The rumors were true, Gladiators: ABC's smash political drama, Scandal, will wrap up after its seventh season. Before the network's upfronts presentation on Tuesday, creator and executive producer Shonda Rhimes finally confirmed the news after The Hollywood Reporter published a report on the series finale last week.
"Deciding how to end a show is easy," Rhimes said in a statement. "Deciding when to finish is quite simple when the end date is years away. But actually going through with it? Actually standing up to say: ‘This is it?’ Not so much. So, next year we are going all out. Leaving nothing on the table. Creating this world in celebration. We are going to handle the end the way we like to handle the important things in our Scandal family: all together, white hats on, gladiators running full speed over a cliff."
Scandal aired its first episode in April 2012 and is currently in its sixth season. The ABC Studios drama is averaging a 2.7 among the advertiser-coveted adults 18-49 demographic and 8.9 million total viewers with seven days of delayed viewing, according to THR.
The cast will participate in a Season Finale Q&A this Thursday via Facebook Live.
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