TV website tvbythenumbers.com says that “Scandal” is “likely to be renewed,” but unless ABC jumps the gun, fans of the show are unlikely to know for sure until the networks have their “upfronts” on May 14 when they announce their fall lineups. The fact that “Scandal” has attracted a buzz despite it being one of the few if not the only show to have an African-American female lead can’t hurt. ABC can pat itself on the back for stepping out front on diversity by casting an African-American female lead on a show about a powerful African-American woman created by an African-American woman.
In the meantime, the first season of “Scandal” – the seven episode run – will be out on DVD in a 2-disc set on June 12th. You can pre-order via Amazon.com.
Whether the quick DVD release is a good sign or not we don’t know, but we do know that ABC has been very canny about any show renewals for fall thus far. The network has not officially renewed new and buzzworthy shows like “Revenge” or “Once Upon a Time” or Rhimes’ “Private Practice” or at-risk bubble shows like “GCB” or “Cougar Town.”