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ABC Reveals May Sweeps Spoilers And Season Finale Dates

4/10/2016 1:03pm EDT
ABC Reveals May Sweeps Spoilers And Season Finale Dates
With the crucial May sweeps period just a month away, ABC wants fans to know what big events are ahead for their favorite shows like Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, Nashville and The Bachelorette. The network has published a press release full of spoilers for upcoming episodes of all their series that also includes important finale and premiere dates.

For some of these shows, these could also be series finale spoilers. Most notably, ABC has yet to renew either Castle (which ends on May 16) or Nashville (which has its finale on May 25) for another year. You can see the list of shows that ABC renew...
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Watch Kerry Washington As Anita Hill In 'Confirmation' Trailer

4/9/2016 11:02am EDT
Watch Kerry Washington As Anita Hill In 'Confirmation' Trailer
Kerry Washington is tackling politics in a different way for her next project. In HBO's new original film Confirmation, which premieres next Saturday, Washington stars as Anita Hill - the woman who famously accused Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment as he hoped to ascend to the United States Supreme Court.

Fans can get their first look at Washington as Hill in the new trailer for Confirmation, which we've included below. The movie has a first-rate cast, including Wendell Pierce (Robert Zane on USA's Suits) as Thomas, Greg Kinnear as then Senator Joe Biden, and Alison Wright (Martha Hanso...
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Kerry Washington Posts Frustration With Adweek Cover

4/8/2016 8:46am EDT
'Scandal' Star Takes Issue With Photoshopped AdWeek Cover
Scandal star Kerry Washington is one of the most beautiful women in television, so it's baffling to think that any magazine would feel the need to Photoshop her. But that's exactly what AdWeek did, and the actress isn't having any of it.

Washington took to Instagram to express her disappointment over the cover image for her AdWeek interview, which she described as "so different from what I look like when I look in the mirror." See the cover image and read her remarks in the post below:

So...You know me. I'm not one to be quiet about a magazine cover. I always celebrate it when a...
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Find Out Which Shows ABC Just Renewed

3/5/2016 10:10am EST
'The Bachelor,' 'DWTS,' 'Scandal' Among Renewals By ABC
Long-running reality shows The Bachelor and Dancing with the Stars, as well as the drama series block created by Shonda Rhimes, were among more than a dozen TV series renewals announced by ABC on Thursday for the fall 2016-2017 television season.

The Bachelor will return for its 21st season, as season 20 featuring Ben Higgins (pictured above with host Chris Harrison) continues to air. The other unscripted series with pickups were fellow Monday night mainstay Dancing with the Stars (season 23), the eternal America's Funniest Home Videos (season 27) and Friday night staple Shark Tank (season...
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'Scandal' Teases Mellie Grant Running For President

2/5/2016 9:20am EST
'Scandal' Teases Mellie Grant Running For President As Series Re
"Scandal" fans will be shocked by the series return from its Winter break as Mellie Grant (Bellamy Young) decides to run for President of the United States.

According to E!, the series will pick up roughly six months after the series mid-season finale in November.

"I think there is no way not to be inspired by life as it is right now in the race because it's such supreme entertainment in its own right. Also, Shonda's never shied away from giving her perspective on current events, and this is a very current event," Young, who plays Mellie Grant, told E! News.

"This election is incredibly ...
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'Scandal' Spoilers: What Does The Future Hold For Olivia Pope?

1/15/2016 4:26pm EST
'Scandal' Spoilers: 'Difficult Decisions' And 'Big Changes' For
"Scandal's" return from its Winter hiatus has viewers on the edge of their seats, wondering just what the future will hold for their favorite gladiator.

At the at the 2016 Winter TCA Press Tour, series star Kerry Washington told reporters she's still in the dark about what's ahead for Olivia Pope on the hit ABC drama series.

"That winter finale was intense and it reflected a very difficult decision for Olivia and it's a decision that is not an easy one and it changes her, and a lot about her," she revealed to reporters, as reported by E!

"That moment is a moment of real realization about...
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Our Top Picks For TV Scene Stealers This Year

12/31/2015 11:45am EST
Top 10 TV Scene-Stealers Of 2015
Just when you think you've only got eyes for the lead star, a supporting actor/actress hypnotizes with the ultimate scene-stealing performance. Prepare to steer the spotlight in another direction as we look back at 10 of the best TV co-stars of 2015.

Helen Sollaway (Maura Tierney) "The Affair"

Noah Sollaway had the extramarital affair, but ex-wife Helen was the one reawakened in the sophomore season of "The Affair." Through her POV (finally!!) we watched her regrettably sleep with her ex-husband's bestie, get a DUI and have a nooner with her son's doctor...in her basement. The real hi...
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What Can Viewers Expect In The Season 5 Fall Finale Of 'Scandal'?

11/19/2015 6:37pm EST
'Scandal' star Kerry Washington
The Season 5 fall finale of "Scandal" airs Thursday night on ABC and fans are bracing themselves for a wild ride. Fitz moved Olivia into the White House, despite learning that she had her father freed, but she may not be ready to fully embrace this big move. The show is teasing big drama in this show and fans want "Scandal" spoilers.

The November 19 episode is titled "Baby, It's Cold Outside" and TV Guide teases that Olivia will be thrown into new responsibilities at the White House. It will come as no surprise to fans, however, that she may be a bit irritated by these. Olivia loves the ac...
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Kerry Washington Thinks 'Scandal' Fans Would Be Sick Over This

9/17/2015 10:35am EDT
'Scandal's' Kerry Washington: 'I Think The Idea Of Fitz And Oliv
Kerry Washington thinks that fans of ABC's "Scandal" will either love the duo of Olivia and Fitz or "be sick" over the fact that they can legitimately be together.

The fifth season of "Scandal" will finally allow the duo, who after four years of hiding their relationship in the dark corridors of the White House, let their love be free.

The question remains: now that the mystery is gone between the couple, will fans still tune in to see how their relationship unfolds?

“I found myself really inspired by the idea of what would really happen if we let everything change for real,” series crea...
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Did You Find The 'Scandal' Finale To Be Horrible?

5/15/2015 9:57am EDT
'Scandal' Review: The Infuriatingly Bad Finale 'You Can't Take C
Well, that was infuriating. Just terrible. Really, really bad.

“You Can’t Take Command” was the poorest showing Scandal has ever had. Plot lines were wrapped up in the worst way possible. Characters assassinated in the quest for “shocking” moments. Tension evaporated. A reunion that was not earned in any way, shape, or form.

What the heck is going on with Scandal?

Nothing was really shocking. Not in the true sense of the word. Shocking moments, which Scandal is obsessed with creating, is not just about having characters do insane things they would never do. Just because the audience woul...
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5 Scoops: Season Finale Spoilers! -- See Details

5/13/2015 11:00am EDT
Arrow
For television lovers, April rain brings May finale pain. The season for our favorite shows is ending, and while the cliffhangers will abound, we will have to face a long, hot summer without them. Oh, the agony! Maybe some juicy spoilers will temporarily relieve the pain. Here are 5 season finale scoops on "Arrow," "Scandal," "Outlander" and more...

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While “Arrow’s” Oliver may be turning in an Oscar-worthy performance as the upcoming leader of The League of Assassins, there is still a massive battle ahead to save Starling City. EW.com confirms that it will claim one life, and t...
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Review: 'Scandal' Is In A Rut

4/24/2015 9:41am EDT
'Scandal' Review: 'First Lady Sings The Blues' Can't Move Forwar
Fake outs are cop outs. Just as predicted in the last review, Jake’s “death” was short lived. In fact, it lasted all of 2 minutes, after Huck revived a man, who had been stabbed multiple times and was bleeding out for God knows how long, by hitting him hard in the chest. Science! The rest of “First Lady Sings the Blues” is a race to ensure Jake survives.

There’s so much wrong with this. First of all, Russell is the world’s worst assassin. He stabbed Jake multiple times, but still managed to miss every major artery. Then, in some sort of attempt to be Joe Carroll from The Following, he deci...
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Recap: Is 'Scandal' Overdoing It With Shock Moments?

4/17/2015 8:42am EDT
'Scandal' Review: Memorable Moments from 'I'm Just A Bill'
It’s dangerous when a show starts to heavily rely on shocking moments rather than well-developed storylines. Scandal is far gone down the road of over relying on twists and crazy moments designed solely for Twitter trends. In earlier seasons, there were plenty of genuine shockers, from Amanda Tanner’s death to stealing an election, which elevated the show from soapy fun to must see TV. But now, Scandal has become a twist-OMG-addict, making the show more ridiculous at every turn.

Rowan’s back! Russell is like every other guy in Olivia’s life! Jake might be dead!!! Is any of this elevating t...
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5 Memorable Moments From 'Scandal' Last Night

3/20/2015 9:27am EDT
'Scandal' Recap: 5 Memorable Moments From 'It's Good to Be Kink'
“It’s Good to Be Kink” is as close to return to form as Scandal can possibly get. It had everything that could make up an incredible Scandal episode: a campy guest star, a fun case of the week that had high stakes for a regular character, shocking murders, and Olivia hooking up with an extremely attractive man. Add the fact that Fitz’s presence in the episode was minimal, the episode makes us hopeful that the Scandal writers are still figuring out what works and what doesn’t.

Bringing back the B613 plot was a massive backslide for the show, which was making huge strides in getting away fro...
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Recap: Did You Find 'Scandal' Boring And Full Of Plot Holes?

3/13/2015 10:17am EDT
'Scandal' Review: 'The Testimony Of Diego Munoz,' Character Deve
You’d be forgiven if you completely forgot that last week’s episode “The Lawn Chair” happened at all. Scandal certainly has. Besides a quick, passing mention of “the dad” that Olivia helped, the entire episode exists in a vacuum. There will be no repercussions for the DC police department, not on screen anyway. David Rosen won’t be working on the case. Fitz won’t ever have to deal with any legislation. And Olivia will probably never see or even mention the man she helped and connected to ever again. While “The Lawn Chair” was a good episode of television, it was a terrible episode of Scanda...
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'Scandal' Recap: Did 'The Lawn Chair' Lose Focus?

3/6/2015 10:00am EST
'Scandal' Recap: The Wasted Potential Of 'The Lawn Chair'
“The Lawn Chair” will definitely be a divisive episode of Scandal. Some will proclaim it the best hour of TV, while others will declare it a waste of time. That’s the danger of doing a Very Special Episode. Like Law and Order: Special Victims Unit does every other week, it took a hot topic, built an eerily similar but fictional case around it, and put our hero on the “right” side. However, unlike most procedural dramas, Scandal can’t simply wrap around a case-of-the-week without losing sight of its characters and the overall development of the show. Does it really feel appropriate for a soa...
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Scandal Review: 5 Insane And Incredible Moments From 'No More Blood'

2/20/2015 10:07am EST
Scandal
Can we just agree that no matter how farfetched and insane Scandal gets, as long as Olivia is still a badass it’s still an awesome way to spend an hour? Every time Fitz does something that no President would ever be allowed to do or Huck gets away with torturing yet another person by flashing puppy eyes, we can always say “at least Olivia Pope is still awesome.”

In fact “No More Blood” proves that all of Scandal’s women are MVPs of any scene they’re in. Mellie goes from being blackmailed to being back on track to the presidency in the space of a day. Olivia talks her way out of being sold ...
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'Scandal' Review: 5 Best Moments From 'Gladiators Don't Run'

2/13/2015 9:50am EST
'Scandal' Recap: 5 Best Moments From 'Gladiators Don't Run'
So, it looks like those last two episodes were a complete fluke. Scandal is back to its wack-a-doodle nonsense plots fueled by insane twists and unwanted love triangles. The past two episodes showcased Olivia at her finest. Despite being under tremendous pressure, Olivia handled her captures like a pro and proved that she isn’t a damsel in distress just because she’s in a distressing situation. But “Gladiators Don’t Run” put out a strong “oh nevermind” message when it took every bit of control out of Olivia’s hands. Instead, it was all the men around her who held her fate in their hands whi...
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'Scandal' Recap: 5 Biggest WTF Moments From 'Where's The Black Lady'

2/6/2015 9:30am EST
'Scandal' Recap: 5 Biggest WTF Moments From 'Where's The Black L
Previously on Scandal: the show took an incredible risk that paid off for a single episode. “Run” focused solely on the plight of a kidnapped Olivia Pope in an Alias-light plot. But with “Where’s the Black Lady,” Scandal is back to business as usual, with an episode that jumps from character to character as they try to be problem solvers, per usual. Oh what could have been. It’s only been a week, but we’re already missing the Scandal that nixed its supporting cast, overzealous speeches, and impossible political maneuvers.

Straight off the bat the tone of “Where’s the Black Lady” feels comp...
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'Scandal' Recap And Review: Musings On 'Run'

1/30/2015 9:30am EST
'Scandal' Winter Premiere Review: Musings On 'Run'
“I’m Olivia Pope… It’s funny because it’s useless.”

This might be a controversial statement but “Run” is the best Scandal episode since season 2. Not only that, but “Run” is what Scandal should be like. No ridiculous subplots where Huck is having is fiftieth meltdown. No insane political maneuvers that would never work in a million years. No long winded speeches that repeat a central theme over and over until your ears bleed. Just focus on the central character and her plight. There was even minimal Fitz, which is a blessing on its own.

Sure, the show has evolved into Alias-lite, with evi...
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5 Scoops: Spoilers For 'How To Get Away With Murder,' 'Scandal,' 'Empire' And More

1/28/2015 10:57am EST
How I Met Your Mother
This TV blogger couldn’t be happier! Not only are there an impressive new batch of mid-season premieres to consume, Shondaland has finally re-opened, giving me even more delicious spoilers to share! Here are five scoops on “How To Get Away With Murder,” “Scandal,” “Empire” and more!

Liar Liar? Remember when "How To Get Away With Murder's" Conor had a full-on post-murder anxiety attack, ran back to his ex-boyfriend's house and lied that he was freaking out because of a drug problem? Did you wonder why he picked that cover story so readily? Jack Falahee dished to EW.com about his do...
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'Scandal': 5 Best Moments From 'Where The Sun Don't Shine'

11/21/2014 9:20am EST
'Scandal' Review: 5 Best Moments From 'Where The Sun Don't Shine
ABC’s winter finales are usually bonkers and Scandal usually epitomizes that. For the most part, “Where the Sun Don’t Shine” was a calmer episode than we’re used to, but the ending really ramped things up. Here are the top 5 moments from the episode:

Killing B613

It’s almost as if Scandal heard our prayers. The B613 conspiracy is by far the weakest part of the show. It weighed down last season and its continual mentions this year have elicited quite a few groans. But in “Where the Sun Don’t Shine” the show is trying to rectify that problem by killing off the members of B613. Unfortunately...
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'Scandal's' Jasika Nicole Talks Kim: 'She's Always At Level Ten'

11/20/2014 12:03pm EST
'Scandal's' Jasika Nicole Talks Kim: 'She's Always At Level Ten'
She's the woman that Huck can't let go of, no matter how hard she tries to make him. The character of Kim has been breaking Huck's heart (and the audience's) since her first appearance on Scandal way back in season two, and for that we can thank actress Jasika Nicole, who brings her to life.

We had the opportunity to talk to Jasika last week about what it's like to play the emotionally wound up Kim (not easy), plus discuss how she was able to move forward from her best-known role as Astrid Farnsworth on Fringe.

"I did [my] first episode [of Scandal] and it was kind of like a dream," she e...
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Scandal Review: 5 Crucial Questions From 'The Last Supper'

11/14/2014 9:45am EST
Scandal Recap: 5 Crucial Questions From 'The Last Supper'
“The Last Supper” is the latest in a streak of good Scandal episodes. With the winter finale only one episode away, everything started shifting into gear. Olivia showed the boys why she’s the best in the business. Rowan showed them why he’s even better. Meanwhile Fitz and Jake just showed their asses. Overall, it was a satisfying episode, but it left us with a few questions.

Who Treats Olivia Worse: Fitz or Rowan?

The opening scenes of “The Last Supper” seemed like a race to see which of the men in Olivia’s life could treat her like an inanimate object in the grossest way possible. Fitz w...
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5 Scoops: Spoilers For 'Supernatural,' 'Chicago Fire,' 'Sleepy Hollow' And More

11/10/2014 11:20am EST
Supernatural
For TV fanatics, the only thing that's sweeter than your favorite shows are spoilers about your favorite shows. Consider '5 Scoops' as your weekly dessert doling out delicious spoilers for your favorite shows. Here are spoilers for "Supernatural," "Chicago Fire," "Sleepy Hollow," and much more!

Back in the Day. "Supernatural" celebrates its 200th episode this Tuesday! The episode, which has the guys working a case at a school putting on a musical production of the "Supernatural" books, was written as a love letter to the fans, according to TVLine.com. (Check out the extended promo ...
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'Scandal' Review: 5 Best Moments From 'Baby Made A Mess'

11/7/2014 9:26am EST
'Scandal' Recap: 5 Best Moments From 'Baby Made A Mess'
Scandal is on a roll. The mistakes that plagued the third season are being rectified one by one. The sad, sobbing Olivia who mopes about boy problems has been replaced by the hardcore, problem solver we fell in love with. The threat of Rowan feels more personal than it did when B613 was all the rage. Mellie, Abby, and—geez—even Quinn are back to being forces to be reckoned with. And cases of the week are compelling again. It’s like all of our Scandal dreams have finally come true.

“Baby Made a Mess” is another leap towards the compelling season of Scandal we’ve sorely missed. Here are the ...
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'Scandal' Review: Best Moments From 'An Innocent Man'

10/31/2014 9:34am EDT
'Scandal' Review: Best Moments From 'An Innocent Man'
There are no innocent men on Scandal. Or women. Many of the characters like to claim they wear “white hats” and have high opinions of their own moralities, but we see each and every one of them commit atrocious acts in the name of getting their way. “An Innocent Man” plays on that duality between characters that want to do good things but are constantly lured into hurting people. In four seasons, most of these characters have yet to grasp that, but they’re finally starting. A few characters began to step out of their “good person” mode and towards the first strong character development in a...
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'Scandal' Recap: 5 Essential Questions From 'The Key'

10/24/2014 8:59am EDT
'Scandal' Recap: 5 Essential Questions From 'The Key'
“You are poison,” Abby tells Olivia after weeks of antagonizing each other. It’s not exactly a fair criticism, seeing as Abby is attempting to blame Olivia for Rosen’s own stupid actions. But it hits Olivia right to the core. Because as far as she knows, as far as she’s been told in “The Key,” that’s exactly what she is. She’s basically told that she’s a poison that infects the men in her life and sets them on the path to destruction.

It’s an assessment built on lies, but it points out a disturbing part of Scandal. How many terrible, seedy political actions have been committed out of love ...
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Actor Undercover: Meet 'Scandal's' Double Agent Brian Letscher

10/23/2014 12:04pm EDT
Actor Undercover: Meet 'Scandal's' Double Agent Brian Letscher
Don't worry, Brian Letscher's only pretending to be lethal. As Secret Service agent slash B613 operative Tom Larsen on Scandal, the actor's complicit in the death of President Grant's son Jerry, tried to kill former boss Jake Ballard (Scott Foley), and is on the hot seat with the nefarious Rowan Pope (Joe Morton). And tomorrow, he might just add to his body count with a juicy new role in NBC's supernatural thriller Grimm.

But in real life, he's the nicest guy you could ever hope to meet. We caught up with Brian last week to discuss how much street cred he gets from playing the bad guy, wha...
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Michael Trucco Books Intriguing Guest Role On 'Scandal'

10/21/2014 8:12pm EDT
Michael Trucco Books Intriguing Guest Role On 'Scandal'
Everyone's favorite ex-significant other is coming to Washington, D.C. next month.

Michael Trucco, who's played (deep breath) Sarah Shahi's ex-husband on Fairly Legal (pictured above) and before that Stana Katic's eventually ex-boyfriend in season two of Castle, and also recently guest-starred as Meghan Ory's former significant other in an episode of CBS's short-lived Intelligence, can add another ex to his list now that he's been cast in a November episode of Scandal.

Per a report from TVLine, Trucco has been cast as the previously referenced but never-before-seen abusive ex-husband of A...
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