Want to know the Scandal season 7 premiere date? Within the span of this article, we’ll do our best to try and figure this out.
The first thing to dive into within this article is that this Kerry Washington series will be back for a seventh season. On the flip side, this is also going to be the final season of the show. This is something that was confirmed after weeks of rumors at the ABC upfront presentation earlier this week; in a separate statement, Shonda Rhimes had the following to say:
“Deciding how to end a show is easy. Deciding when to finish is quite simple when the end date is years away. But actually going through with it? Actually standing up to say: ‘This is it?’ Not so much. So, next year we are going all out. Leaving nothing on the table. Creating this world in celebration. We are going to handle the end the way we like to handle the important things in our ‘Scandal’ family: all together, white hats on, gladiators running full speed over a cliff.”
One of the reasons why this may have been such a difficult decision goes beyond just the story of the show. It also involves having to tell the cast and the crew that the journey is over, and there will be a time soon where everyone has to go and find other employment. That part of it is not anywhere near as easy.
As of right now, the easy assumption is that the new season of the show is going to air on either September 21 or September 28, given that ABC will want to kick the show off at around the same time as the majority of the rest of the fall season. (That’s right — the original #TGIT lineup is returning to the fall! The show was delayed this past season in order to accommodate Kerry Washington’s pregnancy.)
Beyond of course all of this, there isn’t too much known about the final season just yet. Maybe that will change in the coming days.