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SCANDAL
Air Date: Thursday, October 03, 2013
Time Slot: 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#301) "It's Handled"
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SEASON PREMIERE

OLIVIA FINDS OUT JUST WHAT HER DAD IS CAPABLE OF, IN THE SHOCKING SEASON 3 PREMIERE OF ABC'S "SCANDAL"

"It's Handled" - With Olivia's name out there as the President's mistress, both the White House and Pope & Associates face their biggest scandal to date, and a surprise allegiance is formed in order to get things handled. Meanwhile, Olivia's father, Rowan, will stop at nothing to carry out his orders and no one, including Olivia, can stand in his way, on the Season 3 Premiere of "Scandal," THURSDAY OCTOBER 3 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

"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, Joshua Malina as David Rosen and Scott Foley as Captain Jacob "Jake" Ballard.

Guest cast TBA.

"It's Handled" was written by Shonda Rhimes and directed by Tom Verica.

"Scandal" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate.

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SCANDAL (ABC)
Returns in Fall 2015 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
4/5/12 - ???
STATUS:
returning this fall (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
5 (??? episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2015-16 season (the show's fifth) on 5/7/15
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, May 2015) Everyone has secrets and Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) has dedicated her life to protecting and defending the public images of the nation's elite by keeping those secrets under wraps. Pope's team is at the top of its game when it comes to getting the job done for its clients, but it becomes apparent that these "gladiators in suits" who specialize in fixing the lives of others, have trouble fixing the lives of those closest at hand - their own. "Scandal" stars Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, 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, Joshua Malina as David Rosen and Scott Foley as Jacob "Jake" Ballard. "Scandal" was created by Shonda Rhimes ("Grey's Anatomy," "How to Get Away with Murder"). Executive producers are Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers ("Grey's Anatomy," "How to Get Away with Murder"), Mark Wilding and Tom Verica. Judy Smith is co-executive producer. "Scandal" is produced by ABC Studios.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Bellamy Young as Mellie Grant
· 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:
· Columbus Short as Harrison Wright
· 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