ABC’s Scandal Set To End After Conclusion Of Seventh Season
Starring Kerry Washington as crisis management expert Olivia Pope, the program has proved to be a hit with viewers since it premiered in 2012. Indeed, the show enjoyed its biggest audience in over 14 months when it returned for its midseason opening earlier this year. With this in mind, it seems counter-intuitive for ABC to axe the series.
However, if reports are to be believed, there is nothing counter-intuitive on the network’s part at all. Reportedly, series creator and executive producer Shonda Rhimes, of Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice fame, has opted to wind things down and conclude the program after Season 7. Why exactly she has reached this decision is unknown.
Per Comingsoon.net, the source of this story:
On Scandal, everyone has secrets… and Olivia Pope (Washington) has dedicated her life to protecting and defending the public images of the nation’s elite by keeping those secrets under wraps. Pope’s team are at the top of their game when it comes to getting the job done for their clients, but it becomes apparent that these “gladiators in suits,” who specialize in fixing the lives of other people, have trouble fixing those closest at hand — their own.
Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers (Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice) and Mark Wilding serve as executive producers on Scandal. Judy Smith is co-executive producer.
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