A drama series that has been a mainstay of broadcast prime time will end its run with a seventh and final season, according to a report by TVLine.
“Although ABC isn’t commenting, multiple sources confirm to TVLine exclusively that ‘Scandal‘s’ upcoming seventh [season] will be its last,” the publication reports. “The network is expected to make a formal announcement at its upfront presentation on Tuesday.”
“Scandal’s” creator, Shonda Rhimes, reportedly made the call to wrap up the series, with the network agreeing to her decision. The show is currently in its sixth season, which has three episodes remaining.
“Rhimes has previously said that, unlike the long-running ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ ‘Scandal‘s’ heavily serialized, high-stakes narrative necessitates a short-ish shelf life,” the report notes.
Rhimes is quoted telling NPR in a past interview: “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.”