonda can give up the catch for Romeo and Juliet but not Scandel.Scandel highlight of my week.Please if any petitions need to be signed to keep Scandel on the air please send me info thank you Rita Avalo
I have loved Scandal from the start. Learning every character’s purpose on set. Where they came from, what we’re their own duties on Olivia & Associates Firm. I quickly learn that Olivia & Associates were the FIXER. They all had a solution to every problem that fell on their laps. So … what happen???? I dont see that anymore. Why Stephen Finch left Scandal after 1st Season. Whatever happen to him. Yes we all know he along with his people was the one in charge of rescuing Olivia when she was kidnapped. What’s going to happen to Quinn after she… Read more »
Scandal is the best show on air for sure. I just wish Kerry could’ve held off on having another baby until the show ends since it’ll prob not be on much longer. From what I hear. Having the season shortened 6 or 7 episodes is a total bummer.
Great show – wild plots – very good cinematography – good acting and much more quality stuff ….. am looking forward to season 7 …. I found the last episode OF SEASON 6 A little hard to Follow as it dropped the plot line … thx
Am so happy Scandal has been renewed for season 7.
How many episodes will air this year? The last two weeks have been very disappointing when scandal did not air!
scandal it is excellent show !!!