Prepare to be scandalized! Although the Scandal TV show was renewed for season seven on ABC, back in February, rumor has it that renewal is for a seventh and final season.
A Washington D.C. political drama, Scandal revolves around former White House Communications Director, Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington). The ABC cast also includes Scott Foley, Darby Stanchfield, Katie Lowes, Guillermo Diaz, Jeff Perry, Joshua Malina, Bellamy Young, Portia de Rossi, Joe Morton, Cornelius Smith Jr., and Tony Goldwyn.
TV Line reports:
Although ABC isn’t commenting, multiple sources confirm to TVLine exclusively that Scandal‘s upcoming seventh seventh will be its last. The network is expected to make a formal announcement at its upfront presentation on Tuesday. I’m told series creator Shonda Rhimes made the call to conclude the series, and ABC accepted her decision.
Back in January, we reported that it was Rhimes (rather than new mother Washington) who requested a shortened sixth season for creative reasons. At that time, she reportedly had already figured out where and when Scandal would end, so this has been brewing, for a while.
Since the network has not yet confirmed that Scandal will end with season seven, we’ll keep an eye on the situation and update you as information from the ABC Upfront becomes available. Stay tuned.
What do you think? Are you still watching the Scandal TV series? Does it feel like it should end after the seventh season, or should it be renewed for season eight? Sound off, in the comments.