‘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.
Scandal’s demise has been hinted at for some time now, with both Rhimes and ABC admitting that creatively, the show may have run its course. Other sources claim Rhimes always saw the show ending after seven seasons. Whatever the case, Scandal is still a hot ticket on ABC’s line-up, averaging a 1.46 demo and 5.6 million viewers.
Scandal debuted back in 2013 and stars Kerry Washington as political fixer Olivia Pope. At the time of it’s premiere, the show became the first network series to be led by a black woman since 1974’s Get Christie Love. It is also credited with paving the way for actresses like Viola Davis, Meagan Good and Nicole Beharie, who have all scored leading roles in recent years.