SCANDAL Season 6 Premiere Photos: The Election Results are In!

The season 5 finale of SCANDAL left fans with one big question — who is going to be the next President of the United States? In the finale, both Mellie and Francisco Vargas (her opponent) had chosen their running mates. Vargas had selected Cyrus, who seems eager to return to the White House, while Mellie….well, Mellie’s running mate was actually chosen for her: Jake.

But who will ultimately win the election? That will be revealed in the upcoming sixth season premiere of SCANDAL. ABC has said that the election results will be announced and “the shocking results lead to an explosive outcome”. Place your bets on what that could mean. Meanwhile, photos from the upcoming season premiere also show Fitz dealing with a crisis. After all, he’s still the President for another several months.

Browse through photos above from the season 6 premiere of SCANDAL, airing on Thursday, January 19 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

SCANDAL: ABC Announces the Season 6 Premiere Date


Are you going through a drought, SCANDAL fans? Have no fear, because ABC has announced the midseason premiere date for the show.

The midseason premiere of SCANDAL will air on Thursday, January 19 9:00 p.m. EST, when the TGIT lineup of GREY’S ANATOMY, SCANDAL and HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER returns with all-new episodes (ay this time he winter finales of GREY’S ANATOMY and HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER will air on Thursday, November 17.

Here’s the new ABC Thursday night schedule beginning in late January:

Thursday, January 19
8:00 p.m. GREY’S ANATOMY
9:00 p.m. SCANDAL

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SCANDAL Season Finale Sneak Peeks: The Search for Mellie’s Running Mate


Mellie secured herself the Republican nomination for President in last week’s SCANDAL when Susan dropped out of the primary and Olivia took Hollis Doyle down. But now Mellie has a dilemma: who should she choose to be her running mate?

Mellie sits down with Olivia and her employees this week and they have narrowed down the pool to three candidates with the three “Ms”: male, married and military. Unfortunately, as they go through each candidate they realize all of them are hiding a secret or shady past. That being said, they do decide to go with the only one among them who admits that he acted as a cocaine dealer in college and are going to try and clean up his past for him.

Elsewhere, Edison arrives at Olivia’s office to deliver Jake’s message from the last episode. Olivia doesn’t seem eager to actually help Jake, however. Is that just a ruse or does she know she can’t win by going up against her father here?

Don’t miss the season finale of SCANDAL tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

SCANDAL Sneak Peek: Did Edison Make a Deal With the Devil?


It looks like Edison is going to come to some not-so-pleasant realizations in this week’s SCANDAL when he discovers that aligning himself with Rowan is akin to making a deal with the devil.

We know that Jake is being groomed to be Edison’s Vice President by Rowan, but apparently Edison doesn’t understand that you don’t cross Rowan. In a clip from tonight’s episode, the Presidential hopeful calls Jake to his office and tells him he’s considering other people as his potential Vice President — people with more experience. Naturally, Jake isn’t happy and makes sure that Edison understands that the choice is not his to make.

Elsewhere in the episode, Olivia and Abby have to put their differences aside and work together to try and take Hollis Doyle down.

Don’t miss an all new episode of SCANDAL tonight (May 5) at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

SCANDAL Sneak Peek: Will Mellie & Susan Bow Down to a Political Powerhouse?


Fans will be meeting Governer Baker of Florida on this week’s SCANDAL and apparently she has the state “on lockdown”. This political powerhouse would be a very influential endorsement for one of the Republican candidates…but which one? Olivia and her team is encouraging Mellie to suck up to her, while Liz is encouraging Susan to do the same. Apparently the governor has invited Mellie, Susan and Hollis Doyle to a dinner as a sort of “contest” to convince her to endorse one of them. So Abby and Olivia are engaged in a spin war over that endorsement, but that could prove disastrous for both of their candidates.

Meanwhile, Cyrus will be faced with a big decision — one that could drastically alter his future.

Don’t miss an all new episode of SCANDAL tonight (April 28) at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

SCANDAL Sneak Peek: Did a Fling Turn Into a Pregnancy Scandal?


Remember all the way back in season 1 when there was a rumor on SCANDAL that Fitz had impregnated a woman during an affair? The President may no longer be married, but he’s about to be hit with a second pregnancy scandal in this week’s episode.

Abby has been having Lillian Forrester followed and she goes to Fitz with some news: Lillian has been visiting a medical facility and Abby believes that she’s pregnant. Is Fitz the father?

Elsewhere in the episode, “The election is in full swing, which means everyone is doing their best to take down their opponents, but when a potential leak threatens several candidates, they have to work together to keep their secrets safe. Boundaries are pushed and lines are crossed as we find out just how far some people are willing to go to protect themselves.”

Don’t miss an all new episode of SCANDAL tonight (April 7) at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

SCANDAL: Watch Mellie Grant’s Campaign Commercial


There’s an election heating up on SCANDAL. Vying for the Republication nomination is Vice President Susan Ross, Senator Mellie Grant and businessman Hollis Doyle (SCANDAL’s version of Donald Trump).

Mellie has Olivia managing her campaign behind the scenes and she’s attempting to make Mellie a “woman of the people” after focus groups concluded that Mellie was too snotty and a know-it-all. Unfortunately, that plan backfired spectacularly in the last episode. But now Olivia has decided to let Mellie be herself.

ABC put together a mock campaign commercial for Mellie, which stresses her recent filibuster for Planned Parenthood funding (a spectacular showing of her character, if I do say so myself), and her caring nature.

A new episode of SCANDAL will air on March 31 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

SCANDAL Sneak Peek: Will Cyrus’ New Project Be Exposed?


Cyrus has found himself a new presidential hopeful on SCANDAL. As both Mellie and Susan run for the Republican nomination, Cyrus has attached himself to Democrat Vargas and has manipulated Vargas’ life to ensure that he will throw his hat into the election and hire Cyrus to run his campaign.

But apparently all of this hasn’t exactly been under the radar. At least not where Abby is concerned. She confronts Cyrus in a sneak peek from this week’s SCANDAL and tells him that she’s been monitoring his calls and his travel and knows that he’s been spending an inordinate amount of time with Vargas. Instead of confessing his plan (because why would anyone ever tell the truth on SCANDAL?) Cyrus immediately goes on the defensive, accusing Abby of spying on him and threatening her job.

Elsewhere in the episode, Mellie and Susan both feel pressure as their respective campaigns heat up and Olivia continues to spy on the newly-engaged Jake while her employees are left to fend for themselves.

ABC also warns that “a blast from the past surprises everyone”. Based on the clip below and the discussion of the return of Hollis Doyle, could he be the “blast from the past”?

Don’t miss an all new episode of SCANDAL on March 17 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

SCANDAL Teasers: Scheming, Trysts and the Secret Service


Olivia and the team take on some Secret Service agents as clients in this week’s SCANDAL. Meanwhile, Cyrus continues his plan to manipulate Vargas into becoming a presidential candidate, Susan Ross debates getting Fitz’s endorsement, and Fitz is enjoying life as a single man. Here are some teasers about this week’s SCANDAL.

Unofficially. Liv continues to make it clear to Mellie that she can’t run her campaign publicly…but that doesn’t mean she can’t give her some advice behind closed doors. Case in point: Mellie wants to know how to handle running against Susan Ross. The solution? To get Fitz to endorse Mellie. Or, more specifically, to ensure that he *doesn’t* endorse Susan. Naturally, you can imagine how likely Mellie thinks that will be. Then there’s David and Elizabeth, who keep trying to encourage Susan to seek the President’s endorsement in order to get ahead in the campaign.

Dalliance. Fitz is enjoying the single life and he’s even willing to let Abby protect his reputation and his image as he….entertains women in the White House Residence.

New Candidate. Cyrus is lunching with the Governor of the hour — Vargas — who seems curious as to why Cyrus is out with a Democrat. Cyrus insists he’s just dining with an American hero, but it’s clear that he’s carefully laying the groundwork to become Vargas’ confidante. But Vargas is a tough nut to crack and, shockingly, he seems to have a great deal of integrity. He’s definitely not Fitz 2.0…or is it just too early for that? We’ll have to wait and see. But oh, the political machinations happening in anticipation of the coming election. It’s delicious.

A Little Out of Hand. Abby’s going to reach out for Liv and her former co-workers’ help when she gets word that something unseemly happened during a private party with Secret Service members. The problem? A woman is dead. Cue the gladiators and their amazing ability to solve even the messiest of problems.

Obsessed. In between advising Mellie and working, Liv is also following Jake and his new girlfriend around. Although, this time she’s bringing Abby along for the ride. Liv insists she can’t figure out the angle here, but Abby wonders if there’s no angle at all — maybe Jake just genuinely likes this woman.

Together Again. All of the subterfuge, dalliances and political machinations lead to a momentous scene: a reunion between Fitz and Liv. Well, a meeting between them. And a lot of issues are brought to the forefront during this talk.

Don’t miss an all new SCANDAL on March 10 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.