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Scandal will reportedly End after 7th Season

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Early reports claim ABC Series, “Scandal” is set to make the 7th season its final one.

The Hollywood Reporter reports that the network is expected to announce at next week’s upfront presentation that the Shonda Rhimes drama starring Kerry Washington will end with its previously announced seventh season. ABC, producers ABC Studios and Shondaland declined comment.

Rhimes has been vocal about the show’s uncertain future in the country’s current political climate. Rhimes told The Hollywood Reporter during an interview for its 100th episode:

I used to know how it ended, and then Donald Trump was elected. We had a destination, and I don’t know if that’s our destination anymore.

In its sixth season, the ABC Studios drama is averaging a 2.7 among the advertiser-coveted adults 18-49 demographic and 8.9 million total viewers with seven days of delayed viewing. That ranks the Washington, D.C.-set series as broadcast TV’s sixth among adults under 50 and 11th among total viewers — behind Rhimes’ “Grey’s Anatomy” and “How to Get Away With Murder.

This season, writers had to scrap a planned story-line that featured Russians hacking the presidential election when reality struck too close to home for ABC’s political thriller. A new president to replace Tony Goldwyn’s Fitzgerald Grant is expected to be revealed before the show wraps its season.

Sources note that Rhimes always saw “Scandal” as a seven-season show. The prolific producer told THR ahead of season four that her fast-paced game-changing series — inspired by the life of fixer Judy Smith (who serves as a co-EP) wasn’t a “10-season or eight-season show:

…. I’ve already decided when Scandal is ending. I think there’s only so much Scandal you can tell satisfactorily. The Fitz-Liv thing can only be told so long and in such a way. … I’ve already decided how long that is and what that’s going to be.”

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

13 Comments

  1. Adunnie

    May 10, 2017 at 11:27 pm

    Thank goodness. I love Shonda Rhimes but the whole fitz-liv thing is just so irritating and annoying to watch. E don do. Scandal should end fast and make way for a better and less annoying series.

    • Miss_Flygerian

      May 11, 2017 at 12:37 am

      I was gonna type the exact same thing before I saw your comment. It’s about time the show ended. It has become nothing but recycled garbage.

    • olorire

      May 11, 2017 at 3:18 am

      you get am

  2. Ben

    May 11, 2017 at 5:45 am

    It shd have needed like 3 seasons ago, u can only stretch a storyline so far.

  3. June

    May 11, 2017 at 8:30 am

    So because of “Trump ” you now do not know the destination of your fictional show is ending???????!!!! Really Madame ??????? When you think people are objective and intelligent but they fall your hand and jump on the “blame Trump” bandwagon *sigh*

    • Say

      May 11, 2017 at 9:01 am

      Everybody who watches scandal knows they try to model it after the current events in American politics. Her ending was probably that Melly was going to contest for presidency and win – like Hillary but Trump won so now the story has to change.

  4. Princess

    May 11, 2017 at 9:03 am

    Good riddance! Don’t like it! Never liked it. grey’s anatomy can go on forever I love that show!

  5. Bella

    May 11, 2017 at 10:32 am

    I think she tried but the series is over now, there is nothing more to turn twist or stretch. She had a good run, so we now tune to The Catch and hope she releases another stunner soon. Grey’s Anatomy still rocks, but Scandal is done and buried!

  6. FinchleysFinest

    May 11, 2017 at 11:29 am

    Thank God!

  7. WOORAH

    May 11, 2017 at 11:33 am

    About bloody time!!!!!!!!

  8. Fashionista

    May 11, 2017 at 11:38 am

    About freaking time!

  9. Sunshiney

    May 11, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    I like the show but since the season where Olivia was kidnapped, the storyline just wasn’t making sense anymore. The producers of Big Bang Theory should take note…

  10. The YHP network

    May 11, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    I love me some Grey’sssss

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