Millions of “Scandal” fans around the world are feeling strangely empty on Thursday nights, now that their fave political drama is on hiatus. Don’t be sad, Gladiators! Stay a superfan and read up on Scandal fun facts while you wait for Season 4 to start.
1. “Scandal” is the first primetime TV drama written by a black woman that also stars a black woman in a leading role. #winning
2. George Newbern, who plays Charlie, is also the voice of Superman. Check it.
3. Bellamy Young’s audition script for the role of Mellie had only 2 lines in it. No pressure.
4. “It’s a shame, really, a waste of such a young, great talent. Oh, to be young, gifted and black.” Yep, that’s a Lorraine Hansberry reference in Season 3 #ScandalFinale.
5. An adorable clip of Kerry Washington and Tony Goldwyn swapping Liv and Fitz’ lines in a pivotal scene exists. Watch this!
6. Khandi Alexander, a.k.a. Maya Pope, was offered her role without an audition.
7. “Let’s just say that I drop a bomb in their relationship.” – Juicy Season 4 hint from George Newbern on Charlie’s relationship with Quinn. (#Charliequinn?)
8. Judy Smith, the inspiration for Olivia Pope’s character, is a renowned corporate fixer and a co-executive producer of the show.
9. There’s Hollywood royalty on this show. Tony Goldwyn is of the “Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer” Goldwyns. And veep Sally is played by Kate Burton, Richard Burton’s daughter.
10. The Season 3 finale of “Scandal” was watched by the show’s biggest audience ever: 10.6 million viewers.
Annnd, if you’re looking for a really awesome “Scandal” fix in the form of a cast member interaction, how about this? You can meet George Newbern in a live video chat, get answers to your most urgent “Scandal” questions, and support a great cause at the same time. Are you in? It’s coming up on May 20, and all you need to join is donate any amount to his campaign benefiting the Gary Sinise Foundation.