Monday, April 15, 2024

TV: “Scandal” Will End Next Season– I Told You that Two Months Ago


The news is breaking that “Scandal” is coming to an end with its next, and seventh, season.

I told you that was happening back on February 28th. That’s when I told you the seventh season would only be 16 episodes long.

“Scandal” actually could have ended a couple of weeks ago, when the show had a fantasy episode– a what if? thing. It was the first time I ever understood what was happening. It was the best episode of the series.

By now, all the characters have been president, haven’t they? “Scandal” was like “The West Wing” on acid.

Meantime, Kerry Washington can get back to movies. Her film career was really taking off when she got “Scandal.” The show raised her profile, but she belongs back on the big screen.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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