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'Scandal' adds 'Lost' star Sonya Walger in season 4

If only Stephen Finch was still at OPA…

Lost alum Sonya Walger has landed a potentially recurring role on Scandal, EW has confirmed.

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Meredith can't move to Washington, D.C. on 'Grey's Anatomy' because...

Now that most of the Fab Five have left Grey Sloan Memorial, it seems the time could be ripe for Meredith to finally move on from the hospital she’s called home for the last 10 seasons of Grey’s Anatomy—despite telling Derek she didn’t want to move to Washington, D.C. in the season finale. However, Ellen Pompeo thinks there’s a very plausible reason why Meredith cannot follow her husband to Capitol Hill.

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Mary McCormack, Josh Randall to guest-star on 'Scandal'

Mary McCormack and Josh Randall have landed guest-starring roles on Scandal, EW has learned.

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The leading ladies of ShondaLand preview your Thursday night

Starting September 25, Shonda Rhimes fans are going to get three straight hours of OMG moments… every week. On the ABC line-up, Thursdays this fall will consist of Grey’s Anatomy at 8 p.m., Scandal at 9 p.m., and How to Get Away With Murder at 10 p.m. And to preview the big night, the women of ShondaLand created a promo to tease their upcoming seasons.

In the video, Rhimes is joined by stars Ellen Pompeo, Kerry Washington, and Viola Davis, who divulge a total of zero spoilers while talking about their strong female characters—though they do give Davis, their newest addition, a bit of advice: “Buckle up!”

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Portia de Rossi joins season 4 of 'Scandal'

When last we saw Olivia Pope, she was flying off into the sunset (or maybe just flying off) with Jake by her side—leaving behind a broken Fitz, who’d just lost his son and realized some horrible things about his father. D.C. now rests in the hands of Olivia’s own father, who once again took over B-613. So what awaits the team when season four starts up? How about a new face?

EW has confirmed that Arrested Development star Portia de Rossi will join Scandal‘s fourth season for a multiple-episode arc. Ellen DeGeneres first announced the news on Twitter, bragging about her wife’s “top secret” storyline:

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'Scandal' star Joe Morton reacts to Emmy nom, reveals the secret to evil Papa Pope

Joe Morton entered the Scandal world in season two, but it wasn’t until Kerry Washington’s Olivia Pope identified him as her “Dad” in the finale that Papa Pope really came to life. In season three, Morton perfected the art of powerful monologues as Papa Pope, delivering mesmerizing speech after mesmerizing speech all while slowly taking over Olivia’s entire world (and that of B-613). But after this morning’s news—that Morton has been nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama—the actor could be delivering a new type of speech come August 25.

EW spoke with Morton soon after his nomination to get his reaction—and find out how he’s so good at being so evil.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Where were you when you found out this morning?
JOE MORTON:
I was down in the basement working out, watching CNN on the television and going through the morning news trying not to think about what might or might not happen today. Of course, they moved into their Emmy segment and the first thing they was, “Well, the Emmy announcements have been made. The announcements are over.” And I thought, “Oh, well…” And then they talked about who was going to be best actor nominations, best actress nominations, best show so on and so forth, and I thought, “Well, the phone hasn’t rung; I must assume that I didn’t get a nomination.” No sooner than I think that and it was Lauren, my publicist on the phone, with the good news. READ FULL STORY

Yes, Perd Hapley of 'Parks and Rec' was on 'Revenge' last night: We chat with TV's hardest-working fake newscaster

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Buried within Sunday’s crazypants Revenge finale was a glorious Easter egg for devoted TV watchers: a newscast delivered by none other than Perd Hapley, a.k.a. Pawnee, Indiana’s most beloved TV personality.

Well, sort of. Perd, of course, isn’t real — he’s played by Jay Jackson, who’s delivered fictional news reports on series including Scandal, DexterThe MentalistThe Closer, and Body of Proof, not to mention movies like Battleship and Fast Five. Look at Jackson’s IMDB page, in fact, and you’ll find that he’s played a reporter nearly every single time he’s appeared onscreen.

Why is that? Simple: Jay Jackson actually was a professional reporter for many years, with an impressive broadcast resume that includes stops at various local stations in Los Angeles and San Diego, as well as two prestigious Golden Mike awards. (He hasn’t, however, won an individual Emmy, despite what the Internet may have you believe: “I was part of a newscast that won a Best Newscast Emmy in 1997. Some reporters claim that as an Emmy win, but I don’t,” he explains to EW. “I think a promoter put that on a flyer some time ago and it’s just been going around.”)

How did Jackson go from real-life Ron Burgundy to fake newsman extraordinaire? EW called him to find out. READ FULL STORY

'Scandal' wants to shoot in D.C., councilman says

A Washington, D.C., councilmember says he’s in touch with a producer for the ABC TV drama Scandal who’d like to bring the show to the city to shoot scenes in August.

Councilman Vincent Orange says the Scandal shoot would be dependent on continued funding of the city’s film incentive program. Scandal is set in Washington but shoots in Los Angeles. READ FULL STORY

'Scandal': Columbus Short not returning for season 4

Olivia Pope and Associates will be one Gladiator lighter when the show returns in the fall.

EW has learned that Columbus Short, whose character Harrison has been on the show since season 1, will not be returning for Scandal‘s fourth season.

Short released this statement via a publicist:

“At this time I must confirm my exit from a show I’ve called home for 3 years, with what is the most talented ensemble on television today. I would like to first thank [creator] Shonda Rhimes for the opportunity to work with such an amazing cast. Thank you GLADIATORS, who have supported me throughout my entire career and of course to ABC and Shondaland for allowing me to play such a pivotal role in the Scandal series. I have enjoyed every single minute of it. Everything must come to an end and unfortunately the time has come for Harrison Wright to exit the canvas. I wish nothing but the best for Shonda, Kerry and the rest of the cast, who have become like a second family to me in such a short amount of time. For this, I will forever be grateful.”

In the season 3 finale, which aired last week to record ratings, Harrison’s future was left unknown, as reinstated B613 head Rowan (Joe Morton) and his Secret Service henchman held him at gunpoint in the final minutes.

Short, who has been dealing with a slew of personal matters in recent months, is not the first regular cast member to make a between-seasons exit from the show, which stars Kerry Washington and Tony Goldwyn. Lost alum Henry Ian Cusick, who played associate/Abby’s love interest Stephen Finch, left the show at the end of season 1 to pursue other endeavors and was subsequently written out in exposition at the start of the following season.

Scandal returns in the fall on ABC.

'Scandal' star Tony Goldwyn's latest project 'The Divide': Watch the first trailer -- EXCLUSIVE

Scandal might be done for the season, but this summer, Tony Goldwyn will be back on TV in a different way.

In July, the Goldwyn-produced drama The Divide, which he worked on with Richard LaGravenese (Behind the Candelabra), will make its debut on the rebranded WEtv network, and Entertainment Weekly has your first look at the series.

“It’s absolutely insane, but intoxicating as well,” Goldwyn told EW back in late November of juggling writing and producing with his Scandal duties. “It’s incredibly busy doing both, but so incredibly creatively inspiring.” READ FULL STORY

'Scandal': Shonda Rhimes reveals Jake was almost Fitz's VP in Jimmy Kimmel special -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Scandal fans are used to multiple jaw-droppers per episode, but if the exclusive clip below is any indication, the twists will continue in the upcoming Jimmy Kimmel special Behind the Scandalabra, airing after Thursday night’s finale.

The shocker revealed in the sneak peek? Jake Ballard (Scott Foley) was almost Fitz’s (Tony Goldwyn) running mate! READ FULL STORY

'Scandal': Darby Stanchfield on Abby's Olivia Pope moment, the explosive finale

Abby was in her best white-coat form in last week’s episode of Scandal, and channeling the Gladiators’ nerves-of-steel leader was even more fun than it seemed for Darby Stanchfield.

“It was definitely a whole new area for Abby,” says the actress. “Her résumé is growing in the last few episodes.” As it will continue to do. This week, she will hopefully add “explosion stopper” to her list of skills, as a bomb in the hands of Maya Pope threatens to go kaboom on top of the president of the United States (Tony Goldwyn). READ FULL STORY

'Trophy Wife' sneak peek: Diane channels Olivia Pope in 'Scandal' spoof -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

As Scandal’s fans know, there’s no problem that Olivia Pope and Co. can’t handle. So, naturally, when Diane (Marcia Gay Harden) finds herself needing to lead a recon mission to help Kate (Malin Akerman) with a PTA problem on this week’s Trophy Wife, the not-so-secret Gladiator knows just who to turn to for cues.

Watch a sneak peek of the show’s Scandal spoof below: READ FULL STORY

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