Everything We Know So Far About Scandal Cast? What Are the Reviews for Scandal Series?


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Scandal is an American political thriller television show and it is starred with Kerry Washington and made by Shonda Rhimes. The series aired on ABC from 5th April 2012 until 19th April 2018. The series consists of 124 episodes over seven seasons.

Kerry Washington’s character was portrayed by Olivia Pope and it is partially based on former George H. W. Bush administration press aide Judy Smith who serves as a co-executive producer. The series takes place in Washington DC and focuses on Olivia Pope’s crisis management firm.

About Scandal Series

ABC aired 2012 to 2018 the political thriller series “Scandal” from 2012 to 2018. The series is developed by Shonda Rhimes and chronicles the life of Olivia Pope, a crisis manager who operates her agency in Washington, D.C. She is well-known as a “fixer” who manages the controversies of prominent politicians and clientele of high status.

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The show also focuses on the personal lives and relationships of the characters, particularly Olivia’s romance with President Fitzgerald Grant. Throughout the series, the characters navigate intricate political and personal circumstances, frequently facing the repercussions of their actions. The show was hailed for its excellent script, acting, and portrayal of varied individuals.

Additionally Kerry Washington, the series features Tony Goldwyn as Fitzgerald Grant III, the president of the United States. Later a former president and Olivia’s main interest is Darby Stanchfield as Abby Whelan is an assistant at OPA and he is also a former in-house secretary and chief of staff.

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What is the Scandal Cast?

Check out the list of Scandal cast along with their characters below –

  • Kerry Washington assas Olivia “Liv” Carolyn Pope
  • Darby Stanchfieldas Abigail “Abby” Whelan, who worked as an investigator in Olivia’s firm. After Olivia ran away with Jake Ballard after the second presidential election, Abby was hired as the White House Press Secretary. She later managed to remove Cyrus Beene and took over his job as the White House Chief of Staff.
  • Katie Lowes asas Quinn Perkins  (née Lindsay Dwyer), who works at Olivia Pope & Associates. She got involved with Charlie, who turned her away from OPA to B613, but she later returned to Olivia.
  • Guillermo Diazas Huck (né Diego Muñoz), a previous assassin for B613, lost his family because of the job. He later began working as a tech guy for Olivia and her firm and is extremely loyal to her.
  • Jeff Perry assas Cyrus Rutherford Beene, former White House Chief of Staff who became the running-mate in the presidential election with Governor Francisco Vargas.
  • Tony Goldwynoldwyn asas Fitzgerald “Fitz” Thomas Grant III, the President of the United States, a Republican former Governor of California from Santa Barbara.
  • Columbus Short as Harrison Wright (seasons 1–3),
  • Henry Ian Cusick as Stephen Finch (season 1; guest season 4), a litigator who worked with Olivia and is one of her good friends. He left Washington, D.C. to be with his fiancée Georgia and is currently living in  Petersburg and working for the Russian oligarchy.
  • Joshua Malina as David Rosen (seasons 2–7; recurring season 1),
  • Bellamy Young as Melody “Mellie” Margaret Grant (seasons 2–7; recurring season 1).
  • Scott Foley as Jacob “Jake” Ballard (né Pete Harris)
  • Joe Morton as Elijah “Eli/Rowan” Pope (seasons 5–7; recurring seasons 2–4), Olivia Pope’s father, ‘Command’ of the elite black ops program, B613.
  • Portia de Rossi as Elizabeth North (seasons 5–6; recurring season 4),
  • Cornelius Smith Jr. as Marcus Walker (seasons 5–7; guest season 4), a civil rights activist, a former client of Olivia’s firm, and White House Press Secretary.
  • George Newbern as Charlie (né Bernard Gusky)

What Are the Reviews for the Scandal Series?

The series has mostly received positive reviews along with a collective score of 64 out of 100 which is based on 28 critics. Alan Sepinwall of HitFix wrote that –

Scandal Cast

To be perfectly honest, after watching four episodes of Scandal, I’m not 100 percent clear on what it is that Olivia and her team (most of them fellow lawyers who don’t practice law) do, nor on exactly what the show is. I’m also not entirely sure that it matters. Scandal is a good example of what a show is about being far less important than how it’s about it.

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Newsday‘s Verne Gay called the series “fun“, but added:

All the tropes, cliches, and (especially) soap conventions series creator Shonda Rhimes has poured so generously into Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice over the years have been poured right back into this Beltway potboiler. The hairpin plot twists. The whiplash character reveals. The bumptious moralizing. The Strong Woman/Wronged Woman character type, and its direct corollary, Weak, Middle-Aged, Married Man Who Secretly Likes Hookers. It’s all here!’

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Trailer –

Watch out for the trailer of the Scandal series in the given below video. By watching the video you will get an idea about the show and it will become easy for you to decide whether to watch this show or not.


Scandal” is an American political thriller television series created by Shonda Rhimes and starring Kerry Washington. It follows the life of Olivia Pope, a crisis manager in Washington, D.C., and her team as they solve high-profile cases while navigating their personal lives. The series also features Tony Goldwyn as the President of the United States and Darby Stanchfield as Olivia’s assistant. The show received positive reviews for its script, acting, and portrayal of diverse characters, with a score of 64 out of 100 based on 28 critics.

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