Scandal, Shonda Rhimes' New Series, to Debut Midseason

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Scandal, a new series from Shonda Rhimes, is coming to ABC midseason (early 2012). It revolves around the life and work of a crisis manager and her staff.

Kerry Washington stars as Olivia Pope, a former PR consultant to the President who can't seem to cut ties with her past - professionally and personally.

Pope's dysfunctional team - who specialize in fixing people's lives, but can't quite rectify their own - include Lost's Henry Ian Cusick as Stephen Finch, Columbus Short as Harrison Wright, Guillermo Diaz as Huck, Darby Stanchfield as Abby and Katie Lowes as Quinn.

Ghost's Tony Goldwyn takes on the role of President Fitzgerald Grant.

Check it out the preview after the jump and see what you think of this new series from the Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice creator. Think it's worth a look?

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I can't wait for this show. It sounds like a winner to me with a fresh new idea! People, please give it a chance. You will love Henry Ian Cusick as much as I do.

Tvjunkie

I admire Shonda Rhimes' creativity but I'm not sure if I'll get into this. I love Private Practice and Grey's Anatomy although I'm not sure how this will really be. I'll watch the Pilot just because I believe in Shonda though.

Aries93

Sorry Shonda, I love you, but for me, this is a no go. I love Grey's Anatomy and I love Private Practice. However, I've hated Off The Map and I don't think I'll like this. I'll give it ago just for you, however, I feel it won't last.
I know you got ideas, but did you think of possibly holding off till Grey's Anatomy and/or Private Practice are off the air so you can put much more time into your new shows?
Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice are declining in viewers as I type this. Perhaps be there so assist more often?