Scandal , which seems to be another hit mid-season series for ABC , is created by Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers — the master-minds behind Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice .
The beautiful Kerry Washington plays the lead role as Olivia Pope , a sassy media relations consultant to the President who leaves her role at the White House to start her own firm.
Her spectacular success is mostly due to her unbreakable rule of always trust your gut. Despite wanting to start a new career and leave her past behind, she can’t escape the drama over at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Slowly it becomes apparent that her staff, who specialize in fixing the lives of other people, can’t quite fix the ones closest at hand — their own.
The series, written by Rhimes and directed by Paul McGuigan , is based on real-life Washington-based PR guru Judy Smith — former White House press aide under President George H. Bush , who also counseled Monica Lewinsky and Michael Vick , and worked on the prosecution of former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry .
We are especially grateful that Scandal is a break from the all too popular cop and medical dramas that will be flooding us this Fall. Enjoy the show trailer below.
Scandal also stars Henry Ian Cusick of Lost as Stephen Finch , Columbus Short of Stomp the Yard as Harrison Wright , Guillermo Diaz from Half-Baked as Huck , Darby Stanchfield as Abby Whelan , Katie Lowes as Quinn Perkins , Tony Goldwyn of Ghost as President Fitzgerald Grant and Jeff Perry from Grey’s Anatomy as Cyrus .