BY ESE DIBEBI
When ABC announced earlier in the year that it was reducing the number of episodes viewers should expect from the 6th season of popular TV series, Scandal from 22 to 16, speculations were rife that cut was due to show star, Kerry Washington‘s second pregnancy.
The network had also announced an early 2017 return for the show instead of the expected 2016 fall date.
However, Washington has told AP that her pregnancy is not responsible for either of the developments. According to her, the decision to cut the number of episodes for the next season had been made before Shonda Rhimes got to know of her pregnancy. In the interview, she put the reason for the cut to the story being told and its requirement.
Show creator, Rhimes had also previously stated that the series is likely to end in its 6th or 7th season.