Scandal (TV series)

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Scandal
Scandal Intertitle.png
Also known as The Fixer (South Africa)
Genre Political thriller
Political drama
Created by Shonda Rhimes
Starring Kerry Washington
Henry Ian Cusick
Columbus Short
Darby Stanchfield
Katie Lowes
Guillermo Díaz
Jeff Perry
Tony Goldwyn
Bellamy Young
Joshua Malina
Scott Foley
Portia de Rossi
Cornelius Smith Jr.
Joe Morton
Theme music composer Chad Fischer
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 5
No. of episodes 90 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Shonda Rhimes
Betsy Beers
Mark Wilding
Producer(s) Merri D. Howard
Scott Collins
Matt Byrne
Heather Mitchell
Editor(s) Karen Castaneda
Matthew Ramsey
Gregory T. Evans
Julia Grove
Christal Khatib
Matthew Pevic
Cinematography Oliver Bokelberg
Michael Wojciechowski
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 43 minutes
Production company(s) ABC Studios
ShondaLand
Distributor Disney–ABC Domestic Television
Release
Original network ABC
Picture format 720p (HDTV)
480i (SDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Dolby Digital 5.1
Original release April 5, 2012 (2012-04-05) – present
External links
Official website
Production website

Scandal is an American political thriller television series starring Kerry Washington. Created by Shonda Rhimes, it debuted on ABC on April 5, 2012.[1] Kerry Washington's character, Olivia Pope, is partially based on former George H.W. Bush administration press aide Judy Smith, who serves as a co-executive producer.[2]

The show takes place in Washington, D.C. and focuses on Olivia Pope's crisis management firm, Olivia Pope & Associates, and its staff, as well as staff at the White House and surrounding political scene, which includes President Fitzgerald Grant III, White House Chief of Staff Abigail Whelan, Attorney General David Rosen, Vice President Susan Ross, the Vice President's Chief of Staff Elizabeth North, ex-First Lady and Virginia senator Mellie Grant, NSA Director Jake Ballard, and ex-White House Chief of Staff Cyrus Beene. In addition to Kerry Washington, the show features Guillermo Diaz and Katie Lowes as assistants at O.P.A.; Tony Goldwyn as the President; Bellamy Young as the ex-First Lady and senator; Jeff Perry as the former White House Chief of Staff; Darby Stanchfield as the White House Press Secretary and current Chief of Staff; Joshua Malina as the Attorney General; Scott Foley as the Director of the NSA; Portia de Rossi as the Vice President's Chief of Staff; Cornelius Smith Jr. as a civil rights activist and associate at O.P.A.; and Joe Morton as Olivia's father and the head of a spy agency.

The show was named a Television Program of the Year by the American Film Institute, received the Peabody Award for Excellence in Television and was honored as Outstanding Drama Series at the Image Awards. Washington has won the Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series and has been nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series, and a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Drama Series.

Plot[edit]

Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) is a former White House Communications Director for the President of the United States who has left to run her own crisis management firm, Olivia Pope & Associates, dedicating her life to protecting the public images of the nation's elite, but struggles with leaving her past relationship with the President, Fitzgerald Grant III (Tony Goldwyn) behind, which leads to a complicated relationship with the First Lady, Mellie Grant (Bellamy Young). Further complication ensues when former Navy Seal and coworker to the president Jake Ballard (Scott Foley) begins a relationship with Olivia. Olivia and her team of "gladiators", including former CIA operative Huck Finn (Guillermo Diaz), professional hacker Quinn Perkins (Katie Lowes), identity politics expert Marcus Walker (Cornelius Smith Jr.), Press Liaison to the White House, Abby Whelan (Darby Stanchfield), Attorney General of the United States, David Rosen (Josh Malina), and White House Chief of Staff, Cyrus Beene (Jeff Perry), all work to ensure President Grant remains in power, and give the Grant Administration an admirable legacy against the attacks of a vindictive and ambitious Mellie Grant and the chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, Elizabeth North (Portia de Rossi). Former OPA workers include former Wall Street banker Harrison Wright (Columbus Short) and current Russian oligarchy operative Steven Finch (Henry Ian Cusick).

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired Nielsen ratings
First aired Last aired Rank Viewers
(in millions)
1 7 April 5, 2012 (2012-04-05) May 17, 2012 (2012-05-17) 62 8.21[3]
2 22 September 27, 2012 (2012-09-27) May 16, 2013 (2013-05-16) 47 8.46[4]
3 18 October 3, 2013 (2013-10-03) April 17, 2014 (2014-04-17) 13 12.00[5]
4 22 September 25, 2014 (2014-09-25) May 14, 2015 (2015-05-14) 8 12.66[6]
5 21 September 24, 2015 (2015-09-24) May 12, 2016 (2016-05-12) 29 10.68[7]
6 16[8] 2017 (2017)[9] TBA N/A N/A

Season 1: 2012[edit]

Main article: Scandal (season 1)

Season 1 introduced Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) and the various members of her firm, as well as President of the United States Fitzgerald Grant III (Tony Goldwyn) and his chief of staff Cyrus Beene (Jeff Perry). Season 1 focused on the lives of the team members, the relationship between Olivia and the President (her former employer), and the mystery surrounding Amanda Tanner's (Liza Weil) involvement with the White House, among other cases the team solved.

Season 2: 2012–13[edit]

Main article: Scandal (season 2)

Several casting changes occurred: Henry Ian Cusick as Stephen Finch exited and both Bellamy Young, as Mellie Grant, and Joshua Malina, as David Rosen, were bumped up to series regulars. Season 2 began airing in September in the same time slot. Season 2 focused on the stress of the upcoming re-election of current President, Fitzgerald Grant, and the fallout of dealing with the guilt that he did not truly earn his first term in office. This was in addition to cases that Olivia Pope and members of her firm took on.

Season 3: 2013–14[edit]

Main article: Scandal (season 3)

The show was renewed for a third season on May 10, 2013.[10] It was announced that Scott Foley, who played the role of Jake, one of Olivia Pope's love interests, would return as a regular character. Friends star Lisa Kudrow was signed[11] to portray Montana Congresswoman Josephine Marcus in a multi-episode arc[12] and Private Practice actor Paul Adelstein, and Army Wives star Sally Pressman will recur for the third season.[13][14]

ABC pursued a split-season schedule for several of their dramas for 2013-14, meaning Scandal premiered its third season on October 3, with a winter hiatus through the holidays and January 2014, along with the 2014 Winter Olympics, returning with a 'spring' premiere February 27.[15] The third season was shortened by four episodes to an 18-episode run ending in mid-April in order to accommodate Kerry Washington's pregnancy, which was not incorporated into the show.[16]

Season 4: 2014–15[edit]

Main article: Scandal (season 4)

On May 8, 2014, ABC renewed the show for a fourth season.[17] Columbus Short did not return for the fourth season due to personal issues outside the series.[18] In July 2014, it was announced that Portia de Rossi had been cast for what has been described as a "top secret" multiple episode guest arc.[19]

Season 5: 2015–16[edit]

Main article: Scandal (season 5)

On May 7, 2015, ABC renewed Scandal for a fifth season.[20] The show will stay in the 9:00 p.m. time slot. All of the series regulars will return.[21] After the season finale, it was announced that Portia de Rossi has been promoted to a series regular for season five.[22] It was later announced that Cornelius Smith Jr., who had a guest role in season four, would return as a series regular for the fifth season.[23] The writers began working on the fifth season on May 21, 2015 and it premiered on September 24, 2015.[24]

Season 6[edit]

Main article: Scandal (season 6)

On March 3, 2016, ABC renewed Scandal for a sixth season.[25]

Cast and characters[edit]

Main Cast[edit]

Actor Character Seasons
1 2 3 4 5 6
Kerry Washington Olivia Pope Main
Henry Ian Cusick Stephen Finch Main Guest
Columbus Short Harrison Wright Main
Darby Stanchfield Abby Whelan Main
Katie Lowes Quinn Perkins Main
Guillermo Diaz Diego "Huck" Muñoz Main
Jeff Perry Cyrus Beene Main
Tony Goldwyn Fitzgerald Thomas Grant III Main
Bellamy Young Mellie Grant Recurring Main
Joshua Malina David Rosen Recurring Main
Scott Foley Jake Ballard Recurring Main
Joe Morton Eli Pope Recurring Main
Portia de Rossi Elizabeth North Recurring Main
Cornelius Smith Jr. Marcus Walker Recurring Main
  • Kerry Washington as Olivia "Liv" Carolyn Pope, a former White House Director of Communications who is widely regarded as the best "fixer" in Washington. Olivia worked on the presidential campaign of the then-Governor Fitzgerald Thomas Grant III, with whom she began an affair. After the election, the affair ended and Olivia started her own crisis-management firm called "Olivia Pope & Associates".
  • Darby Stanchfield as Abigail "Abby" Whelan, who worked as an investigator in Olivia's firm. After Olivia ran away with Jake Ballard after the section presidential election, Abby was hired as the White House Press Secretary. She later managed to remove Cyrus Beene and took over his job as the White House Chief of Staff.
  • Katie Lowes as Quinn Perkins (née Lindsay Dwyer), whom works at "Olivia Pope & Associates. She got involved with Charlie, who turned her away from OPA to B613, but she later returned to Olivia.
  • Guillermo Diaz as Huck (née Diego Muñoz), a previously assassin for B613, who lost his family because of the job. He later began working as a tech guy for Olivia and her firm and is extremely loyal to her.
  • Columbus Short as Harrison Wright, a litigator who worked with Olivia. He hired Quinn for the firm, calling them "gladiators in suits". He is murdered by B613 at the end of season three.
  • Henry Ian Cusick as Stephen Finch, a litigator who worked with Olivia and is one of her good friends. He left Washington D.C. to be with his fiancée Georgia and is currently living in St. Petersburg and working for the Russian oligarchy.
  • Bellamy Young as First Lady/Senator Melody "Mellie" Grant. Being married to Fitz, she was the First Lady of the United States before Fitz demanded a divorce after her election to become Governor of Virginia. In the fifth season, she runs for President and is nominated as the Republican Presidential Candidate.
  • Scott Foley as Captain Jacob "Jake" Ballard (née Pete Harris), a U.S. Navy intelligence officer attached to the Joint Chiefs of Staff who spies on Olivia Pope at the personal request of President Grant, with whom he served in the Navy during the first Gulf War. Jake was named the director of the National Security Agency in the fifth season.
  • Cornelius Smith Jr. as Marcus Walker, a civil rights activist and a former client of Olivia's firm.
  • Joe Morton as Elijah "Eli/Rowan" Pope, Olivia Pope's father, 'Command' of the elite black ops program, B613.

Production[edit]

Conception and development[edit]

In early 2011, it was announced that Shonda Rhimes was developing a new pilot. In February, Kerry Washington was cast in a leading role.[26] Actress Gabrielle Union and Taraji P. Henson auditioned for this role alongside Washington before she was officially chosen. Henry Ian Cusick also landed a role in the series.[27] On February 28, 2011, it was announced that Tony Goldwyn landed the role as the president.[28]

In May 2011, ABC picked up the pilot as a mid-season replacement.[29] During the Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour, it was announced that the show would premiere April 5, 2012 after Grey's Anatomy, relocating Private Practice to Tuesday nights.[30]

The program was renewed for a second season on May 11, 2012, in the same Thursday timeslot, while Private Practice remained in the new Tuesday evening timeslot to finish its final season.[31] Rhimes had stated at the time that the second season would likely be thirteen episodes or less,[32][33] but the renewal of the series after the fall meant that the second season would have two arcs through the season; the first covering the main 13-episode order, with the second arc taking place during the "back nine" order.

Crew[edit]

Producers Writers Directors
Judy Smith, Jenna Bans, Mark, Fish, Tom Verica, Peter Nowalk, Allan Heinberg, Mark Driscoll, Noah Evslin, Chris Van Dusen, Holden Chang, Peter Noah, Roxann Dawson Jenna Bans, Matt Byrne, Severiano Canales, Mark Fish, Zahir McGhee, Heather Mitchell, Raamla Mohamed, Peter Noah, Miguel Nolla, Peter Nowalk, Shonda Rhimes, Richard Robbins, Chris Van Dusen, Mark Wilding Tom Verica, Oliver Bokelberg, Steve Robin, Allison Liddi-Brown, Russell Robertson, Mark Tinker, Jeannot Szwarc, Randall Zisk, Stephen Cragg, Michael Katleman, Ron Underwood, Roxann Dawson, Tony Goldwyn, Paul McGuigan, Bethany Rooney, Jessica Yu, Ava DuVernay, Julie Anne Robinson, Debbie Allen, Paul McCrane

Critical reception[edit]

The show has been met with generally favorable reviews, with a collective score of 64/100 based on 28 critics from Metacritic.[34] Based on advanced screeners sent before the show's premiere, Alan Sepinwall of HitFix stated:

To be perfectly honest, after watching four episodes of "Scandal", I'm not 100 percent clear on what it is that Olivia and her team (most of them fellow lawyers who don't practice law) do, nor on exactly what the show is. I'm also not entirely sure that it matters. "Scandal" is a good example of what a show is about being far less important than how it's about it.[35]

IndieWire, a daily news site reviewed the first season of Scandal, comparing it to the FX show Damages. Stating that the premise was similar and that "Damages" is a hell of a show, and worthy of all the accolades; but it's what Scandal could be, if the envelope was pushed a bit more, and if the show took more risks."[36]

Newsday's Verne Gay called the series "fun", but added:

All the tropes, cliches and (especially) soap conventions series creator Shonda Rhimes has poured so generously into "Grey's Anatomy" and "Private Practice" over the years have been poured right back into this Beltway potboiler. The hairpin plot twists. The whiplash character reveals. The bumptious moralizing. The Strong Woman/Wronged Woman character type, and its direct corollary, Weak, Middle-Aged, Married Man Who Secretly Likes Hookers. It's all here![37]

The show however received many more positive reviews during its second season. AV Club's Ryan McGee compared to the show to House of Cards

But Scandal has quite a bit to say about how people in general operate. By extension, it also has a lot to say about the type of television people respond to in this ever-splintered viewing environment. In a year in which almost all ratings are down, Scandal has gone up. Its insane storytelling really isn’t insane at all. Many want to dub House Of Cards the future of television as a whole. In terms of distribution, this may be true. But by giving audiences what they want, and then giving them so much more than they ever expected, Scandal is the show those looking toward the future of television should be aiming to actually produce, regardless of the medium in which it is viewed.[38]

Alan Sepinwall of HitFix also changed his stance:

When "Scandal" debuted last spring, I wasn't sure what to make of it, beyond recognizing that Kerry Washington had the goods to carry a series and Shonda Rhimes had fashioned an excellent role for her. This season, though, Rhimes has kicked the show up to another level by ditching the Crisis of the Week procedural format in favor of reinventing "Scandal" as a gonzo hybrid of conspiracy thriller and high-stakes soap opera, involving election rigging, a presidential assassination attempt, a failed internal White House coup, and all sorts of other crazy shenanigans. It's ludicrous on virtually every level; it's also an enormous amount of fun, thanks to the writing and the performances.[39]

Ratings[edit]

Season Timeslot (ET) Episodes First aired Last aired TV season Rank Avg. viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
1 Thursdays 10:00pm 7 April 5, 2012 (2012-04-05) 7.33[40] May 17, 2012 (2012-05-17) 7.33[41] 2011–12 62 8.21[citation needed]
2 22 September 27, 2012 (2012-09-27) 6.74[42] May 16, 2013 (2013-05-16) 9.12[43] 2012–13 44 8.46[citation needed]
3 18 October 3, 2013 (2013-10-03) 10.52[44] April 17, 2014 (2014-04-17) 10.57[45] 2013–14 16 9.11[citation needed]
4 Thursdays 9:00pm 22 September 25, 2014 (2014-09-25) 11.96[46] May 14, 2015 (2015-05-14) 8.08[47] 2014–15 18 9.19[citation needed]
5 21 September 24, 2015 (2015-09-24) 10.25[48] May 12, 2016 (2016-05-12) 6.65[49] 2015–16 29 10.69[citation needed]
6 16 January 2017 (2017-01) TBD TBD TBD 2016–17 TBD TBD

Social media[edit]

Scandal is one of the most popular shows on social media. The cast tweets with their fans when the show is airing on television.[50] During the season three premiere, the show topped Nielsen's Twitter TV Ratings Top 10,[51] with 713,000 tweets that mentioned the show and were seen by an audience of 3.7 million users. The show has also the most loyal Twitter followers according to Nielsen Social.[52]

Accolades[edit]

Scandal has been acknowledged by the ALMA Awards, Image Awards, BET Awards, Emmy Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Critics' Choice Awards, Teen Choice Awards and People's Choice Awards as well as honored by the American Film Institute and the Peabody Awards.

Kerry Washington, Columbus Short, Guillermo Díaz, Bellamy Young, and Tony Goldwyn have been recognized for their performances.

Critics' top ten lists[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Nominee Result Ref.
2012 13th ALMA Awards Favorite TV Actor – Supporting Role in a Drama Guillermo Díaz Nominated [56]
2013 BET Awards Best Actress Kerry Washington Won [57]
Imagen Awards Best Actor/Television Guillermo Díaz Nominated [58]
44th NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Drama Series Won [59]
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series Kerry Washington Won
Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series Shonda Rhimes
("Sweet Baby")
Nominated
65th Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Kerry Washington Nominated [60]
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series Dan Bucatinsky Won
TV Guide Awards Favorite Drama Series Won
Favorite Actress Kerry Washington Won
Favorite Ensemble Kerry Washington, Columbus Short, Darby Stanchfield, Katie Lowes, Guillermo Diaz, Jeff Perry, Tony Goldwyn, Bellamy Young, Joshua Malina, Scott Foley Nominated
Vision Awards Best Drama Nominated
2014 BET Awards BET Award for Best Actor & Actress Kerry Washington Nominated [61]
4th Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Bellamy Young Won [62]
Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series Joe Morton Nominated
Dorian Awards TV Performance of the Year – Actress Kerry Washington Nominated [63]
71st Golden Globe Awards Best Actress in a Television Drama Series Kerry Washington Nominated [64]
Gracie Awards Outstanding Drama Won [65]
45th NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Drama Series Won [59]
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series Kerry Washington Won
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Joe Morton Won
Columbus Short Nominated
Guillermo Diaz Nominated
66th Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Kerry Washington Nominated [66]
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series Joe Morton Won
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series Kate Burton Nominated
Prism Award Drama Series Episode – Substance Use
("Snake in the Garden")
Won
Performance in a Drama Series Episode Tony Goldwyn Nominated
20th Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series Kerry Washington Nominated [67]
TV Guide Awards Favorite Drama Series Nominated
Favorite Actress Kerry Washington Nominated
Vision Awards Best Drama Won
2015 BET Awards Best Actress Kerry Washington Nominated [68]
46th NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Drama Series Nominated [69]
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series Kerry Washington Nominated
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Guillermo Diaz Nominated
Joe Morton Won
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Khandi Alexander Won
Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series Zahir McGhee
("Mama Said Knock You Out")
Nominated
OFTA Television Awards Best Actress in a Drama Series Kerry Washington Nominated [70]
Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series Khandi Alexander Nominated
41st People's Choice Awards Favorite Network TV Drama Nominated [71][72]
Favorite Dramatic TV Actress Kerry Washington Nominated
67th Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series Khandi Alexander Nominated [73]
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress – Drama Kerry Washington Nominated [74]
2016 47th NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Drama Series Nominated [75]
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series Kerry Washington Nominated
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Guillermo Diaz Nominated
Joe Morton Won
42nd People's Choice Awards Favorite Network TV Drama Nominated [76]
Favorite Dramatic TV Actress Kerry Washington Nominated
Favorite Dramatic TV Actor Scott Foley Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress – Drama Kerry Washington Pending [77]

The production team has been honored by the Costume Designers Guild, Society of Camera Operators, BMI Awards and the California on Location (COLA) Awards.

Recognition for Scandal
Year Result Award Category Recipients
2013 Won AFI Award Television Program of the Year Scandal
2014 Won Peabody Award Area of Excellence (Television) Scandal

Broadcasts[edit]

In the United States Scandal airs on ABC on Thursday nights at 9pm/8pm CT. The program airs at the same time in Canada through the City television system with simsubbing of the ABC feed.

The series airs in Australia on the Seven Network with reruns airing on SoHo, Canal Sony in Latin America, ZFB-TV in Bermuda, Miami's WPLG in the Bahamas (via cable from the United States mainland), and on TVB Pearl in Hong Kong. The first two season originally aired on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom.[78] In 2014 the show was picked up by rival broadcaster Sky Living who will continue from season three onwards.[79] In New Zealand it first aired on TV One but now airs on TV2.

It airs in South Africa on multiple television channels; first run episodes are aired on DStv premium channel M-net which airs the latest episodes weeks after its US airing followed by episodes on rival satellite channel StarSat and Free TV channel; SABC3 since May 2014. On both M-net, and SABC3 the show is re-titled as The Fixer due to a locally originated soap named Scandal! already carrying the show's title on another television channel as to not confuse viewers across rival channels.[80]

In Jamaica, Scandal airs on CVM TV.

Cable syndication[edit]

On July 15, 2013, BET and ABC announced an early syndication agreement, which saw BET carrying a marathon of the first two seasons on August 10 and 17, 2013, then in two-hour blocks on Wednesdays before the show's season three premiere on October 3.[81] BET airs new episodes after an eight-day delay.[82][83]

DVD releases and online availability[edit]

The series's DVD releases currently consist of the first, second seasons and third seasons, and were released by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment under the ABC Studios label. Additionally, Netflix currently streams seasons one, two, three, four and five in the U.S and Canada., The fifth season is also streaming on Hulu with new episodes airing every Friday. The show is available via traditional by-episode purchase by most online video retailers, including iTunes.

Season 1[edit]

The Complete First Season
Set Details Special Features
  • 7 Episodes
  • 2-Disc Set
  • English (Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround)
  • English SDH, Spanish and French subtitles
  • Scandal: Setting The Pace
  • Gladiators in Suits: Casting a Series
  • Scripting Scandal
Release Dates
Region 1 Region 2
June 12, 2012 October 7, 2013

Season 2[edit]

The Complete Second Season
Set Details Special Features
  • 22 Episodes
  • 5-Disc Set
  • English (Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround)
  • English SDH, Spanish and French subtitles
  • A Closer Look
  • Hanging with Huck
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Outtakes/Bloopers
Release Dates
Region 1 Region 2
September 3, 2013 February 17, 2014

Season 3[edit]

The Complete Third Season
Set Details Special Features
  • 18 Episodes
  • 4-Disc Set
  • English (Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround)
  • English SDH, Spanish and French subtitles
  • Extended Finale Episode
  • See the Locations at Set
  • Spotlight Cast Piece: Jeff Perry
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Bloopers
Release Dates
Region 1 Region 2
September 23, 2014 January 19, 2015

Season 4[edit]

The Complete Fourth Season
Set Details Special Features
  • 22 Episodes
  • 5-Disc Set
  • English (Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround)
  • English SDH, Spanish and French subtitles
  • Extended Episodes
  • The Fixer – A Day With Kerry Washington
  • Outtakes
Release Dates
Region 1 Region 2
August 11, 2015 November 23, 2015

Season 5[edit]

The Complete Fifth Season
Set Details Special Features
  • 21 Episodes
  • 5-Disc Set
  • English (Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround)
  • English SDH, Spanish and French subtitles
Release Dates
Region 1 Region 2
August 23, 2016 TBA

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