Scandal Exclusive: Dylan Minnette, Other Lost Alum Cast as Fitz and Mellie's Kids

Scandal Cast Fitz's KidsHere’s your first look at Scandal‘s First Kids.

One week after TVLine broke the news that the ABC drama would (finally) be introducing us to Fitz and Mellie’s children, Jerry and Karen, we can now exclusively report that Dylan Minnette and Madeline Carroll have landed the roles.

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Minnette’s TV credits include a recent episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the role of Jason Isaac’s son on Awake, a recurring bit as Jack Shephard’s son on Lost and Grey’s Anatomy’s Season 4 Halloween episode.

Carroll, meanwhile, has guested on Shondaland’s Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice, as well as played young Ben Linus’ gal pal Annie in an episode of Lost.

Both Minnette and Carroll also appeared on The Hub’s anthology series R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour.

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And yes, I suggested Minnette for Jerry in our original story. ‘Cause I have powers like that. Real 0-8-4 stuff. But 250 TVLine Power User Points (currently of zero value) to reader @TV_Miranda, who spotted Minnette in Joshua Malina’s table read photo.

Scandal returns from its winter break on Feb. 27, with the 11th of this season’s 18 episodes. The Grant offspring will appear in Episode 15.

Want more scoop on Scandal, or for any other show? Need me to predict any other castings? Email insideline@tvline.com and your question may be answered via Matt’s Inside Line.

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  1. JJM says:

    Jesus, that kid has grown. I still remember when he was in Grey’s Anatomy “trick-or-treating” for ears from Sloan.

  2. Hipper says:

    these two kinda look like ted’s kids on HIMYM. i thought it was them for a second.

  3. Jessica y says:

    he was also the little boy who trick or treated for new ears at Seattle Grace!!

  4. mawhi says:

    I did always wonder what happened to Annie.

  5. Theo says:

    As a fan of Dylan’s, super stoked that I will get to see him on Scandal. He is very talented.

    • Samantha says:

      I know Dylan & his family. I grew up with Dylan’s mom and have loved seeing him grow in his career. He IS very talented and is very well grounded with a good family up-bringing! He will go far and it will be fun to watch!

  6. Robert says:

    I think it was the writer of this article who suggested Dylan for the role and I have to say you or a colleague nailed this one.

    • B says:

      That’s exactly what I thought when I saw the thumbnail! Great casting. Dylan’s deserved the exposure. When I first started watching Awake, I felt very lukewarm about him. Then one episode it was like he brought down a wall and became my favorite character in minutes. He’s great.

  7. Meg says:

    Teenagers are definitely going to spice up the show. I’m pretty sure we did see the POTUS kids in one earlier episode of season 1……………… they were way younger, but storywise, the teens are definitely the way to go. Good choice on the actors.

    • Christian says:

      No, we’ve never seen the kids. EVER!

      • herman1959 says:

        Ditto, the kids have ALWAYS been away at boarding school or didn’t want to visit because of Fitz’s attitude (season 2). I have to say, these two look like they belong to Fitz and Mellie; this should be good!

  8. twilight123 says:

    I only clicked on this comment to say “Look! The boy who trick-or-treated for ears is all grown up!”…. But I see I’ve been beaten to it about a thousand times over. lol.

  9. Tamara says:

    I really like this casting! I just watched Prisoners which Minnette is in, and he’s fantastic. I’ve like Carroll for a long time, since she did Flipped and Swing Vote. Glad to see them on one of my favorite shows!

  10. Jessie says:

    No NO NO

  11. Leo says:

    Wow, Matt, amazing amazing superpower. You should be on Heroes or something.

  12. Whatevah says:


  13. Jake says:

    Dylan was just in prisoners and Labor Day, small roles

  14. Lorie says:

    I don’t know the girl, but I liked Dylan in Awake. Can’t wait to see how Fitz handles his teenagers b/c I expect they’ll give some him attitude & sass. Now he’ll be getting it from both sides: Mel & the kids.

  15. Ben says:

    You really have a gift Matt. Good guess (and good cast!)!

  16. herman1959 says:

    Yup, you called it Matt. Now, for your next trick: who will be cast to play Abbie’s mother in Sleepy Hollow?

  17. Gina says:

    wow nice to see them

  18. Tiffany says:

    It the kid who trick or treated for ears. Cool.

  19. Wow i remember him from the show AWAKE on NBC i liked that show when the dad went to sleep the kid was alive then when he woke up his wife was alive an alternate reality i loved that show

  20. tvpeong says:

    LOL! although I may have called it after reading the article, I really liked him since Awake!

  21. me too i liked him since #awake bring awake back too lol :) <3