Scandal Scoop: Will Quinn's Relationship with Gideon Get Her Into Trouble?

Scandal 's resident new girl may seem innocent enough, but Quinn Perkins is about to go down an ethically questionable path when she gets too close to snooping reporter Gideon. In his quest to break what he hopes to be a career-boosting story, Gideon ( Brendan Hines ) digs into the catalyst for why Amanda Tanner ( Liza Weil ) tried to kill herself shortly after quitting her job at the White House (apparently she had an affair with the president). Professional fixer Olivia Pope ( Kerry Washington ) takes on her case, knowing personally what a charmer President Fitz ( Tony Goldwyn ) can be. But when Gideon starts getting too close to the story, Pope tasks Quinn ( Katie Lowes ) to find out what he knows — and that can only lead to bad places. Read More...

'Scandal': Pope Works To Protect DC Madam's Client List

Quinn Perkins continues struggling to keep up with the fast-paced world of Olivia Pope & Associates on " Scandal " (Thu., 10 p.m. ET on ABC). This week's sophomore effort saw a Washington DC madam as the client of the week, while the larger story of the president's mistress reached a critical point. The case of the madam spiraled around her client list, which would out man of DC's biggest political power players. One of them turned out to be the man the president had just nominated as his first Supreme Court appointee. Only, he was never a client. It turned out, his wife was a call girl, but when she got stood up on her first night on the job and this nice man came up to her, she lied and said he was a client, and then later married him -- she continued working to help pay his way through college. It looked like what he'd been working for his whole life was ruined, until Pope stepped in and rallied up all of those johns and had them approve his nomination in exchange for keeping the list quiet. "Scandal" continues to elude simple explanation. "Gladiators in suits" didn't really work, so this week's moniker was "fixer," which works a bit better. Working outside the law, Pope and her team fix whatever problem comes their way. But when a reporter finds the president's mistress in her office, this is a problem that may get too big for them to fix. "Scandal" continues Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET on ABC. TV Replay scours the vast television landscape to find the most interesting, amusing, and, on a good day, amazing moments, and delivers them right to your browser.

'Scandal' is 'such a treat' for Kerry Washington

Zap2it: You've had political involvements yourself, having worked on election campaigns such as President Obama's. How is that factoring into your work on "Scandal"?Kerry Washington: When you scratch the surface of any public servant, you often find stories of how the arts and humanities and literature have transformed -- and really saved -- people's lives, so it's fun for me to be in that world.Zap2it: Did you meet image consultant and former presidential aide Judy Smith, on whom your "Scandal" character is based?Kerry Washington: I actually have spent a lot of time with her and have become really close to her. I have such immense respect for her ... and for her brain. She thinks in such a strategic, long-term-planning way. She just has a fast-paced, brilliant mind that I admire tremendously, and she's also beautiful and kind and gracious.There are lots of things she can't tell me, but there have been lots of wonderful...

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." 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:

Scandal Spoilers: Season 2, Episode 2 Promo and Script Sneak Peek

Did you enjoy the Scandal premiere (Season 1, Episode 1: "Sweet Baby")? Are you digging the juicy new Shondaland show? Well good, because we've got some exciting sneak peeks of Episode 2: "Dirty Little Secrets." First, The Huffington Post as a very exciting excerpt from the Episode 2 script, which features The President, Fitz, being confronted by Cyrus (his Chief of Staff) about his affair with Olivia. Needless to say, Cyrus is pissed. Second, watch this blood-pumping promo for the rest of...

'Scandal' Sneak Peek: What's Next?

Is " Scandal " even more outrageous than you expected? ABC's new drama from Shonda Rhimes (Thursdays, 10 p.m. ET) stars Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, a powerful D.C.-based crisis communications pro who frequently advises the White House and her old boss, President Fitzgerald Grant, a.k.a. Fitz ( Tony Goldwyn ). But -- spoiler alert: don't read ahead if you haven't watched the premiere yet! -- did you see the twist in Fitz and Olivia's relationship coming? Wow . We've got an exclusive sneak peek at Episode 2, titled "Dirty Little Secrets," that previews what's coming next. Looks like their dirty little secret won't remain a secret for much longer, as the president is confronted by his chief of staff Cyrus (Jeff Perry). Take a look at the script pages from next week's episode and tell us: Are you into "Scandal"? "Scandal" airs Thursdays, 10 p.m. ET on ABC.

'Scandal' Preview: What to Expect From ABC's Kerry Washington Starrer

  Imagine representing high-profile people as they navigate the worst time in their lives: Monica Lewinsky  during the President  Bill Clinton  debacle;  Clarence Thomas during his Supreme Court confirmation hearings;  Michael Vick  during the dog fighting investigation. Welcome to the premise of  Shonda Rhimes ' newest drama series, Scandal . Read More...

Scandal (ABC) “Dirty Little Secrets” Episode 2

Scandal  (ABC) “Dirty Little Secrets” Episode 2 airs THURSDAY, APRIL 5 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television  Network. Synopsis:  Scandal (ABC) “Dirty Little Secrets” Episode 2 – When Pope & Associates’ newest client, DC Madam Sharon Marquette, is under investigation, the team needs to do everything possible to keep her client list under wraps. The list is literally a Who’s Who of DC influentials – and while it’s Olivia’s job to protect her client, she finds herself protecting a lot more than just the madam. Meanwhile, Quinn runs into some trouble with the President’s former intern, Amanda Tanner, on “Scandal,” THURSDAY, APRIL 12 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Read More...