Scandal's Kerry Washington Pregnant: How Past Shows 'Handled' It, Which Ways Work for Olivia

Kerry Washington is reportedly expecting her first baby, according to People.com, a happy development that may (or may not) have Scandal-ous repercussions for the actress’ TV alter-ego, Washington, DC fixer Olivia Pope.

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While it’s probably too early for Shonda Rhimes & Co. to decide how (and whether) Washington’s pregnancy will affect any upcoming story arcs, we thought it’d be interesting to examine how other modern TV shows have handled their leading ladies’ baby bumps — and whether said strategies might work on Scandal.

Click through the gallery below for an octet of ideas, then hit the comments and tell us which template you’d like Scandal to follow!