SCANDAL Sneak Peek: A Frantic Search


The news of Olivia and Fitz’s affair exploded in the last episode of SCANDAL and Olivia fled D.C. to work a case in order to escape the scrutiny that came with being the President’s mistress. As Abby tried to get a handle on the situation, she decided to downplay the affair and told the press that Fitz and Mellie’s marriage was still solid. And then she told the President that she didn’t believe Olivia would want to live this life, so Fitz invited Mellie back to the White House and decided to keep his affair a secret once again.

But, shockingly, Olivia decided to face her fears and admitted to about 10 million reporters that she was, in fact, the President’s mistress. At the same time, Fitz and Mellie were preparing for an interview to play up their sham of a marriage and deny any existence of an affair.

Now ABC has released a sneak peek for next week’s episode that shows Abby desperately trying to find the President. Has she gotten wind of Olivia’s statement and is shutting down the First Couple’s interview so she doesn’t turn Olivia into a liar? We’ll have to wait until next week to find out!

Don’t miss an all new episode of SCANDAL on October 15 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

SCANDAL Scoop: Katie Lowes Talks Season Five, B6-13 and “Huckleberry Quinn”

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Boy, what a difference four years makes! When we first met Quinn Perkins, she was a fresh-faced, driven and puzzling new member of Pope and Associates. Of course, this being Shonda Rhimes’ SCANDALous world — where happily ever afters don’t exactly add up to compelling television — Quinn Perkins has gone through quite the transformation over the past few seasons. Which is why, as SCANDAL kicks off its much-anticipated fifth chapter, Perkins has grown into a compassionate albeit complex and dare we say terrifying person on Team Pope. Yup, we’re just going to say it, Quinn Perkins isn’t just our favourite Gladiator, she is one of the strongest characters of television right now. Credit for which goes to her portrayer, Katie Lowes, who has infused her character with an intimidating prescence, while at the same time not taking away her heart and human flaws.

I caught up with Lowes about this week’s episode, her thoughts on Quinn joining the likes of B6-13, and how she feels about Huckleberry Quinn.
We ended last week where the media knows about Liv (Kerry Washington) and Fitz’s (Tony Goldwyn) relationship. How will that affect their relationship? 
Katie Lowes: I mean, it’s not going to be good that’s for sure! There’s not much I can say, but it’s definitely going to unfold itself. I think for Quinn it’s really important because the media finding out about Olivia and Fitz greatly impacts Olivia Pope and Associates and the business we run.
How do you think it will be for Mellie (Bellamy Young) especially with Fitz trying to get a divorce and now with the media all over this scandal? 
I think this is one of the worst things that could have possibly happened because it’s very hard for Liv, Fitz, and Mellie to come back from something this catastrophic. The media finding out about their relationship affects Mellie’s career, her personal life, and how the public perceives her.
What was your initial reaction to finding out Quinn was going to get involved with B6-13 last season?  Were you shocked that your character took that turn?
I was really, really, really, really, really excited!  First of all, all of the actors that are involved in B6-13: Papa Pope, Jake Ballard, Charlie, Huck they are some of my favorite characters on the show, I was so excited to work with them. Also they are some of my favorite people so I was pumped!  But was I shocked, yes.  Watching Quinn’s arc, season one, season two, season three, season four it’s just so cool and such a testament to Shonda Rhimes writing. Her characters are never stuck, they’re always changing, evolving, learning, and contradicting themselves. It’s what makes them human. 
How do you feel about Quinn and Huck’s relationship? 
Huckleberry Quinn is one of my favorite things ever but of course I’m biased because Guillermo Diaz is one of my favorite people on the entire planet, he’s one of my best friends.  I think their relationship is so awesome, but you can tell from the season finale last year things are really bad between them, the worst they’ve ever been. Unfortunately, I don’t know how they can come back from that, he’s responsible for killing seventeen people. I don’t know if Quinn is going to find it in herself to be okay with that.
I think there is a running theme where all of these characters are facing their worst fears.  Quinn’s worst fear is that she’s not going to have any help because she can’t trust Huck or work with him anymore because he is a cold blooded killer. He’s killed seventeen people, this isn’t something we should take lightly, I know everybody loves Huck as a character I do too, but he did a really messed up thing.  Similarly, like Quinn, this is Fitz, Liv, and Mellie this is their worst nightmare, having their relationship come out.  It jeopardizes all of their working relationships for sure and their careers.
Aside from Quinn whose storyline are you most excited to watch unravel this season?
I’m really interested to see what’s going on with Cyrus (Jeff Perry) because I just can’t imagine a world where he’s kicked out of the White House.  Cyrus lives, breathes, dies for the Fitz administration so I am so interested to see how he is going to exist in this season.
Obviously there have been a lot of crazy moments throughout the shows run so far. Were there any that you remember seeing the fans on Twitter go crazy with? 
Oh my God, remember when we found out that Joe Morton was Liv’s dad?  I felt like every technological device that I had, my iPhone, iPad, computer blew up and shutdown, it was totally insane.  Similarly, every time that Huck and Quinn lick each other the fandom and twitter world go absolutely insane. 
You can watch Katie on an all new episode of SCANDAL tonight at 9PM on ABC (City in Canada)

SCANDAL Season 5 Premiere Sneak Peek: Sally Attacks Fitz


Are we going to have a full-blown scandal on our hands when SCANDAL returns for its fifth season? We certainly could, considering at the end of season 4 Fitz threw his wife out of the White House, fired Cyrus from his Chief of Staff position and then reunited with Olivia.

When the show returns, the President will be making up for lost time with Olivia by engaging in some vigorous lovemaking and inviting her to state dinners. But will their secret relationship be discovered? Sally certainly seems to be on the war path and is attacking Fitz’s morals in her most recent TV segment. But is she talking about the affair or is this just some classic misdirection?

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


SCANDAL Season 5 Premiere Photos: A New Chapter for Olivia and Fitz


Will Fitz become a divorced President in season 5 of Scandal? That was the big question on everyone’s mind when he kicked his wife out of the White House and then shacked up with Olivia at the end of last season.

When Scandal returns next week, Olivia and Fitz have reunited and are enjoying every moment they have together now. Meanwhile, Cyrus, Mellie and Huck are all dealing with the ramifications of helping Command. And Mellie is back at the White House to ask her husband to reunite with her, but he’s having none of it, telling her he’s going to be divorcing her.

Meanwhile, the Olivia Pope and Associates case-of-the-week involves a visit from the Queen of Caldonia, which ends in a tragedy involving her and her family. So Olivia is hired to make sure that the royal family’s private life actually stays private.

Don’t miss the season premiere of Scandal on Thursday, September 24 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.






Photo of the Day: Lights, Camera, Gladiators!


With television talent both in front and behind the camera making a habit of tweeting/instagramming photos ranging from spoilerific to hilarious, thought it might be fun to introduce a new feature to the site that we’ve not-so-cleverly decided to call “Photo of the Day.” Today’s subject, courtesy of one of television’s most prolific producers Shonda Rhimes comes a sneak peek behind-the-scenes of SCANDAL’s first day of school Season 5! [Read more...]

We Shine the Spotlight on SCANDAL Star Joshua Malina


Major networks like ABC don’t give 3 hour block’s of television to just anyone, and they certainly don’t focus all of their airtime and marketing to advertise that three hour block.  That is, unless, you’re Shonda Rhimes the powerhouse behind three of the most successful shows currently on the air.  Rhimes has been a power player in the ratings game for many years now, even so, no show has commanded social media or generated as much buzz as her political drama SCANDAL has.  Forget Kim Kardashian, SCANDAL has been breaking the Internet weekly since it’s premiere in April of 2012.  While all of the shows stars have had their fair share of juicy roles and successful and acclaimed series/ films, Joshua Malina stands out among the rest.  Beginning his career in A Few Good Men and eventually moving on to highly regarded series such as, TRACEY TAKES ON, SPORTS NIGHT, IN PLAIN SIGHT, and most notably THE WEST WING.  Malina has had an outstanding career, but his most recent work on SCANDAL is what I believe helped America fall in love with him.  Sure, most of the time we can’t stand David Rosen, the cutthroat, attorney general who is always testing Olivia. (Kerry Washington)  But let’s be honest, he’s grown into one of the strongest and most intense characters on the show, and one of our favorite live-tweeters.  He is crucial to the SCANDAL universe, having some of the most jaw dropping scenes (It’s still too soon to talk about Episode 313, “No Sun On The Horizon.”) Rosen is constantly overlooked; you could say he is the underdog of this addicting and wonderful show.  Malina soars on the Thursday hit, his character is memorable and his presence is necessary.  I had the privilege of interviewing the gifted actor about his work with Aaron Sorkin and about his work on SCANDAL.  Don’t miss the mid-season finale of SCANDAL tonight! [Read more...]

SCANDAL Scoop: Darby Stanchfield Dishes on Abby’s Adventures and Life on the Sizzling ABC Series

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I spoke with incredibly talented actress, Darby Stanchfield about her role on ABC’s political powerhouse, SCANDAL. Darby describes her audition for the role of Abby, her opinion on Quinn joining B-613, and what we can look forward to in tonight’s episode. [Read more...]



Best Breakdown: Cyrus losing it while informing the White House press corp that James’ killer supposedly had been caught reduced a whole lotta SCANDAL fans to tearful puddles.

Most Predictable: Bickering sisters forced to work together. Fat kid who rises to the challenge. Meek dude who’s actually a mastermind. CRISIS has as many clichés as it does castmembers.

Why Are Fingers Are Crossed So Tight They Hurt: In the wake of a Slate article suggesting HBO should consider bringing back the one-season wonder that was 2005’s THE COMEBACK, buzz has it that the net is considering doing exactly that! To paraphrase Lisa Kudrow’s Valerie Cherish, “Note to self: I do want to see that!”

Best Rule Breaker: You can’t kill children on television… unless you’re THE WALKING DEAD, which offed two adorable tots in one episode!

Better Than Nothing: It looks as if USA’s WHITE COLLAR will return, but only for six episodes. Hey, don’t look a gift horse in the mouth!

Least Likely To Succeed: After airing only one poorly-received episode, A&E pulled the pug on BREAKING BOSTON, a show about… eh, what does it really matter? [Read more...]