Although ABC isn’t commenting, multiple sources have confirmed that Scandal‘s upcoming seventh seventh will be its last. The network is expected to make a formal announcement at its upfront presentation on Tuesday. Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes reportedly made the call to conclude the series, and ABC accepted her decision.
The news comes with three episodes remaining in Scandal‘s current sixth season.
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. And it seems she’ll get no argument from viewers.
“I feel like there is a finite amount of Scandal to be told,” Rhimes previously told NPR. “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.”