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Shonda Rhimes Has Bad News For ‘Scandal’ Gladiators

Ready yourselves, gladiators, this isn’t good news.

Shonda Rhimes, the mastermind behind shows like “Scandal” and “Grey’s Anatomy,” just revealed a bit of her endgame when it comes to Olivia Pope & Associates, and it doesn’t go past Season 8. The show-runner spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about plans for the upcoming season of the show and admitted she doesn’t see too many years left for Olivia, Fitz and the rest of the crew.

“I think there’s only so much ‘Scandal’ you can tell satisfactorily,” Rhimes said. “The Fitz-Liv thing can only be told so long and in such a way. It’s not a 10-season or eight-season show. I’ve already decided how long that is and what that’s going to be.”

Honestly, it’s not too surprising that Rhimes has already forged the ending for her political drama. Last season’s final episode saw Olivia flying off into the sunset with Jake, Harrison meeting his end at the hands of daddy Pope and Fitz being re-elected for a second term in office. Unless the show decides to change the Constitution of the United States and let Fitz remain as POTUS past another four years, an early ending, at least when it comes to that part of the series, seems likely. But Rhimes also revealed the decision on when to pull the plug doesn’t hinge on Fitz completing his time as president.

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  1. For a minute there i was afraid that she has George R.R Martined off a beloved character.
    With that said, this is not bad news but good news, shows Shonda Rhimes knows her onions and truth be told, it would hard to tell a plausible story up till season 8. The last season was shakey at best, delving into espionage with B613. I’m hoping they ditch that story arc or relegate it to the background, it just seemed out of place and quite comical whenever each character said B613. One could start a drinking game, taking a shot every time you hear B613 and you’ll get drunk before the middle of an episode. I look forward to what the next season brings and the one after that but hopefully let it end at season 6 and not spiral out of control like the folks at Grey’s anatomy

    • shakespeareanwalter

      Anyi, you absolutely speak my mind. It’s like you were reading off my thoughts. When last episode spiralled into that whole B613 storyline, it was all I could do not to roll my eyes. I mean, were we still watching a scandalous political thriller or had we ventured off into a Jennifer-Garner Alias-wannabe? It was very annoying. The unfamiliar and thrilling domesticity I loved about the show was teetering off, to be replaced by this much hammered espionage storyline.
      As for Grey’s Anatomy, I gave up on that after whatever season it was that Mark Sloane died. That show makes more inappropriate, shocking character kills than Game of Thrones.

      • I gave up on Grey a long time ago and i wish many people did too so the ratings won’t be so damn high to keep warranting a new season renewal.

    • Anyi you hit the nail on the head. Gbam! My thoughts exactly.

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