Because Joe Morton.
by Lesley Goldberg (@Snoodit)
“I have my own obsessions with B613 that are probably unhealthy,” showrunner Rhimes tells The Hollywood Reporter. “I have like three versions of a B613 spinoff in my head that I obsess about constantly.”
“I have some jobs, as you may notice, and not a lot of time to do some new jobs,” she joked. “The last time I had three shows [Grey’s, Scandal and Private Practice] I created on the air at the same time, I promised myself I’d never do that again — so right now, I’m good.”
“I still have the same belief; it’s still the same thing. The number is still the same,” she says. “What I love is how supportive ABC is and how great [ABC Entertainment Group president] Paul Lee is. Paul says at TCA that he wants Grey’s to run forever and he’d loveScandal to run forever. There’s no bigger vote of confidence and that is wonderful. I think I just got a 20-season pickup for all my shows!”
Rhimes previously told THR that Scandal wasn’t a “10-season or eight-season show” and reiterated on Wednesday that she has an ending in mind.
“We’re telling a story and it’s a very particular story and I don’t think you could go, ‘Now this other person is Olivia Pope.’ It’s not that kind of story; I think there’s an end to it that is important for us to get to,” she said.