May 11, 2012

ABC has renewed freshman drama Scandal for a second season. The political drama is the latest from creator Shonda Rhimes, who has two other prime time shows on the network: Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice. Grey's was just renewed for a ninth season yesterday, while the word is still out on a sixth season of Private Practice.

Scandal premiered last month as a mid-season replacement and aired a short 7-episode first season. The season finale is set for next Thursday, May 17. There is no word on the number of episodes ordered for the show's second season, but an increase is expected.

(Source: ABC Publicity)