February 10, 2017

ABC announced today that Scandal has been renewed for a seventh season. The veteran Shonda Rhimes political thriller continues to be a strong performer deep into its run, with viewership numbers in key demographics making it one of the network's top shows. Word is the core cast will all be returning for the 2017-2018 season.

While Scandal's current season premiered later than usual due to star Kerry Washington's pregnancy, it hasn't missed a beat. The show not only premiered with its largest audience in a year, it also helped ABC win every Thursday since January in the all-important adults 18-49 demographic.

Scandal joins other the Shondaland dramas picked up today that air as part of ABC's TGIT lineup, including Grey's Anatomy and How to Get Away with Murder.