BY ADEDIWURA OKELEYE
Popular TV show Scandal got renewed by ABC last month but the company has made it known that the order is for just sixteen episodes and not the original twenty-two that the season was supposed to have.
This comes after the news of Kerry Washington (the star of the show)’s second pregnancy. Also, in order to accommodate the star’s pregnancy without having to include it in the plot,’Scandal’ will not be returning in the fall as usual. Instead, it will return in 2017 as a mid-season replacement.
An adjustment like this was also made in 2014 when Kerry was pregnant with her first baby. The episode order of the show was cut from 22 to 18. It also seems like despite Kerry’s pregnancy and the delay in airing, Scandal will be ending very soon.
Shonda Rhimes, the creator of the show has mentioned several times that she knows when and how the show will end and that it would be a 6 to 7 season series, at most.