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Ratings: Scandal Hits Finale High; Community, Parenthood Up

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No one died in the explosion, but Scandal went out with a huge bang Thursday.

The Season 3 finale drew 10.5 million viewers and a 3.4 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, making it the show's most-watched and highest-rated season-ender yet. Scandal finished Season 3 up 39 percent in viewership and 43 percent in the demo. The episode followed Grey's Anatomy (8.1 million, 2.5), which was down a tenth.

Scandal: Who didn't survive the finale?

Four other finales didn't fare as well. The Crazy Ones (5.8 million, 1.5) and ...
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Weekend TV: Orphan Black, Salem, Lifetime Making Whoopi

Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris

"You are a bloody wrecking ball. You are an exploding cigar," laments a confidante of the clones under siege in BBC America's thrillingly entertaining Orphan Black. She's also a bloody marvel, as Tatiana Maslany plays these diverse doppelgangers with astonishing range and surprising nuance. Scrappy street waif? Check. High-strung soccer mom? Check. Lesbian scientist-in-training? Check. Deranged Russian assassin? Why not. Beyond a provocative premise and blistering pace, Orphan Black is a terrific showcase for one of TV's great performances. Even when it threatens to look like a stunt, with one clone at another's throat in a smackdown or layering the subterfuge when one clone pretends to be another, this bonded-by-genetics sister act never feels forced or phony.

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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

Top Moments: Thrones Hosts (Another) Deadly Wedding and Mad Men's Surprising Rejection

Natalie Dormer, Jack Gleeson and Peter Dinklage

Our top moments of the week:

15. Best Message:
 After Jones took her own life on last week's Chicago Fire, a police officer delivers a note she left for Dawson before she died. We learn its contents in the final moments of the episode, when Dawson places the note next to her mirror. What does it say? "Don't let anything stand in your way."

14. Worst Act:
 Following her heartbreaking, sudden split with Danny, Mindy tries a new approach to picking up guys on The Mindy Project: acting cool. When ...
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Scandal Star Columbus Short's Wife Files for Divorce

Columbus Short

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

First Look: Jimmy Kimmel Live Treats Gladiators to Behind the Scandalabra

Jimmy Kimmel

ABC's Scandal has helped juice Jimmy Kimmel Live ratings on Thursday nights, and in turn the late-night show has been very good to the show's "Gladiator" fans. Now, as Season 3 of Scandal draws to a close, Jimmy Kimmel Live is promising a blowout post-finale special on Thursday night at 11:35/10:35c.

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Jimmy Kimmel Live to Air Special Scandal-themed Episode

Jimmy Kimmel

Attention, Gladiators! Jimmy Kimmel Live will air a special Scandal-themed episode following Season 3's explosive finale on Thursday, April 17.

The special, cleverly titled Jimmy Kimmel Live: Behind the Scandalabra... read more

Scandal: Who Won't Survive the Explosive Season Finale?

Khandi Alexander, Nazanin Boniadi

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

Scandal plans to end its third season with a bang — literally.

After OPA dismantled B613 just as Maya Pope's (Khandi Alexander) assassination plot came together, POTUS & Co. are forced to work with the enemy during Thursday's episode, calling in former B613 command Rowan (Joe Morton) for help. Of course, Jake (Scott Foley) is pissed and tells Olivia (Kerry Washington) that she's making a big mistake. For once, he was... read more

Mega Buzz: Scandal's Explosive Finale, Mad Men's Clean Slate and SVU's Standoff

Kerry Washington, Vincent Kartheiser, Mariska Hargitay

Every week, senior reporter Natalie Abrams satisfies your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to mega_scoop@tvguide.com or tweet them to @NatalieAbrams

Got any Scandal scoop? — Christie 
It sounds like Maya's plan to target the president with her bomb will come to fruition. In other words, expect an explosive season finale! Making matters worse, we hear the finale takes place on Election Day, which means that the lives of even more people, including campaign manager Olivia, will be in jeopardy. Anyone want to guess the victim(s)?

Got any more Mad Men spoilers? — Emily
Pete's marriage crumbled in Season 6, but thanks to... read more

The 20 Most Ridiculous Ways Scandal Has Hidden Kerry Washington's Pregnancy

Kerry Washington

Olivia Pope's gut is never wrong, but how can we be sure anymore when we can't even see it? Since Scandal opted not to write in Kerry Washington's pregnancy, Shonda Rhimes & Co. have come up with interesting ways to handle Bump Gate.

What the hell happened to Scandal?

Check out the 14 most ridiculous ways we've seen so far.
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Premiered: April 05, 2012, on ABC
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: A former White House communications director opens a Washington, D.C. crisis-management firm in this drama based on the work of crisis manager Judy Smith, whose clients have included Monica Lewinsky and Justice Clarence Thomas.

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