Scott Foley Promoted to Scandal Series Regular

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ABC has made it official: Scott Foley will be a series regular on Scandal Season 3.

The beloved actor was introduced as Jake Ballard toward the end of Season 2, coming on board as a mysterious character who grew especially close to Kerry Washington's Olivia.

Scott Foley on Scandal

We can't say for sure what Jake will be up to in the fall, of course, but Foley can say he's very excited to find out along with us.

“I’m thrilled to join such a talented, enthusiastic and professional group of people,” he said in a statement. “Shonda [Rhimes] and company have created a troupe of layered complex characters and to be able to be part of that is both exciting and humbling.”

Scandal returns with new episodes in September.

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I love The Goodwin Games, what going on ?


Love Scott. Hated Jake. So I guess I am neutral about this news. Hopefully, they will make his character more interesting this season.


I'm thrilled, this means he survived the backlash from B613. I also love his character it will be exciting to see how he progresses in the show.


YAY!!! I'm so happy! I love Scott Foley and his couple with Olivia is awesome!:)


Isn't he starring on a show on Fox?


Hooray!!! I think Scott Foley is terrific! It would have been a scandal if Scandal had NOT signed him! ; )


I'm excited. I love Scott Foley and I enjoyed Jake as a character. I was so sad when he ended up in the hole. He was a great third point in the love triangle.


Ok, I believe Norm Lewis should also be bumped to series regular seeing a he's the only decent guy on the show. Olivia needs some good in her life not another killer, worse still, someone who does it for money. Correct me if I'm wrong but last I checked, B613 are not allowed to have a love interest/life no? What gives?


YESSS lets get that drink out!