Surprise, Scandal fans!

The ABC drama, whose Season 6 premiere will air Jan. 26, dropped an unexpected web series on Thursday. It's called Scandal: Gladiator Wanted and it follows Olivia Pope's (Kerry Washington) employees as they search for an intern for Olivia Pope & Associates, and fans can watch right now on and via the ABC app.

All six of the two-to-three minute episodes are directed by Darby Stanchfield, who plays Abby on the series.

Gladiator Wanted will provide a bridge between Seasons 5 and 6 (and will tide fans over after the show's originally-scheduled Jan. 19 premiere was pushed back a week so that ABC could air a 20/20 special about the Trump family).

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Scandal: Gladiator Wanted is available on and the ABC app. Scandal proper makes its long-awaited return Thursday, Jan. 26 at 9/8c on ABC.