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'Scandal' Renewed: ABC Series Gets Green Light For Season 3

May 10, 2013 | Updated May 10, 2013
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Olivia Pope isn't going anywhere: "Scandal" has been renewed for another season.

Centering on Washington, D.C. fixer Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington), her crisis management firm associates and her intimate relationship with the leader of the free world, President Fitzgerald Grant (Tony Goldwyn), "Scandal" has been a steady hit for ABC throughout Seasons 1 and 2, bringing in around 6 million viewers for ABC each week.

"Scandal's" renewal for a third season hardly comes as a surprise, largely thanks to its very passionate fanbase called Gladiators.

The ABC drama's cast and crew reached out to the Gladiators shortly after news broke that "Scandal" had been renewed.

"Scandal" creator Shonda Rhimes, who's also behind ABC's long-running Thursday night hit "Grey's Anatomy," tweeted the renewal news for both shows.

And she followed it up with this:

"Scandal" has surged in the ratings in the latter half of this season, even topping its sister show "Grey's Anatomy" a few times.

Though "Scandal" was renewed, some ABC series didn't make it to next season. "Body Of Proof," "Happy Endings," "How To Live With Your Parents," "Malibu Country" and "Red Widow" were axed, joining the previously canceled "666 Park Avenue," "Don't Trust The B---- In Apartment 23," "Last Resort," "Private Practice" and "Zero Hour." On a more positive note, the network renewed "Castle," "Grey's Anatomy," "Last Man Standing," "The Middle," "Modern Family," "Nashville," "Once Upon A Time," "Revenge" and "Suburgatory." ABC has not confirmed the reported fates of "Family Tools" and "The Neighbors."

ABC also picked up a number of comedies for the 2013-2014 season: "Super Fun Night" starring Rebel Wilson; ensemble "Mixology"; Malin Akerman's "Trophy Wife"; family comedy "The Goldbergs" and "Back in the Game" starring James Caan. On the drama side, in addition to "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," ABC ordered the spinoff "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland"; drama "The Returned"; David Zabel's "Lucky 7" and "Betrayal"; the Christian Slater/Steve Zahn vehicle "Mind Games" and Sofia Vergara-produced "Killer Women."

Check out what's coming to the other networks for the 2013-2014 TV season below.

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"Scandal" airs on Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET on ABC.

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