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Life After Harrison! Shonda Rhimes Gives The Scoop On Scandal Season Four

The upcoming season of Scandal cannot come quick enough for devout fans. Shonda Rhimes tells The Hollywood Reporter all of the important details about the season that promises to be amazing.


“His absence will be explained definitively,” says Shonda of Columbus Short’s character. The last season ended with the celeb staring down the barrel of a gun. “What you think happened to his character happened to his character,” adds Rhimes.

As many know, Columbus was released from his role on Scandal earlier this year after having several run-ins with the law. The actor made a public announcement that thanked Shonda for the opportunity and told fans that he looked forward to many more gigs. “The time has come for Harrison Wright to exit the canvas,” explained the star. “I wish nothing but the best for Shonda, Kerry and the rest of the cast, who have become like a second family to me in such a short amount of time. For this, I will forever be grateful.”

Although his second family will miss Short off screen, only Olivia Pope and a few others will be severely impacted by Harrison’s absence onset. “It will be very devastating for Abby in a surprising way,” shares Rhimes. “You’ll see how she’s coping with it in a very different way than you would expect.”

The fourth season of Scandal premieres on Thursday, September 25, 2014.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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