Shonda Rhimes and ABC have decided to bring “scandal” to an end after season 7, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Earlier this month, ABC Entertainment president, Channing Dungey, revealed that the network has plans to end the series, giving space to brand new shows.

“Scandal” turned Kerry into a superstar and helped Rhimes to become the best showrunner. As “Scandal” is coming to an end, the screenplay writers try to wrap the story in just ten episodes. Following “Private Practice,” “Scandal” is Rhimes’ second show that is being wrapped after seven seasons.

About the television series – ‘Scandal.'

The political thriller debuted on ABC in April 2012, based on a novel of the same name by Olivia Pope. Created by Shonda Rhimes, the show received positive comments from television critics and audiences.

It features Kerry Washington, Guillermo Diaz, Bellamy Young, Tony Goldwyn, Katie Lowes, Jeff Perry, Joshua Malina, Joe Morton, Darby Stanchfield, Scott Foley, and Cornelius Smith Jr.

“Scandal” has received dozens of awards and nominations, including two Peabody Awards, three Image Awards, three Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, and five SAG Awards.

Critical reception

The show met favorable reviews, with a cumulative score of 65 out of 100 based on 24 critics from Metacritic.

On Rotten Tomatoes, its average score is 6 out of 100 based on 102 reviews. IndieWire reviewed the first season, comparing to another show, “Damages.” It stated that the storyline of “Scandal” is excellent.

In December 2016, a New York Times study of the most popular television shows on Facebook found that “Scandal” is widely famous among black audiences.

During season 2, the series topped Nielsen's Twitter TV Ratings, with 703,000 tweets that revealed that “Scandal” is being watched by over 4 million people worldwide. The show airs in Australia on Seven Network, and in Latin America on TVB Pearl.

Shonda Rhimes

Born in January 1970, Shonda Lynn Rhimes is a screenplay writer, television producer, and director.

She is best known for her works in “Grey's Anatomy,” “Private Practice,” “Off the Map,” “The Catch,” and “How to Get Away with Murder.”

In 2012, Time magazine named her as one of the most famous personalities who shaped the television industry. In 2015, Rhimes published a memoir, “Year of Yes,” and received several awards for it.

She studied business administration at the University of Southern California and earned her master’s degree from the University of Park, Illinois. Rhimes also served as the screenplay writer on “The Princess Diaries 2,” and “Still Star-Crossed.”