“We’re in a very different spot and everybody has been wiped clean, and anything goes, in a weird way,” Shonda Rhimes recently told The Hollywood Reporter. What does that really mean? Well, we’re hitting reset on the upcoming fourth season of Scandal. When the show returns from hiatus, everything will be different and in a way, that’s sort of a good thing.
We left off season 3 with Olivia Pope realizing she was the scandal, aka, probably the greatest realization ever. So what now? Olivia Pope and Associates doesn’t exist anymore and Liv ran away with Jake. The President has been re-elected, at the cost of losing his son. No one knows that Olivia’s father is actually a master manipulator whose behind every horrible thing that’s ever happened, except for Harrison, whose as good as dead at this point. How do we pick up from here?
How much more Scandal does Shonda have in her?
- The beautiful thing about Shonda is that she tight lipped. She gives away tidbits of spoilers, without really giving away too much. She already knows how Scandal will end and she knows its not going to last 8 or 10 seasons. (Bummer.)
“I’m not worried about that at all. I’ve already decided when Scandal is ending. I think there’s only so much Scandal you can tell satisfactorily. The Fitz-Liv thing can only be told so long and in such a way. It’s not a 10-season or eight-season show. I’ve already decided how long that is and what that’s going to be. I’m not really worried about that,” she told THR.
Does that mean it’ll be a good 4 more seasons, which should be the equivalent of four years= the president’s term? Or, will we still get a little peek into what Fitz is like when he isn’t President anymore? It would definitely be interesting to see his love affair with Liv play out outside of the White House. Do they finally get Vermont? Unfortunately, Shonda’s decisions aren’t at all affected by what the viewers want because she already knows how everything will end and she’s set herself parameters to make sure she sticks to the story she wants to tell.
“It would be interesting. But I’ve given myself a parameter of what that is, and whether or not that means we end up deciding to stretch or shrink his presidency based on that remains to be seen,” she said.
Is Harrison really dead?
- This ones kind of a no brainer considering all the hoopla surrounding Columbus Short.
“His absence will be explained definitively. What you think happened to his character happened to his character,” Rhimes admitted.
That isn’t to say that his death isn’t tragic or sad. On the show, Harrison was a downright great Gladiator. Whose most affected by his death? “Olivia, really, but all the Gladiators are. It will be very devastating for Abby in a surprising way. You’ll see how she’s coping with it in a very different way than you would expect.”
How is everyone impacted by Olivia’s departure?
- “Everyone has been betrayed, and the family has been blown apart. I love the idea that Liv really felt by getting on the plane she was doing what was best for everybody. She’s been tricked in a horrible way, and she’s very possibly completely wrong. What has happened to Harrison happened. What she discovers about that is going to be very bad. The betrayals are very bad, and how those betrayals change everyone is going to be permanent. Those changes will be permanent, and how she deals with that is going to be permanent. The world we are coming back to will be forever changed and forever different, and that is going to be very interesting. We’re really excited. I can’t wait for the first table read. Kerry keeps calling me and going, “What’s happening?””, Rhimes explained.
Hucks family is alive! How does Huck deal?
- [Finding out his family is alive] “It’s going to have a profound affect, possibly not in the way you think. Huck is a very damaged soul in every aspect of his life, and he came to terms with something; he let go of those people. He let go of the fact that they existed. That’s what I love about the [season three] finale, when he says, “They didn’t exist anymore.” He wasn’t sure they were alive, so he let go of the idea that they existed. To discover that they were real is almost devastating to him, because he had stopped fighting. If you stop fighting for something and then discover it was out there and you should have been fighting all along, that’s horrible. It’s going to be devastating for him,” Rhimes said.
Much of season 3 focused more on the Gladiators individual story-lines rather then the love affair between Liv and Fitz. Shonda is super excited to get back to Olivia-centric storytelling, which she had to veer away from because of Kerry’s pregnancy. I’m all for the Olivia storyline, but I don’t want to fall off with the other potential story lines either. We now know the world doesn’t only revolve around Liv. She doesn’t have it all together like we thought. In a way, Abbey took over Liv’s role this season and I hope she holds onto that bravery and freedom. The Huck storyline should be really interesting because now Quinn’s feelings are also in the mix. It’s not just solo Huck taking on this realization. He’s fallen in love and so has she. I love me some Liv and Fitz, but I also like the others too.
Sound off below with your thoughts/hopes/wishes.
Photo Credit: Scandal/ABC
‘The Bold Type’ Announces Final Season Premiere Date
Mandatory meeting in the fashion closet.
The Bold Type previously announced that its fifth season will be its last, and now, we have a premiere date!
Freeform announced the series will return on Wednesday, May 26!
— The Bold Type (@TheBoldTypeTV) April 8, 2021
Per the synopsis, Kat, Jane, and Sutton are “on the brink of defining who they really are and how best to leave their mark on the world.”
Season 4 ended prematurely on July 16, 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
As a refresher, the season ended with Sutton and Richard splitting, Kat hooking up with Eva despite the two sharing significantly different political views and then calling things off, and Jane challenging Jacqueline on a controversial story that involved her husband while also possibly crushing on one of her writers.
The upcoming final season will be miniature in size as it will only feature six episodes.
Younger Season 7 Trailer: Does Liza Have a New Man in Her Life?
Younger is ready to turn the final page!
Ahead of the seventh and final season, Paramount+ released a lengthy two-minute trailer that gives fans a glimpse of how it all ends.
The clip opens with a flashback to Charles (Peter Hermann) asking Liza (Sutton Foster) to marry him during the season 6 finale.
But, of course, it’s unclear if Liza accepted the proposal as the next scene finds her ex, Josh (Nico Tortorella), and her friend, Lauren (Molly Kate Bernard), wondering if she said yes.
News of the possible engagement spreads fast as Liza’s bestie, Kelsey (Hilary Duff), informs her that she “just heard the news,” while her other bestie, Maggie (Debi Mazar), laments that she’s “impressed” with Charles.
However, Liza doesn’t seem to think the proposal was all that romantic, which leads me to believe that maybe the couple isn’t headed down the aisle anytime soon.
Especially because the rest of the trailer seems to show trouble in paradise!
And this time, it may not be Josh’s fault… though, one scene does show him asking Liza: “if I would have said something sooner, would it have made a difference?”
Liza’s always struggled to choose between Charles and Josh, however, there may be a new man taking up residence in Liza’s life: surf legend Kai Manning, who is shopping a book at Empirical/Millennial.
And while there’s a scene of Liza and Charles kissing underneath the fireworks, there’s also some tension as he informs her that he “had to bend a lot” to be with her.
Tension also builds as it looks like Quinn is moving in on Liza’s man and Charles may be entertaining the idea!
New relationships seem to be on the horizon as Josh is spotted with a new woman by his side as his baby momma, Claire, returns.
Maggie is also smitten with a woman named Camila.
And elsewhere, Kelsey contemplates her future asking Lauren if she should “go back to Millennial,” before informing Quinn of her decision, which the billionaire calls “running home to daddy.”
‘Younger’ Announces Final Season Premiere Date, Loses Two Series Regulars
It’s the beginning of the end for Liza, Kelsey, and Empirical!
Paramount Plus announced that the seventh and final season of Younger will premiere on Thursday, April 15!
The first four episodes will be available for streaming on that day.
The final eight episodes will be released on a weekly basis every Thursday.
Those who don’t have access to Paramount Plus will be able to see the full season later in the year on TV Land.
It was also announced that Miriam Shor (the impeccable Diana Trout) and Charles Michael Davis (Zane Anders) will no longer be series regulars.
Per TV Line, the duo will be back in a recurring capacity.
“Due to scheduling and Covid related matters, Miriam Shor and Charles Michael Davis were unable to be season seven cast regulars,” series creator Darren Star said in a statement to the news outlet.
“However, they will always be a much loved and integral part of the Younger family and have added so much heart and soul to the series.”
Production for the final season was delayed significantly due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Check out the sneak peek HERE!
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