ABC Orders Full Season Of 'Scandal' - Series Will Expand Beyond 13 Episodes To Total Of 22

by Courtney
October 29, 2012 9:15 PM
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ABC has given a full season order to Shonda Rhimes' Scandal, meaning its current second season will add another 9 episodes to the previously ordered 13 episodes, for a total of 22 episodes of the political fixer drama.

Obviously it's doing very well for ABC. The Thursday night drama has grown in audience/ratings from week to week this season, jumping 12% last week, compared to the previous episode, with Women 18-49, to equal the series' 2nd-highest-ever rating. 

Recall before the season started, Rhimes stated in an interview that the second season would start with just one season-long arc, and could maybe have 2, if the series was expanded beyond the initial 13-episode order.

"We want to keep telling stories in that manner and because we're doing 13 episodes and if we get more than that, we'll be telling two different season-long arcs... We came back nervous -- can we top what we did last season -- and now we're all really excited because we figured out how we can."

Scandal fans can rejoice; you'll get an additional 9 hours with Olivia Pope and company this season.

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  • Zahna | October 30, 2012 7:40 PMReply

    Absolutly Fabulous

  • Brittany | October 30, 2012 3:05 PMReply


  • Nadine | October 30, 2012 3:11 AMReply


  • Simonique | October 30, 2012 7:14 AM

    Fico empolgada, porra!! Scandal gives me life every week! This is great news!

  • lauren | October 30, 2012 12:36 AMReply

    Love this show!!!!

  • ALM | October 29, 2012 11:57 PMReply

    Yay! The last episode was something else. I expected Olivia's ex to walk into the "secret society" meeting, and low and behold in walks Ms. Pope herself.

  • starry118 | October 29, 2012 9:22 PMReply

    Yaay! They got the back nine! Congratulations Shonda, Kerry & Crew!

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