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SCANDAL [TIME CHANGE]
Air Date: Thursday, January 03, 2013
Time Slot: 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#208) "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" (Repeat)
[NOTE: The following article is a press release issued by the aforementioned network and/or company. Any errors, typos, etc. are attributed to the original author. The release is reproduced solely for the dissemination of the enclosed information.]

*** EPISODE CHANGE ***

A CATASTROPHIC EVENT THREATENS TO CHANGE EVERYTHING, ON ABC'S "SCANDAL"

Kate Burton Returns as Vice President Sally Langston

"Happy Birthday, Mr. President" - A national tragedy forces Olivia to return to work at the White House. Meanwhile, we learn more about the first few days of Fitz's presidency, on "Scandal," THURSDAY, JANUARY 3 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 12/6/12)

Note: This episode was scheduled to air at 10:00 p.m.

"Scandal" stars Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, Columbus Short as Harrison Wright, Guillermo Diaz as Huck, Darby Stanchfield as Abby Whelan, Katie Lowes as Quinn Perkins, Tony Goldwyn as President Fitzgerald Grant, Jeff Perry as Cyrus Beene, Bellamy Young as Mellie Grant and Joshua Malina as David Rosen.

Guest starring Norm Lewis as Senator Edison Davis, Dan Bucatinsky as James, Gregg Henry as Hollis, Kate Burton as Vice President Sally Langston, Debra Mooney as Verna, Stephen Collins as Reed Wallace, Brian Letscher as Tom, Stoney Westmoreland as Hal, Keiko Agena as Britta, Troy Winbush as Morris, Jesse D. Goins as Chief Justice, Samantha Sloyan as Jeannine, Virginia Louise Smith as Secretary of State, Mona Mira as staffer, Scott Roe as Secret Service agent no. 1, Barry Levy as Secret Service agent no. 2, Brice Williams as doctor no. 1, Sharon Battle as doctor no. 2, Tyrees Allen as Dr. Carroll, Kavita Patil as doctor no. 4, Nichelle Hines as reporter Ashley, Kevin Ashworth as reporter Bill, Jason Sims-Prewitt as soldier.

"Happy Birthday, Mr. President" was written by Shonda Rhimes and directed by Oliver Bokelberg.

"Scandal" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-14,L,S,V parental guideline.

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SCANDAL (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
4/5/12 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
3 (18 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its third season on 4/17/14; has yet to be renewed for a fourth season
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, May 2013) From the creator and executive producers of "Grey's Anatomy" and "Private Practice" comes a drama revolving around the life and work of a professional fixer and her staff. A former media relations consultant to the President of the United States, Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) dedicates her life to protecting and defending the public images of our nation's elite. After leaving the White House, the power consultant opened her own firm, hoping to start a new chapter -- both professionally and personally -- but she can't seem to completely cut ties with her past, specifically her secret relationship with the President. But Olivia isn't the only one with a secret; her staff, who specialize in fixing the lives of other people, can't quite fix the ones closest at hand -- their own. "Scandal" stars Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, Columbus Short as Harrison Wright, Guillermo Diaz as Huck, Darby Stanchfield as Abby Whelan, Katie Lowes as Quinn Perkins, Tony Goldwyn as President Fitzgerald Grant, Jeff Perry as Cyrus, Bellamy Young as First Lady Mellie Grant and Joshua Malina as David Rosen. The series was created by Shonda Rhimes ("Grey's Anatomy," "Private Practice"). Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers ("Grey's Anatomy," "Private Practice") and Mark Wilding ("Grey's Anatomy," "Private Practice") are executive producers. "Scandal" is produced by ABC Studios.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Bellamy Young as Mellie Grant
· Columbus Short as Harrison Wright
· Darby Stanchfield as Abby Whelan
· Guillermo Diaz as Huck
· Jeff Perry as Cyrus Beene
· Joshua Malina as David Rosen
· Katie Lowes as Quinn Perkins
· Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope
· Scott Foley as Jacob "Jake" Ballard
· Tony Goldwyn as Fitzgerald Grant
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Henry Ian Cusick as Stephen Finch
CREW INFORMATION:
· Betsy Beers as EP
· Judy Smith as CO-EP
· Paul McGuigan as DIR (Pilot)
· Shonda Rhimes as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC Studios
· Shondaland Productions