Scandal is getting ready to end its fifth season on ABC, and there is already a sixth season on the way. However, news broke on Monday that Kerry Washington is pregnant with her second child, and that will complicate things for the series.
Washington was pregnant during season three of the series. That cut her screen time considerably, and it forced ABC to cut down the episode order for season three to 18 episodes. TV Line reported that ABC made the move to cut the episode order for season six down to 16 episodes after her announcement.
Another TV Line report stated that ABC could also delay a return of the series to 2017. The series would be a midseason arrival with all 16 episodes airing without a break.
ABC has not officially announced these plans. Shonda Rhimes has teased in previous interviews that season six may end the series.
Are you a fan of Scandal? Would you watch season six after a long delay? Check out a photo of Kerry Washington and her baby bump at the Met Gala in New York City last night. Tell us what you think.
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