Monday, 16 May 2011

ABC picks up Scandal (formerly Damage Control)

ABC has picked up the pilot of Scandal (formerly Damage Control)

The drama revolves around the life and work of a professional fixer (Kerry Washington) and her staff. Lost’s Henry Ian Cusick co-stars as her right-hand man and Tony Goldwyn plays the president. It is based on the career of crisis management consultant Judy Smith, who serves alongside producers including Shonda Rhimes (Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice) and Betsy Beers (Grey’s Anatomy). From ABC Studios, the pilot was directed by Paul McGuigan (Lucky Number Slevin). Though buzz surrounding the project cooled some in the recent days, Rhimes is a very valuable producer for the network and her voice has connected with its viewers.

More info at Hollywood Reporter

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