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Scandal

2012 American political thriller television series
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Scandal is an American political thriller television series starring Kerry Washington. Created by Shonda Rhimes, it aired on ABC from April 5, 2012, until April 19, 2018. 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.

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The Fixer (South Africa)
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United States
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English
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No. of seasons
7
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PRODUCTION

Executive producer
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Producer
  • Merri D. Howard
  • Scott Collins
  • Matt Byrne
  • Heather Mitchell
  • Paul William Davies
  • Ramaala Mohamed
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  • Oliver Bokelberg
  • Michael Wojciechowski
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Editor
  • Karen Castaneda
  • Matthew Ramsey
  • Gregory T. Evans
  • Julia Grove
  • Christal Khatib
  • Matthew Pevic
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Running time
43 minutes
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April 5, 2012 (2012-04-05)
April 19, 2018 (2018-04-19)
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  • The third season of the show was cut short to accommodate Kerry Washington's real life pregnancy.
  • In just about every episode the title of the episode is spoken.
  • Costume designer Lyn Paolo refused to borrow any designer clothes from fashion designers and insisted that each item worn by the characters be bought since the show frequently employs flashbacks and items are constantly reused.
  • For her work on the show Ava DuVernay became the first black woman to direct a TV series starring a black woman that was created by a black woman on one of the Big Three Networks.
  • Khandi Alexander was offered her role without an audition.

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