ABC Press Tour ’17 Why Scandal Won’t Be Back For Another Week, And Why Shonda Rimes Loves A Shorter Season!By Delaina Dixon | January 12, 2017 | Entertainment
So Scandal devotees. You’re gonna have to wait another week to get your Scandal back. Why? Just blame it on Trump. Scandal’s season premiere has been bumped to January 26, at 9 p.m. for a special on that man. Yeah, we say ugh too. But it only makes the longing sweeter. And shorter. Scandal’s season six is 6 episodes shorter than in the past. But it’s something creator Shonda Rimes relishes.
“It was a relief, and it was exciting to be able to plan the season knowing the length would be shorter and getting to plan it the way we did actually made for stronger storytelling,” she shared via satellite at Scandal’s ABC press panel.
“You don’t have to tread water every once in a while or try to figure out what you are going to do when you are not sure. I think it actually made our storytelling more powerful.” The cast also revealed there will be several flashbacks in the upcoming season.
Only time will tell – and more importantly, elect a new president!
Scandal, season six, kicks off Thursday, January 26 at 9 p.m.