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SCANDAL Pace: This week on ‘SCANDAL’ – Episode 204 “Beltway Unbuckled”

October 22, 2012

TOP SECRETS IN THE BELTWAY BEGIN TO UNRAVEL, ON ABC’S “SCANDAL”(description courtesy of ABC Media Relations)

“Beltway Unbuckled” — A DC college student goes missing and her grieving parents come to Pope & Associates for help. Meanwhile David is still investigating the Cytron case and gets help from a very surprising source; and in the White House, Fitz feels the pressure as Mellie proves once again that she’s a political powerhouse, on ABC’s “Scandal,” THIS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25 (10:02-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Episode 204 – “Beltway Unbuckled”

Episode Promos & Sneak Peeks

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SCANDAL Pace (S2 Spoilers): TVFanatic interviews Scandal cast at 2012 PaleyFest

September 25, 2012 — Jim Halterman of caught up with members of the Scandal cast at the 2012 PaleyFest: Fall TV Preview Party to get an inside scoop on the sophomore season of the series which kicks off with the season premiere Thursday, September 27 at 10/9c on ABC. Click here for the complete article and check out the interviews below.

SCANDAL Pace (S2 Spoilers): TV Line’s Matt Mitovich gives GLADIATORS 12 hints from Season 2 Premiere

September 6, 2012 — TVLine’s Matt Mitovich shares 12 hints on ABC’s SCANDAL sophomore season opener.


Here, quickly, are 12 not-at-all-spoilery observations about what’s new with Olivia and her gladiators.

* I can’t even go near the opening scene. So damn spoilery. Sorry. Moving on…

* With Bellamy Young’s promotion to series regular status apparently came, as Bubba might put it, an even bigger set of brass for First Lady Mellie. Holy….

* Someone is behind bars as the hour opens.

* You will learn Quinn Perkins’ real name (as well as a less-than-affectionate nickname).

* I believe we get to the 9-minute mark before people stop talking. Love the rat-a-tat dialogue.

* In their latest clash — one that, Olivia is warned, “could end you” — David Rosen goes after Pope & Associates no holds barred. Welcome to series regular status, Josh Malina!

* Earmuffs, Obama! Olivia at one point notes that the U.S. economy “is in a free-fall.” Eep.

* Yes, President Grant dodged the Amanda Tanner mess — at great cost. But since then, he has seen his approval rating dinged by another PR blunder. That leaves him tempted to pull the trigger on an iffy political move that could regain him some glory. Guy could really use some special counsel about now….

* OK, OK, OK…. You want to know if any POPUS (Olivia Pope + POTUS) goodness is coming. Well… did you read our Fall TV Preview nugget? ‘Tis accurate. That said: Gleaning that Cyrus has spoken with Olivia makes Fitz literally stop. in. his. tracks. Which has to count for something.

* Someone has the audacity to fire Olivia Pope aka She Who Gets Things Handled.

* Jimmy Kimmel cameo!

* Regardless of where you live, did you hear someone off in the distance shout, “Whoa!” at or around 3 pm EST? That was me, as the very final scene played out. Yep, Scandal is looking as twisty and juicy as ever.</blockquote>

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ABC’s Scandal returns Thursday, September 27th at 10/9c! Be sure to check your local listings.

SCANDAL Pace (S2 Spoilers): Kerry Washington teases the state of Liv & Fitz in Season 2

August 28, 2012 —’s Natalie Abrams & Adam Bryant provide some insight to one of the burning questions GLADIATORS have regarding Olivia and Fitz in their weekly Mega Buzz Q&A:

Will Olivia and Fitz really not be together next season on Scandal? —Holly
NATALIE: Even though Olivia turned in her White House badge, she’ll both keep Fitz in her life and keep her promise to Mellie. “When we meet Olivia in the season premiere, she is a woman of her word, and she’s keeping her commitment to what she said she wouldn’t do,” Kerry Washington says. “You will see Olivia negotiate her relationship at the beginning of the season and how she’s dealing with it.”

ABC’s Scandal returns Thursday, September 27th at 10/9c! Be sure to check your local listings.

SCANDAL Pace (S2 Spoilers): Episode 202 will be titled…

August 28, 2012 — According to, episode 2 of “SCANDAL’s” sophomore season is entitled “The Other Woman” and is scheduled to air on October 4.

GLADIATORS and Olitz fans – I don’t know about the rest of you, but I know I can’t take the suspense of what’s gonna go down in this episode!! Brace yourselves for a ‘SCANDALous’ second season!

ABC’s ‘SCANDAL’ returns Thursday, September 27 at 10/9 c! Be sure to check your local listings.

SCANDAL Pace (S2 Spoilers): TV Line’s ‘Ask Ausiello’ reports on the time lapse between season 1 & 2

August 21, 2012 — This week’s edition of ‘Ask Ausiello’ courtesy of TV Line News hints at the time gap GLADIATORS can expect between season ones’s finale episode and the premiere of the sophomore season.

Excerpt from the 8/21/12 edition of ‘Ask Ausiello’:

Question: Scandal was flawless in its inaugural season. Any scoop on Season 2? How much time will have passed between seasons? —Mike
Ausiello: Though Kerry Washington wouldn’t nail down the exact time jump since Olivia promised Mellie to keep her mitts off Fitz, she did tell Matt Mitovich that Season 2 picks up “more than a month, less than a year” later, with the “Who Is Quinn?” mystery rolling to a boil. “We do find out who she is, but we’re still like, ‘But why? And how?’ All of that,” says the series lead. And, interestingly, some of Olivia’s fellow gladiators are champing at the bit to get the complete story. As Washington teases, “There are reasons why certain people need more answers right away, and other people don’t. Even that’s complicated.”

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SCANDAL Pace (S2 Spoilers): The cast and series creator dish on some of Season 2’s new guest stars

August 17, 2012 — Members of the ‘SCANDAL’ cast, along with series creator and executive producer Shonda Rhimes, spoke with The Huffington Post about a few of the new cast members GLADIATORS an expect to see in Season 2. Click here to read the full article.

SCANDAL Pace (S2 Update): Gregg Henry tapped to play ‘Jackson’, a new addition to the Season 2 cast

TV Line’s Megan Masters reports that ‘SCANDAL’ has tapped ‘Gilmore Girls’ alum Gregg Henry to star as ‘Jackson’ – one of the new additions to the series’ sophomore season. Click here to read full article from TVLine News.


SCANDAL PACE (Breaking News): ABC announces fall premiere date for Scandal

July 26, 2012 — According to TV Line News and Matt Mitovich, ABC has just released the 2012 fall television show premiere dates, including ‘SCANDAL’. Our “GLADIATORS in a Suit” will return to the small screen on Thursday, September 27th at 10/9 central after ‘Grey’s Anatomy’! Be sure to save the date an set up your DVRs ’cause Olivia Pope is back!

To view ABC’s complete fall premiere schedule click here.

SCANDAL Pace (Spoiler News): Check out Season 2 teasers from E! Online

Check out E! Online’s latest scoop on two new characters making their debut in the Season 2 premiere of SCANDAL. Click here to view article.