ABC announced plans today to send off its drama series “Scandal” in style, with the night of the finale, Thursday, April 19, to include a special after-show on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
The “Scandal” finale, written by show creator Shonda Rhimes, airs at 10 p.m. ET, with “Kimmel” bringing aboard Rhimes and the “Scandal” cast for a celebration of the series starting at 11:36 p.m.
Additionally, “Good Morning America” will provide an exclusive sneak peek at the finale on Thursday morning’s show.
The final episode is titled “Over a Cliff.” “The episode marks the culmination of Olivia, Mellie, Fitz and the Gladiators’ journey as we know it,” ABC said in today’s announcement. “With the existence of B613 exposed to the world, the Gladiators make the ultimate sacrifice in order to take down Cyrus and Jake — but how far will they go to get justice?”
For the “Kimmel” after-show, Rhimes will be joined by Kerry Washington, Guillermo Diaz, Darby Stanchfield, Katie Lowes, Tony Goldwyn, Jeff Perry, Joshua Malina, Bellamy Young, Scott Foley, Joe Morton, Cornelius Smith Jr. and George Newbern. The show will also feature a special musical performance by Chaka Kahn.