The award-winning ABC series Scandal premiered in 2012 and is currently airing its fourth season. Starring Kerry Washington as ‘Olivia Pope,’ the series follows the former White House Communications Director who starts her own crisis management firm and discovers her clients are not the only ones with secrets.
For this role, Washington broke barriers by becoming the first African American woman to a headline a network TV show since the 1974 short-lived series Get Christie Love. In 2013, Washington earned her first primetime Emmy Award nomination for her portrayal of ‘Olivia Pope.’ She was also awarded an NAACP Image Award for Best Actress and the show won for Best Drama.
The show has received generally favored reviews by critics and viewers. Scandal has received nominations at the Emmy Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, Golden Globes, Critics Choice Awards and People’s Choice Awards. The series also won the prestigious Peabody Award in 2014.
Scandal is currently broadcast around the world, in Australia, Latin America, Bermuda, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and New Zealand.