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How Much Longer Can ‘Scandal’ Go On?

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-Michael Arceneaux

I’m often weary of criticizing Scandal for two reasons: I love Shonda Rhimes and I fear Shonda Rhimes. Shonda’s clap back is one of the smoothest in all the land. She will get you together in 140 characters or less as she sells ABC her billionth TV show all while writing and producing the other 200 shows she currently has on air. And I really, truly adore Kerry Washington. Read more…

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Kerry Washington Discusses Filming the Ferguson-Inspired Episode Of ‘Scandal’

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Last week, Scandal aired an episode that dealt with police brutality, which not only recalled the fatal shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, but the death of Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant, and all of the innocent Black teenagers who’ve suffered at the hands of law enforcement.

During last night’s PaleyFest panel, moderated by Jimmy Kimmel, the cast of the series addressed what it was like to film such an important episode.

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‘Scandal’: Is Olivia Pope Really Worth $1.5 Billion?

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-Michael Arceneaux

How many of you Gladiators were hoping that last night’s episode would end with Olivia Pope being set free from her kidnappers and returning back to normal (fixing things and sleeping with her married boyfriend)? For those Scandal viewers that were, congratulations, you’re still invited to my prayer circle where we spend time asking The Lord (and Beyoncé, for extra good luck) to spare us from this increasingly weird and exhausting storyline. Read more…

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Now That We Know Who Kidnapped Olivia Pope, Has ‘Scandal’ Jumped the Shark?

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- Michael Arceneaux

I don’t want to jump the gun, especially about anything involving two of my favorite people, Kerry Washington and Shonda Rhimes, but season four of Scandal is reminding me of Destiny’s Child’s performance of “Soldier” on 106 & Park. Yeah, it turned out to be good in the end, but none of us will ever forget that Michelle Williams busted her ass at the very beginning of the set. Read more…