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Scandal 

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A former White House Communications Director starts her own crisis management firm only to realize her clients are not the only ones with secrets.

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Shonda Rhimes
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Kerry Washington ...  Olivia Pope 124 episodes, 2012-2018
Darby Stanchfield ...  Abby Whelan 124 episodes, 2012-2018
Katie Lowes ...  Quinn Perkins 124 episodes, 2012-2018
Guillermo Díaz ...  Huck 124 episodes, 2012-2018
Jeff Perry ...  Cyrus Beene 124 episodes, 2012-2018
Joshua Malina ...  David Rosen 124 episodes, 2012-2018
Bellamy Young ...  Mellie Grant 124 episodes, 2012-2018
Tony Goldwyn ...  Fitzgerald Grant 124 episodes, 2012-2018
Scott Foley ...  Jake Ballard 104 episodes, 2013-2018
Joe Morton ...  Rowan Pope 88 episodes, 2013-2018
George Newbern ...  Charlie 69 episodes, 2012-2018
Cornelius Smith Jr. ...  Marcus Walker 57 episodes, 2015-2018
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Storyline

When you get into trouble there's only one person to call, Olivia Pope. Olivia is a professional 'fixer' who makes problems go away before anyone even knows they exist. For the moneyed, the powerful and even the President, Olivia is a legend in her field. Her spectacular success is mostly due to her unbreakable rule of always trust your gut. No matter how careful you are, when you do damage control for a living, you're bound to cause some damage to your own life. She and her crew eat, sleep, live and breathe crisis. Each week, as the team races against the clock to defuse intriguing new problems before they become full-blown disasters, they also have to deal with their own personal issues. They may call themselves 'gladiators in suits', but little by little, Olivia and her crew begin to reveal the chinks in their armor. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Scandal See more »

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Shondaland, ABC Studios See more »
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Stereo | Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Joshua Malina (David Rosen) & Jeff Perry (cyrus Beene) also worked together on The West Wing: Privateers (2003) as Will Bailey & Burt Ganz respectively. See more »

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Olivia Pope: It's handled.
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Featured in 2013 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards (2013) See more »

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Should be called "Pouty little big girl gets her way"
25 August 2018 | by shainaemazzio-53850See all my reviews

Like most other reviews, first two seasons of this show was great, then it completely fell of the grid. Every episode is of Olivia Pope, a vile excuse for a human being. She's hypocritical, devious, arrogant, self-righteous, annoying and throws a temper tantrum whenever she doesn't get her way. She bends the rules as they benefit her regardless of who she hurts or kills in the process. Thank God this is a terrible drama, because our country would have no hope if it ran even a tenth of the way this show portrays. The other supporting actors save the show in my opinion, because Kerry Washington is very annoying in this role. Other reviewers speak of her over- enunciating, talking slowly and raising her voice to make her point, i.e. get her way. I think a fun drinking game would also be to have to take a shot each time one of the characters (mainly Pope) says "Look at me." Pause. Then again, slower and exaggerated, "Look. At. Me."


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