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Shonda Rhimes Already Knows How and When Scandal Will End

Kerry Washington

Nothing good lasts forever. Creator Shonda Rhimes has revealed she has a very clear end plan for Scandal and its hero Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington).

"I feel like there is a finite amount of Scandal to be told," Rhimes told NPR. read more

Grey's Anatomy Recap: "Two Against One"

Grey's Anatomy is really trying to drive home the point that Cristina and Meredith are on the outs. Note to Shonda Rhimes: We get it. With Sandra Oh slated to leave at the end of the season, the ABC medical drama has been laying the groundwork for a big falling out between Meredith and Cristina that would make the latter's exit seem plausible. Thursday's episode pushed the twisted sisters to the brink after Cristina... read more

Scandal Scoop: Friends Alum Lisa Kudrow Teases Her Character's Future

Lisa Kudrow

Olivia Pope and Associates have found a new friend!

Friends alum Lisa Kudrow made her Scandal debut last week, and her character, Josie Marcus, caused quite a bit of trouble for the White House as she began to score political points in the primary election at Fitz's (Tony Goldwyn) expense. But Josie Marcus might not necessarily be the enemy.

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The Thursday Playlist: Wonderland, Glee's Memorial, Grey's 200th

Michael Sosha, Sophie Lowe

Is this Alice or Alias? Something to ponder while navigating the deluxe rabbit-hole theme-park ride of ABC's Once Upon a Time in Wonderland spinoff (Thursday, 8/7c), in which a feisty and literally kick-ass Alice (Sophie Lowe) battles her way out of insane-asylum confinement with Sydney Bristow-level brio. She even has a Will Tippen-like sidekick in the sheepishly raffish Knave of Hearts (Michael Socha of the British Being Human), who stands by as Alice goes all action heroine.

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First Look: Lisa Kudrow Joins Scandal

Lisa Kudrow

Starting Oct. 24, Lisa Kudrow joins the cast of Scandal in a recurring role as a politician. And it looks like she's making fast friends.

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Grey's Ellen Pompeo Breaks Silence on Isaiah Washington's, Katherine Heigl's Exits

Ellen Pompeo

Ellen Pompeo has more than 200 episodes of on-screen drama under her belt as Meredith Grey on Grey's Anatomy, but now the actress is dishing on some of the behind-the-scenes shakeups.

In an interview with the New York Post on the set of the show's 200th episode, Pompeo reveals that creator Shonda Rhimes originally wanted Isaiah Washington to play Meredith's love interest on the show. But Pompeo said she told Rhimes she'd rather have Patrick Dempseyplay Meredith's now-husband, Derek Shepherd.

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Another Chance at Romance for Scandal's Olivia Pope?

Scott Foley and Kerry Washington

It looks like the return of Jake Ballard (Scott Foley) could signal some romance for Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) this season on Scandal.

Of course creator Shonda Rhimes wouldn't leave the dashing Naval officer rotting in a dank hole... read more

On the Set: TV Guide Magazine's President Gets a Special Scandal Assignment

Debra Birnbaum

The White House briefing room is buzzing. A scandal is brewing — when isn't one on Scandal? — and the ever-ravenous press corps is waiting for President Fitzgerald Grant (Tony Goldwyn) to make his entrance.  

It's just like any other day on the set...except I was sitting in the second row. Why? A few real reporters were invited to play, well, reporters, and we were granted access for a doozy. The president was finally going to talk to the press about the rumors of his affair with our favorite fixer.

But before I got to grill the president, I had to pass inspection with the wardrobe team. My editor-in-chief business suit and professional pumps were begrudgingly approved, though costume designer Lyn Paolo wasn't thrilled with my de rigueur New York black. My mop of long, messy curls, however, was deemed a problem. "We're going to have to do something about this," said hairstylist Roberto Rangel as he ushered me into the makeup trailer.

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On Set Exclusive: Grey's Anatomy Celebrates 200 Episodes

Ellen Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey

Patrick Dempsey is riding a uni­cycle. It's 10 o'clock on a Wednesday morning, and the Grey's Anatomy leading man is playfully entertaining the cast and crew between scenes at a downtown Los Angeles theater complex. Long before Dempsey stepped into Derek Shepherd's sexy scrubs, he was (hidden-talent alert!) a champion juggler and avid student of the circus arts, and it's clear as he pedals around the set clad in a black tux that he's still got serious skills. "I'm tired of being an international superstar," he cracks. "I'm running away to join the circus!"

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Mega Buzz: Scandal's Big Mystery, Prentiss' Minds Return and Dead's New Threats

Kerry Washington, Paget Brewster, Andrew Lincoln

Every week, editors Adam Bryant and Natalie Abrams satisfy your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to or tweet them to @adam_bryant or @NatalieAbrams.

Do you have any Scandal scoop not related to Mistress-gate? — Jennifer
NATALIE: Mistress-gate could actually be the least of the worries for Olivia's team and the White House when the season's overarching mystery is revealed. The cast adamantly agrees that this is one of the biggest scandals in the history of the show. And if you don't believe them, find out what happens to Cyrus when he discovers the truth: "Somewhere in the first couple episodes, Cyrus is transported to a very ominous location for a very ominous meeting in a trunk of a car," Jeff Perry teases. Dun-dun-DUN! 

I'm so excited that Prentiss is back on Criminal Minds! Details! — Ashley
 Prentiss' return is still being worked out, but... read more

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