Scandal Will End After Season 7

Rumors are swirling that Scandal will close it’s doors after season 7. 

Calling all gladiators!

Kerry Washington’s power wielding, white-hat-wearing superwoman alter ego, Olivia Pope, sadly won’t be gracing our TV screens much longer. According to The Hollywood Reporter,Scandal will end after Season 7. ABC is expected to make a formal announcement about the hit drama’s cancellation in the coming weeks.

“I used to know how it ended, and then Donald Trump was elected,” creator Shonda Rhimes previously admitted regarding her vision for the series. “We had a destination, and I don’t know if that’s our destination anymore.”

Why is Scandal ending?

Ah, the million dollar question. Despite the fact that the political thriller is a success for ABC, Shonda always saw an ending for the show. Multiple sources confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that she envisioned the show having seven seasons. During Season 4, she noted that it wasn’t a “10 season or eight season show.” She explained that one of the series central plot lines — Olivia and Fitz’s relationship — has to come to end (much to the dismay of fans).

“I think there’s only so much Scandal you can tell satisfactorily,” she said. “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.”