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Scandal Spinoff: Digital-Only Offshoot Gladiator: Wanted Set for Debut

Giving new meaning to class warfare, ABC is set to launch Gladiator: Wanted, a spinoff of the long-running thriller Scandal that will run exclusively online, TVLine has learned.

The offshoot — which focuses on Team OPA giving potential new interns a crash course in Gladiating 101 — debuted Thursday on ABC.com (watch it here). It arrives just days ahead of Scandal‘s twice-delayed Season 6 premiere (first as a result of Kerry Washington’s real-life pregnancy, and then again due to an ABC News special about Donald Trump’s imminent inauguration).

Regarding that second postponement, which pushed the return of ABC’s entire #TGIT lineup back a week to Jan. 26, Channing Dungey, President of ABC Entertainment recently admitted to TVLine that delaying the Shondaland trio “was a very hard call,” adding, “Nobody else has been waiting for it bigger than me.”

According to THR, all seven episodes of Gladiator: Wanted were directed by Scandal co-star Darby Stanchfield.

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8 Comments
  1. Bigdede says:

    They should’ve did this years ago when Scandal was still hot.

  2. KLS says:

    Will we have to pay $5.99 for it? Oops! Wrong network!

  3. Kar says:

    people barely watch scandal who will watch this?

  4. Ian says:

    How about they get Scandal baking of being must-watch tv first?

  5. Brian says:

    Too bad they didn’t do this sooner.

  6. c-mo says:

    No wonder interpersonal communication is dying, people are too busy watching shows on their personal devices. I remember watching TV with the family or friends and discussing what was going on on the screen; people look at you weird when you do that now because you’re the only one watching!

  7. Surprised I’m just now hearing about this. Can’t see why they need for new interns. I’m sure they’ll have a good reasob. Though.