Shonda Rhimes’ Scandal — Likely To Be Renewed for Season 2

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May 7, 2012

Can we see more of Olivia Pope on Scandal season 2? Be the judge cause we’ve rounded up all the possibilities for you. Here’s our exclusive take:

Scandal is an American TV series created by Shonda Rhimes for the ABC network. It premiered on April 5, 2012 with Kerry Washington as its main lead character, Olivia Pope. The pilot airing which replaced Private Practice (another series of Rhimes) on its Thursday timeslot, was watched by 7.33 million total viewers averaging a 2.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic. Hence, the politically oriented drama ranked second in the timeslot. Furthermore, the first season was signed up for only a seven number of episodes, airing its first finale on May 17th.

In my opinion, the pilot airing was without a shadow of doubt a certified work of Shonda Rhimes. Using Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice as my scope of reference, I was surprised to find out that more people share the same thought as I did. In a review article from Newsday, Verne Gay bashed the show on his statement — “All the tropes, cliches and (especially) soap conventions she has poured so generously into “Grey’s” and “Private Practice” over the years have been poured right back into this Beltway potboiler.”

Ofcourse, I wouldn’t want to say this if I had not been an avid fan of Rhimes’ work. I just thought that the characters could have been given more depth and not just the same “I’m a superhuman but I still need a man” cliche attack. Other reviews also profoundly noticed the characters’ way of speaking so fast. Matt Zoller Seitz from Vulture made me laugh when he said, “The show’s distinctively Rhimesian dialogue — which packs two hours’ worth of exposition-laden dialogue into a one-hour time slot by HavingEverybodyDeliverTheirLinesSuperSuperSuperFastLikeAnAuctioneerSOLD!!!! and talk over each other constantly— prompted the New York Times’ TV critic to spend a few hundred words comparing it to The West Wing, which, trust me, the show absolutely, positively isn’t trying to be.”

I couldn’t agree more.

Looking at the bright side however, the show’s future is looking hopeful. It has been given a “likely to be renewed” prediction from TV by the numbers on its May 1 article. TV series finale documented as well that the show has been vacillating the first and second spot on the Thursday airing.

Cliche or not, let’s not forget that the good numbers is a force to be reckoned with. Looking at that kind of positive performance, odds are we will be expecting more of Shonda’s fast talking “gladiator in suits” in season 2.

Are you thrilled for Olivia Pope and her whole gang? Unleash your thoughts about Scandal season 2! Visit the comment box below.

  • Jillycarol3

    I will be very happy if Shonda’s Scandal will be renew. This show is just fascinating and one never knows what going to happen. Besides that Tony and Kerry have this crazy, crazy chemistry, Jeff Perry’s Cyrus is turning out to be one of my favorite characters ever. This guy gets to say anything and boy does he say it. “A fetus full of Presidential DNA. and don’t Clinton me with words and Oprah’s retired now so I guess I’ll have to do a post funeral interview with Barbara Walters, she’s nice.

  • Eviline03

    I LOVE THIS SHOW!!! Please let it come back for another season.

  • Ashleimc

    Love Scandal. It better be renewed!

  • Michael

    Love the show!!!! I so hope it comes back.

  • http://twitter.com/cocoapurl Tweety

    I LOVE this show and I haven’t been able to say that in a long time.  I really hope this show is given a real chance to survive.  What happened to the days where a show was allowed to flounder a little and find it’s audience?  That God this show is doing well, numbers-wise. 

  • abel

    If they don’t renew this show I will be devastated.  I live for Thursday nights.  The chief of staff character is simply amazing, and it’s good to see Tony Goldwyn back on the little screen.  Olivia Pope is a friend everyone needs – if you suddenly find yourself in a pile of …well…you know.

  • Msavage913

    I normally do not watch shows on ABC but if scandal is renewed that will be the only channel I watch.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Earline-Wardlow/1092037421 Earline Wardlow

    LOVE THE SHOW!!!!  So happy it’s coming back!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Earline-Wardlow/1092037421 Earline Wardlow

    LOVE THE SHOW!!!!  So happy it’s coming back!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Earline-Wardlow/1092037421 Earline Wardlow

    LOVE THE SHOW!!!!  So happy it’s coming back!

  • Trish

    PLEASE PLEASE we NEED Scandal to be renewed!! Bes show on TV!!! next to  Modern Family!!

  • Trish

    PLEASE PLEASE we NEED Scandal to be renewed!! Bes show on TV!!! next to  Modern Family!!

  • Ebiego70

    OMG, i freakin LOVE this show…way too many commercials but otherwise its fantastic!  i havent loved anything on ABC in forever. RENEW RENEW RENEW!

  • sean

    Whats wrong with people taste in entertainment these days. This show is so bad. Ugh I couldn’t even finish the first episode. 

  • Titi_mer18

    Hater. Don’t comment if you hate. Bye bye.

  • shelly

    Is it really coming back…hope so..to many questions still. Love it.

  • lisabfab40

    I dont know what show this writer was watching maybe he or she was high or something!But Scandal is without a doubt one of the best shows on television and the season finale was awsome I hope ABC is not stupid enough to drop this show and if they are I hope some other network picks it up because with all the reality bullcrap of TV I watch mostly HBO series but since scandal premiered at least one night a week I tune into ABC. I am dying to find out who Quinn is , and if the presidents cheif of staff will get busted!

  • lisabfab40

    I dont know what show this writer was watching maybe he or she was high or something!But Scandal is without a doubt one of the best shows on television and the season finale was awsome I hope ABC is not stupid enough to drop this show and if they are I hope some other network picks it up because with all the reality bullcrap of TV I watch mostly HBO series but since scandal premiered at least one night a week I tune into ABC. I am dying to find out who Quinn is , and if the presidents cheif of staff will get busted!