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Scandal's Shonda Rhimes Reveals Harrison's Fate, Talks Season of Abby

Kerry Washington and Columbus Short

When Scandal returns, the ABC political fixer drama will waste no time resolving many of the jaw-dropping cliff-hangers that fans have been discussing all summer.

In the Season 3 finale, Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) inadvertently fulfilled her father Rowan's (Joe Morton) wishes by boarding a plane with Jake (Scott Foley), leaving behind Washington D.C. and Fitz (Tony Goldwyn). Little did she know, daddy dearest murdered Fitz and Mellie's (Bellamy Young) son in a bid to become Command of B613 again and insure that POTUS would stay in office.

Scandal: Who didn't survive the season finale?

The only person who figured it out was the one man who had a gun pointed at his head in the closing moments of the finale. And Harrison's fate is certainly up in the air now that Columbus Short will not be returning to the show. So, what does this mean for the Gladiators in Season 4? TVGuide.com sat down with showrunner Shonda Rhimes to get the scoop: read more

Columbus Short: Scandal Did Not Throw Me to the Curb

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It's been a rough six months for Columbus Short. The actor's arrest for public intoxication over the holiday weekend was just the latest in a string of incidents for the former Scandal star.

In a new interview with Access Hollywood, Short opened up for the first time about his drinking problem and being fired from Scandal after several run-ins with the law.

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Former Scandal Star Columbus Short Arrested for Public Intoxication

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Does Columbus Short think he can get his job back on Scandal by living up to the show's name? The troubled actor is in the news for all the wrong reasons again, scuffling with police Friday night in Dallas and getting arrested for public intoxication...

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Scandal's Columbus Short Pleads Not Guilty to Battery Charge

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Columbus Short has pleaded not guilty to a battery charge stemming from a fight earlier this year, The Associated Press reports. He appeared in court Thursday to enter the plea.

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Scandal Shocker: Columbus Short Not Returning for Season 4

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Another member of OPA has checked out.

Columbus Short will not return for the fourth season of ABC's Scandal, TVGuide.com has confirmed. A source says that the actor's contract option was... read more

Ask Matt: Scandal, Person of Interest, Nashville, Revolution and More

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Send questions and comments to askmatt@tvguidemagazine.com and follow me on Twitter!

Question: From the moment Cyrus elected (pun intended) not to let anyone else in on the bomb threat to the final silliness of Olivia and Jake wending skyward on daddy's jet, the Scandal finale was all the usual over-the-top perfection Gladiators have come to love and expect from Shonda Rhimes when she's operating at the top of her "a little too much is not enough" game. Nice homage to the Keyser Söze reveal from The Usual Suspects at the end. Sorry Columbus Short got offed; perhaps if his character had been given a real reel life I'd miss him more, but that was one of the flaws in the mostly great/outlandish storytelling that truly bugged this fangirl. I know it was a rush from plot point to plot point, but I'm willing to accept the pregnancy as a legitimate excuse for the end-of-season, roller rink stop-and-go, punch in the face/gut action. And what a nice sendoff for Joe Morton! Now let's see how Rhimes gets Olivia back in the game. Who's she gonna play with now? This could be a signal that there are new players, yet to be named. And how in the expletive deleted are they (Ms. Rhimes and Ms. Pope) gonna top that?! — McKenzie

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Scandal: Who Didn't Survive the Season Finale?

Tony Goldwyn, Scott Foley, Kerry Washington

[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Thursday's Scandal finale. Read at your own risk!]

Scandal's season finale was quite explosive — but it wasn't the bomb that was the most shocking moment.  

The big bomb scare was actually quickly resolved in the opening moments of Thursday's episode, with Jake (Scott Foley) arriving at the Oval Office to tell Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) about the bomb at the church before it exploded, which allowed them to evacuate in time. Unfortunately... read more

Scandal Star Columbus Short's Wife Files for Divorce

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Columbus Short's wife has filed for divorce on Tuesday, according to People.

The Scandal star's wife Tuere Tanee Short was also granted a temporary restraining order after alleging that... read more

Scandal's Columbus Short Arrested, Faces up to Four Years in Prison

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An arrest warrant has been issued for Scandal star Columbus Short because of a bar fight he was involved in earlier this month, TMZ.com.

Short, 31, has been charged with felony aggravated battery stemming from a ... read more

Scandal Reveals Who Got Shot, Says Goodbye to One of Its Own

Scott Foley

[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Thursday's episode of Scandal. Read at your own risk!]

Scandal has had its fair share of shocking moments, but the opening of Thursday's episode took the ABC political fixer drama to a new level by quickly revealing exactly who got shot and proving that executive producer Shonda Rhimes is not afraid to kill someone off one of her shows, even if you are... read more

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