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Ava DuVernay Will Direct An Episode Of 'Scandal' Next Season

by Tambay A. Obenson
July 12, 2013 10:30 AM
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And the beat don't stop (as the saying goes) for Ava DuVernay

Ava Duvernay
As if yesterday's announcement that she'll be helming the once Lee Daniels MLK project Selma, wasn't already exciting enough for fans, the above tweet tweet from Scandal producer Merri D. Howard, should be even more thrilling, especially for all you Scandalistas and Gladiators out there!

Obviously, as the tweet states, in short, DuVernay will be directing an episode of the hit ABC series - #308 to be exact, as in season 3, episode 8.

On May 10, 2013, Scandal was renewed for a third season by ABC. No word yet on what exact date it'll debut in the fall. But we're already pushing towards the end of summer, so we're not that fan away Scandal fans. I know how rabid you guys can be...

But let the rumors begin... I'll start: Kerry Washington will star in Ava DuVernay's next film (after Selma, anyway).

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  • ScriptTease | July 14, 2013 8:49 PMReply

    I'm so happy for her even though I don't follow the show.

  • Tj_N2Jmedia | July 13, 2013 9:01 AMReply

    This is so damn exciting to read. I've been following her career and I've seen everything she's made thus far still. Haven't seen the Venus movie, but I will see that soon. I love scand al so I'm going to really geeked up about watching her episode. I'm super excited as a film maker in the making. It is so inspiring to see a sister doing her thing congrats Ava.

  • ALM | July 12, 2013 3:11 PMReply

    Alright, now! Congrats! This week should be renamed "Ava Duvernay" week.

  • Campbell | July 12, 2013 2:15 PMReply

    Congrats to this sister. She has been invited to be apart of the Academy, has done fantastic independent cinema, ESPN documentaries, a period feature in the pipeline, and an episode on a hit television show. The transition into television is golden, because minority women are notoriously shut out of this medium. She has officially made it.
    I'm hoping this opens the door for other qualified, quality storytellers.
    I'm curious as to whom will follow.
    Who is the next we can celebrate?

  • critical acclaim | July 12, 2013 12:37 PMReply

    I think we can safely say that the talented Miss DuVernay is having the Best Week Ever!

  • LeonRaymond | July 12, 2013 11:48 AMReply

    From Red Hot to White Hot -You got the Tiger by the tail Ava and don't let go!

  • YoungGiftedandBlack | July 12, 2013 10:41 AMReply

    Congrats to Ava. I can't wait. Scandal is my show!

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