At some point, all Gladiators must take off their white hats.
It seems as if Shonda Rhimes run with Scandal is set to conclude. TV Line is reporting from their exclusive sources that show's seventh season, set to air in 2017-18, will be its last.
ABC is expected to make an official network announcement next week at upfronts.
In an interview with NPR a while back, Rhimes said, "I feel like there is a finite amount of Scandal to be told. So I know what the end of Scandal will be, and I feel really good about that. And I can see where the end point is. And I don’t think I’m going to change that.”
A cultural phenomenon, Scandal arguably was the first show to spawn live-tweeting on Black Twitter. If you've doubted its influence, you don't even have to look far. Just a couple of weeks ago, a parody of the show went viral after it was featured on Dear White People.
If this proves to be true — Scandal, Olivia Pope and OPA — you will be missed.