'Scandal' Season 6 Release Date, Latest News & Update: ABC Axed Shondaland's TV Series? Crossover With 'Notorious' Underway For Olivia Pope's Exit?

By LA Zamora , Updated Oct 19, 2016 09:52 PM EDT
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ABC considering a "Scandal" season 6 crossover with "Notorious" for Olivia Pope's exit?
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"Scandal" season 6 is swirling in its own dose of controversy as reports say that the Shonda Rhimes TV series is about to get axed. The followers of the TV series topbilled by Kerry Washington are not taking the "Scandal" season 6 cancellation news well, especially since there are still a lot of loose threads in the plot.

'Scandal' Season 6 Cancellation - Critics Saw It Coming?

The controversy of "Scandal" season 6 cancellation initially didn't come as a surprise to the TV show's critics. Although the postponement of "Scandal" season 6 was mainly tagged with Kerry Washington's pregnancy, some critics believe that the network is axing the show due to low ratings.

Adding injury to the "Scandal" season 6 cancellation news is the reported butchering of the upcoming show's episodes. "Scandal" season 6 will reportedly be comprised of only six episodes which, in the world of TV series, would indicate a show's impending end or lackluster.

'Scandal' Season 6 Out, "Notorious" In

With the postponement of "Scandal" season 6, Shondaland has replaced its slot with an eerily similar TV series, "Notorious." The viewers were quick enough to notice the similarities but for the followers of "Scandal," no other TV show could replace its absence.

'Scandal' Season 6 Release Date

As of writing, the fans of Olivia Pope will have to be content with the network's announcement that "Scandal" season 6 will only be postponed and not cancelled. If "Scandal" season 6 will be the swan song for Olivia Pope and the gang, the writers will have to work double time to tie up all the loose ends in the plot.

"Scandal" season 6 will be returning in early 2017, together with the replacement offering for "How To Get Away With Murder" and "The Catch." Stay tuned to GamenGuide for more "Scandal" season 6 cancellation news and updates! 

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