ABC chief Channing Dungey has confirmed Scandal Season 7, ahead of an official announcement. Per THR, Dungey revealed that the political drama will be back for the 2017-18 season, with the future of the series up in the air beyond that:
“We have talked about [Scandal‘s end date]. It’s really going to be up to Shonda because she’s the person who really knows where she wants the story to go and where it will play out. I have always said that I will take as much Scandal as she will give me. We are in a universe where she’s comfortable with slightly shorter seasons but my plan is Scandal is back next year and after that, it’ll be a conversation that we’ll have to have.”
Scandal’s delayed sixth season premieres Jan. 26 on ABC.
Stay tuned for the official announcement (or a cancellation u-turn) as we now monitor the status of Scandal Season 8…