“‘In my mind, I see a line. And over that line, I see green fields and lovely flowers and beautiful white women with their arms stretched out to me over that line. But I can’t seem to get there no how. I can’t seem to get over that line.’
“That was Harriet Tubman in the 1800s. And let me tell you something: The only thing that separates women of colour from anyone else is opportunity. You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there.
‘Scandal’ to End After Season Seven
Get ready to say goodbye to Scandal, Gladiators. According to published reports, season seven of the hit ABC political drama will be its last. The show’s creator and showrunner, Shonda Rhimes, will reportedly make the announcement at the network’s Upfront presentation on May 16th.
Can You Imagine Jill Scott as Olivia Pope?
With the 100th episode of Scandal set to air this Thursday, cast and crew were recently brought together by the Hollywood Reporter to discuss what it took to bring the controversial political drama to network television. It was of course no shock to hear ABC wanted the part of Olivia Pope to be played by a white woman, despite the character being inspired by real-life African American political fixer Judy Smith. What was a bit shocking, however, were some of the names being thrown about to play Olivia once the network agreed to the casting of a black woman.
ABC Renews TGIT Lineup
Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder have all been renewed by ABC. Don’t act like you’re shocked. The American Broadcasting Company knows when they’ve got a good thing going and they’re not about to let it go. In news that has shocked absolutely no one, the network renewed all of Shondaland’s Thursday night lineup of shows. In other words, ‘Grey’s’ will return for it’s fourteenth season, Scandal will return for its seventh and How to Get Away with Murder for its fourth.