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ABC Renews Scandal For Season 2

Scandal RenewedABC has given the green light to a second season of Scandal.

Executive producer Shonda Rhimes confirmed the news on Twitter just moments ago. “Am super proud to say that Scandal has been picked for a 2nd season!!! Am doing a little dance of joy.”

Rhimes then added that she’s “still waiting to hear” about the fate of her other ABC bubble series Private Practice, which is expected back for a 13-episode final season. Other ABC shows still on the bubble include Last Man Standing, Don’t Trust The B—– in Apartment 23, Body of Proof and GCB. 

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Scandal joins previously-renewed Alphabet series Grey’s AnatomyCastleThe MiddleModern Family, Happy Endings, Suburgatory, Revenge and Once Upon a Time.

TVLine’s 2012 Renewal Scorecard has been updated with all the news.



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Comments (57)

  • I need Body of Proof news. PLEASE

    Comment by Thilia – May 11, 2012 03:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yeah me too. I am praying but i have a feeling it will be cancelled. Great news about Scandal though. Love this show and it can only grow from here.

      Comment by greysfan – May 11, 2012 04:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Body of Proof has been renewed @ABC_Publicity #PrivatePractice and #BodyOfProof have been renewed for another season!

      Comment by Martina – May 11, 2012 06:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • yeay! Scandal is getting good!

    ABC, just renew Private Practice and GCB .. pretty please!?

    Comment by R – May 11, 2012 03:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • GCB has really grown on me. Good old campy, soap opera fun. I too would like to see it renewed.

      Comment by lyn – May 11, 2012 03:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • sorry to be the bearer of bad news but according to deadline GCB has been cancelled.

        Comment by LLL – May 11, 2012 04:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • First they keep the torture porn series, “Private Practice” on the air and now “Scandal”.

      Shondra must have compromising pix of someone at ABC.

      Comment by filmex – May 12, 2012 01:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • yes it is and I really like it

      Comment by Joan O'Brien – May 24, 2012 01:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Well deserve but I prefer Private Practice come on season 6 & I need season 3 of Body of Proof

    Comment by fernando rodriguez (@Fernanaberry) – May 11, 2012 03:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay for Scandal. Well deserved.

    Comment by Tanya (@kirads09) – May 11, 2012 03:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What about PP?

    Comment by Shenae – May 11, 2012 03:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Private Practice Has been renewed according to shonda rhymes on twitter

      Comment by Martina – May 11, 2012 06:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Give the green light for the second season of “The Secret Circle”!!!

    Comment by Saratov – May 11, 2012 03:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The secret circles been canned and cancelled already. Sorry. My fav show Harrys Law was pulled as well.

      Comment by jasie – May 11, 2012 03:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • TSC was cancelled.

      Comment by lyn – May 11, 2012 03:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • 22 series. This is normal?

        Comment by Саратов – May 11, 2012 04:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great news, especially after last night’s show. But, need Private Practice and Body of Proof too!

    Comment by Bobbi – May 11, 2012 03:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YES! Now we just need a PP renewal and I will be happy!!

    Comment by the girl – May 11, 2012 03:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Good news. This show is actually starting to get interesting.

    Comment by lyn – May 11, 2012 03:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This show has gotten better every episode, glad it got picked up! now lets hope we get a 6th and final season of Private Practice!!

    Comment by Jake – May 11, 2012 03:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • great news! Scandal’s quickly become “can’t miss tv” for me :)

    Comment by jenna – May 11, 2012 03:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Very excited! Any word on whether it’s a full season of 22? Or another State of Play style shorter season?

    Comment by Coco – May 11, 2012 04:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • COME ON PRIVATE PRACTICE!!!! COMMMMME ON!!! all the shows i watch, and thats alot of shows, have been renewed. thats the only one hanging on. ahhhhhhhhh!

    Comment by L – May 11, 2012 04:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yes, love Scandal, is it gonna be for a full season or how many episodes?

    Comment by Emma – May 11, 2012 04:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • RENEW GCB PLEASE!

    Comment by ABC – May 11, 2012 04:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Awesome news!

    Comment by Lorie – May 11, 2012 04:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Please renew BOP and I will be happy with all the networks!!! PLEASE PLEASE

    Comment by Kelly – May 11, 2012 04:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Deadline is reporting a GCB cancellation, shame that they’re canning a show that has potential but it looks like it’ll be replaced with Nashville.

    Comment by B – May 11, 2012 04:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Scandal is so watchable it’s hypnotic. And never expected the series to be quite this high quality. Also, perfectly cast, perfect lead couple.
    It is as if they merged the soap aspects of The Good Wife with West Wing. Shocked way more people aren’t watching. Not sure how ABC will grow it, but word of mouth should be helping. Just a stellar old fashioned soap done to perfectly.

    Comment by anon o mouse – May 11, 2012 04:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I had the exact same thought! The little meltdown the VP C of S reminded me of Josh. I still miss the West Wing and May 10th’s episode has me hooked!

      Comment by sonja – May 11, 2012 08:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Scandal is great I want to know more about these crazy characters!!!

    Comment by Russ – May 11, 2012 04:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Good show so wonder about the numbers. GA and PP fans miffed? They should be watching but whatever. But ABC and Rhimes have to remember……fans have long, long memories.

    Comment by Elena – May 11, 2012 04:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • HELL YEAH!!!! That news made me scream like a maniac when I read it!!! GOOD ON YOU ABC!!! That show is CRAZY!!!!!

    Comment by Manie – May 11, 2012 04:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Scandal is the first Shonda Rhimes series that I enjoy. I’m glad that it has been picked up.

    Comment by Tania – May 11, 2012 05:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • They just need to change ABC to all Shonda all the time. Seriously, the woman has way too many shows on the air right now and Grey’s and PP are suffering because of it.

    Comment by Thilia – May 11, 2012 05:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I wish Scandal had been canceled. First of all, I can’t stand lawyers. Secondly, they just about screwed Private Practice to give it a spot, which has been the strongest Shonda Rhimes series, with an AMAZING cast, a far better acting and plotline than the infantile Grey’s Anatomy crisis… It’s my favorite… It’s so unfair if they only give it 13 episodes for this crap.

      Comment by Barbie Furtado – May 11, 2012 06:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • They are not lawyers, they are Gladiators in suit! :D (I couldn’t resist, but seriously, they are lawyers yes, but the show has nothing to do with that)

        Comment by Manie – May 11, 2012 10:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Haha I LOVED you for that. And you’re right. They are lawyers, but it’s not a show about law it’s about crisis management and I can’t wait to have more of everyone’s personal lives and demons revealed

          Comment by Zawadi – June 21, 2012 08:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • really really want another season of Private Practice….like Body of Proof too…bummed about GCB and TSC

    Comment by Laura – May 11, 2012 06:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • yes!!! so happy!!! also, note to Revenge, Scandal’s episode last night (AMAZING) is how you do a flashback episode! I was on the edge of my seat!

    Comment by Margaret – May 11, 2012 06:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • WOW! I totally agree with you. Those cliffhangers keep me wanting more. All my friends are talking about how they cannot wait to the next week.

      Comment by Olivia – January 27, 2013 10:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So happy about scandal!!!

    Comment by epjayprc – May 11, 2012 07:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Im so stoked for the Scandal team! ALL my shows have been renewed….Fall 2012 television….LEGGO!

    Comment by llws88 – May 11, 2012 07:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Good news – pity the first season is so short – was a slow starter and is just getting into its stride

    Comment by cuius – May 12, 2012 06:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Guess Scandal has become a better Shonda Rhimes produced series than Off the Map.

    Comment by bad kevin – May 12, 2012 01:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thank god! This weeks show was heartwrenchingly amazing.

    Comment by M – May 12, 2012 01:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • SCANDAL is the best show. It keeps you guessing & I love those not quite right characters that fit so well together. I prayed for this show to return because Scandal & Body of Proof are 2 non cable series I favor heck if ABC keeps this up I may tolerate commercial channels even more.

    Comment by Simonea Q – May 16, 2012 07:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • great!!!!! I love this show

    Comment by Teresa – May 17, 2012 06:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I Absolutly LOVE SCANDAL!!!! CaNT miss a single show!!! Just watched the finale n I’m pissed I dnt know when season 2 starts!!!! It left me hanging to bad!! WHEN IS IT COMING BCK! I’m addicted!
    ANSWERS PLEASE!

    Comment by Rach – May 17, 2012 08:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I LOVE SCANDAL I CAN’T WAIT FOR THE NEW SEASON. THIS SHOW GAVE ME HOPE; WHEN I THOUGHT GOOD TELEVISION SHOWS WERE DONE THIS SHOW CAME ABOUT.

    Comment by DeAfricka McDaniel – May 17, 2012 09:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Scandal is even better when you go back and watch the episodes a second time-either online or Prime Time on Demand. You pick upp on so many things you missed the first time.

    Comment by bbeyes – May 19, 2012 09:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • SCANDAL IS THE BEST SHOW, ever!!! I think that I’ve watched each episode at least ten time. Doesn’t even bore you. I love Fitzgerald and Olivia together. Such chemistry!!! Please renew.

    Comment by Sunshyne – May 23, 2012 05:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • *times.

    Comment by Sunshyne – May 23, 2012 05:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I LOVE THIS SHOW CAN’T WAIT THE SEASON 2, I LOOK FORWARD TO FITZ AND LIV ENCOUNTERS.

    Comment by Teresa – May 28, 2012 12:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love scandel. Kerry washington & Tony are awesome. I love the music and chemistry. Please send me a picture of the cast. I love Tony Goldwyn. He looks presidential. I love the way that Kerry is dressed. Thank u & can’t wait

    Comment by cc – July 10, 2012 07:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thank you for bringing Scandal back and I hope Private Practice. comes back as well. Love …… these shows. They are must see TV. Hope Scandal has many season renewals. Perfect casting.

    Comment by serendipity – August 4, 2012 06:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thank You!! For Scandal and Shonda Rhimes!! I Love all Three!! But That Scandal!! Oh Honey! You hit the BAll RIGHT OUT OF THE PARK!! Love You!!

    Comment by marsha crowder – September 13, 2012 07:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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