EXCLUSIVE: I have just learned that Channel 4 has closed a deal with Disney Media Distribution to acquire the exclusive first run UK broadcast rights to ABC’s drama series Scandal for its More4 channel. I’m also being told that the show’s seven episode first season is set to premiere on More4 later this year.
Created by Grey’s Anatomy scribe Shonda Rhimes, Scandal follows Olivia Pope, a former White House Communications Director, who runs a crisis management firm in Washington DC; where she must protect the images of the political elite, including the President of the United States. The drama series is produced by ABC Studios and stars Kerry Washington, Henry Ian Cusick, Columbus Short, Darby Stanchfield, Katie Lowes, Guillermo Diaz, Jeff Perry and Tony Goldwyn.
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