May 10, 2017


'Scandal' to Finally End After Season 7: Report

Bob D'Amico/ABC
Bob D'Amico/ABC

Get ready to rejoice with some popcorn (or cry in your glass of red wine), because Scandal may be ending very soon. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the ABC political drama is reportedly set to wrap up after Season 7.

While show creator Shonda Rhimes nor ABC have confirmed the news, sources claim the network will officially announce the news at next Tuesday's upfront presentation in New York City. Rhimes has hinted at the show's future, telling THR last month: "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."

Scandal premiered on April 5, 2012 and is currently in its sixth season. The show started off strong with an incredibly diverse cast and intense plots, yet later turned into a pseudo-soap opera with absurd storylines and ill-fitting character development. While the new season's explosive trailer seemed promising, Season 6's viewership and ratings have lowered compared to its previous one. According to THR, it is "averaging a 3.7 among the advertiser-coveted adults 18-49 demographic and 11.1 million total viewers with seven days of delayed viewing." 

The drama stars Kerry Washington as the cape-wearing Olivia Pope, Scott Foley, Darby Stanchfield, Katie Lowes, Guillermo Diaz, Jeff Perry, Bellamy Young and Tony Goldwyn. We will update with more details once ABC confirms the news. But in the meantime, keep up to date with all things pop culture and nostalgia with the latest episode of Fuse's Besterday podcast: