Scandalites have waited a long time for this, but it’s finally here. A frustratingly brief Season 3 trailer has hit the web. As you know, we left off last season with Joe Morton’s character, the shady guy behind the shadowy government unit B613, being I’D as Olivia Pope’s father. We know that Olivia and Fitz’s affair has been exposed and right before his reelection campaign. And we know that Season 3 picks up about 22 minutes in show time from where it ended. Whoa. In this trailer we don’t find out the answers to how any of that is going to play out. The one big clue is Olivia bursting into an office and saying “What did you do?” Who she’s talking to – well, we have no idea.
Here are some of what we DO know about Season 3:
Scott Foley is now a series regular: When last we heard from Jake, he was being shoved into a creepy hole and left for, well, if not dead, then at least, pretty jacked up. He and Olivia had a nice reconciliation beforehand and Olivia basically told him that despite being secduced, spied upon and almost killed, she had no hard feelings about their relationship.
Lisa Kudrow will have a recurring role: Former “Friends” star Lisa Kudrow will play a politician on Season 3. It seems like genius casting as we can totally see her being a snarky, shady politico in the vein of Vice-President Langston. And where is she anyway? We’re kinda missing her these days.
More Gladiator backstories to come: Shonda Rhimes told the media that backstories for both Abby and Harrison will be part of Season 3. We’re REALLY curious as to what Harrison’s diehard loyalty to Olivia is all about. Hopefully, we’ll have the chance to find out this season.
Cyrus is still crazy: In the trailer, he’s asking for a “Kill file” on Olivia Pope. This guy never quits.
The Emmys will be worth watching this year: Kerry Washington and Dan Bucatinsky who plays Cyrus’ husband, James, were both nominated. (We can’t understand why none for Jeff Perry who plays Cyrus, though.) Washington became the first Black lead actress in a TV drama to be nominated in 18 years.
“Scandal” returns to ABC on Thursday, October 3.
Click here for Shonda Rhimes in-depth take on Season 3 (as in-depth as she’s going to get, anyway).
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This Week’s Celebrity Instagrams (11/26-12/2)
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1. Little Legend and Puddy 😍😍😍😍
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2. "You on point Phife?" "all the time,Tip". 💥 #bannedfromnormal
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3. Vegan! The Impossible burger at Crossroads
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4. Lawrence #BeforeandAfterEpisodes 1-4: 184lbs 13% body fatEpisode 8: 196lbs 8% body fat S/O @coachdaveboxing with the works outs and @kildareriordan with the nutrition
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5. Jus haaaanngin out
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6. Meanwhile back at home in Atlanta GA someone mad they not on the 🛳. 😳
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7. No limits... Photo cred: Chris Bridges @ludacris
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8. new new
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9. Apparently my 260lbs is too much for the actual vines in the Hawaiian jungles to hold me without breaking and me falling hundreds of feet. So for safety purposes, I'm forced to swing thru #Jumanjj on wires strong enough to hold 12 adult buffaloes and 1 adult Rock. #OnSet #Jumanji #IronicallyIEatBuffaloDailyForLunch #MoreManThanNatureKnowsWhatToDoWith
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10. hey ma! 🎎#wcw 💙
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11. Surprise visit to our factories!!! #GoodAmerican #USA
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13. Peachy Keen 🔥✨⚡️
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14. If this don't look thankful I don't know what does. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. #UltraBlessed #24kMagic #SweetPotatoFly
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15. Late nights @nbcmarlon with the writers... we in here!!!
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16. There goes my baaaaaaaaabbbbyyyyy #QueenKingMagic!!! We're up to something! Ira BIG!!! Stay out our buisness -
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17. You want to win every game you play but when you come home to these faces... who cares. #ILoveYouGirls best part of my day, everyday!
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18. Steady,steady..... full size jenga.. "I got this one "???? Or do I ?
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19. Cornrows kind of day 😉@dontaysavoy2 you convinced me and I love. ❤️️
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20. #BrotherlyLove #tbt
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22. #basel #TeamLOVE @kingcombs
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23. Just introduced a special screening of @directher 's groundbreaking (must see) documentary @13thfilm with my brother @themichaelealy | @unitedblackout #blackoutblackfriday
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24. Me & Vanessa Williams giving #DuckLips #Pose on the set of #DaytimeDivas @vh1 - Coming Soon to a tv near you. Lol. - My make up done by @makeupsurgeon
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25. This picture just makes me wanna praise the Lord, you hear me!!!!!! Yes Lord brotha #TEDDYCAMPBELL What a #man !!! You are everything right on this picture husband ......... #gorgeous #stylish #classy #strong #masculine #king #sexy #debonair #gentlemenstyle And that #bible in your hand just seals the deal for me (probably cause i know that, that is what helped you become just as amazing as you look😘). While my heart and mind experiences the goodness of God at #church on Sundays, my eyes experiences the goodness of Teddy😍. Amen somebody🙌🏽. "Bless the Lord oh my soul and all that is within me bless his holy name" #myman #myhusband #goodman #blackman #dapperman #godlyman #goodfather #mybestfriend
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26. Yesterday was my mama's 53rd birthday!!!!! Got to celebrate with her all day. If this is what I have to look forward to I can't wait. Looking like a soft bucket a cocoa butter. Yaaaaaaaaaas! 😍😍😍 love you mommy!
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27. "Shout out to @PureAtlanta for getting the family right"....I'm loving this jogger. 😍😍
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28. This pic warms my heart ❤️ #myLogiebeans and aunt aunt umba @itowandabraxton 😘
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29. You will always be my baby😜. #HappyBirthdayReginae #mybaby18
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30. GC "Gods Child" Red on Red SweatSuit available now at www.MonicaApparel.com ... Take Your Crown wherever you go!! I'm pictured in a Medium... Go to the site now for other options ... cc: @trukernell
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