Bad News, Good News: ‘Scandal’ Season 3 Cut Short Because Of Kerry...

Bad News, Good News: ‘Scandal’ Season 3 Cut Short Because Of Kerry Washington

By Idoreyin Sampson | Sub-Editor on December 11, 2013
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For we, the Gladiators, it’s good news and bad news as American TV studio, ABC, producers of the run-away hit TV drama, ‘Scandal’ has announced that it will be airing 18 episodes instead of 22 episodes in its 3rd season.

According to HuffPost;

The network on Friday didn’t say why it will broadcast 18 instead of 22 episodes. But the decision follows word that “Scandal” star Kerry Washington and her new husband, football player Nnamdi Asomugha, are expecting a baby.

The shortened schedule will wrap production early for its pregnant star.

After next Thursday’s episode airs, “Scandal” will take a break and then return in late February with the final episodes of season three.

The drama series about Washington, D.C., intrigue is a ratings hit for ABC and earned an Emmy nomination for its lead actress.

That's President Fitzgerald Grant (Tony Goldwyn) and Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) in a steamy scene in Scandal Season 2. Photo Credit: ABC Studios
That’s President Fitzgerald Grant (Tony Goldwyn) and Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) in a steamy scene in Scandal Season 2. Photo Credit: ABC Studios

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