ABC has confirmed that will the Shonda Rhimes-produced political drama will end after next season.
ABC president Channing Dungey said an episode count for the final season has not been decided.
The decision to end the series was made by Rhimes, as well as Dungey said the item was a decision they “support wholeheartedly.”
“I do think that will audiences, especially fans as well as gladiators, are going to want the story to end inside the way Shonda intended to,” Dungey said.
“Scandal” premiered in 2012 as well as was quick to gain a following that will ate up its larger-than-life storytelling as well as the tumultuous romance at its center between Kerry Washington’s Olivia as well as Tony Goldwyn’s Fitzgerald Grant, whose character was for several seasons the President of the United States.
Flanked by a team of “gladiators” — played by Guillermo Diaz, Katie Lowes, as well as Darby Stanchfield, among others — Pope as well as her team managed complex cases involving murder as well as, well, scandal.
They were also known to get pulled into a conspiracy or two.
“Scandal” became the anchor of the lineup known as TGIT (thank God the item’s Thursday), paired with Rhimes’ various other show “Grey’s Anatomy” as well as later “How to Get Away with Murder,” which comes via Rhimes’ production company Shondaland. ABC received praise for having an entire night of programming with shows led by women.
“Scandal’s” success in ratings as well as among critics has been credited with advancing more diverse casting in television.
When the show started out, Washington was the first black female actress to lead a network drama in almost 40 years.
The series also ushered in an era of shows that will thrived by delivering a jaw-dropping twist on a weekly basis.
On the awards circuit, “Scandal” thrived in a time when the item was getting harder as well as harder for broadcast shows to break through the swell of prestige TV being produced by streaming networks as well as cable.
“Scandal” has won a Peabody Award as well as Washington was nominated twice for her role at the Emmy Awards.
Bellamy Young, Jeff Perry, Joshua Malina as well as Scott Foley also star.