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Paula Deen Hires Real-Life Inspiration for Scandal's Olivia Pope

Paula Deen has hired the D.C. crisis firm led by CEO Judy Smith, the inspiration for Kerry Washington's character Olivia Pope on ABC's Scandal, AdAge reports.

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Scandal Postmortem: Who Is Quinn Perkins, Really? Shonda Rhimes Sounds Off on Season 2

[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from the season finale of Scandal. Read at your own risk.]

The White House was...read more

Scandal Scoop: How Ethical Is Professional Fixer Olivia Pope?

Ellen Pompeo, Kate Walsh and, for a short while, Caroline Dhavernas have all been leading ladies in shows from hitmaker Shonda Rhimes. Now, Kerry Washington steps up to the plate in Rhimes' new drama Scandal, which follows the exploits of professional fixer Olivia Pope, who manages the crises of the rich and famous on Capitol Hill. In the series premiere, Pope was tasked with cleaning up the potential controversy of a respected military man and murder suspect whose alibi turned out to be his boyfriend.

"I feel like the luckiest broad in show biz," Washington says of working with hit maker Rhimes. "I don't quite know how this happened, but I do feel like every time I read an episode it is Christmas morning."

TVGuide.com caught up with Washington to discuss being front and center in ABC's new drama, along with what's in store for Olivia Pope, the woman who's fixing everyone else's problems while toeing the ethical line:read more

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2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live: Episode Episode, Host
2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live: Episode Episode, Host
2003 Mr. Personality TV Show Series, Host
2002 ET Entertainment Tonight: Monica Speaks Out Episode, Guest
2001 The Tom Green Show: Episode Episode, Guest

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Why Scandal Isn't Just Another Grey's Anatomy

Just because Scandal comes from executive producers Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers, doesn't mean it's another Grey's Anatomy.

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The Complete Pilot Report: Kiefer Sutherland, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Wonder Woman and More!

The fall TV season is taking shape. Networks have ordered dozens of new pilots starring familiar faces like Tim Allen, Chelsea Handler, Debra Messing, and from proven producers like Josh Schwartz, J.J. Abrams and Ron Moore (Battlestar Galactica).

To keep track of who's doing what, read our complete list of all the series projects in contention and check back for updates on their status. read more

Kerry Washington, Henry Ian Cusick to Star in Shonda Rhimes Pilot

Kerry Washington will headline Shonda Rhimes' new ABC drama pilot, Deadline reports.

Based on famous crisis management consultant Judy Smith, In Crisis follows the life and work of a professional ...
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ABC Picks Up Crisis Management Pilot From Grey's Creator Shonda Rhimes

ABC has picked up its first pilot of the season from Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice creator Shonda Rhimes, the network announced Saturday.

The untitled project will follow the life and work of a professional fixer and her dysfunctional staff. The main character is based on famous crisis management consultant Judy Smith. Over the last two decades, Smith has guided many public figures, including... read more

Reality Dating Shows: What Will They Come Up With Next?

From masks to big money, reality dating shows have offered over-the-top concepts from Day 1. The Bachelor franchise is still going strong in its 14th season. Since its inception in 2002, however, ways to find love on television have hit an all-time low. Let's take a look back at some of network TV's worst (and completely out-there) dating shows.

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