The highly-anticipated return of ABC’s tony #TGIT line-up has been postponed by one more week, making the wait for the season 6 premiere of Scandal, as well as the mid-season returns of Grey’s Anatomy and How to Get Away With Murder just a little bit longer. And the reason for such a massive shift is the upcoming presidential inauguration that falls to the same day set to be 20th of January, 2017.
As President-elect Donald Trump is due to be sworn into office on Friday, Jan. 20, ABC has opted to air a new 20/20 special, America’s First Family: The Trumps Go to Washington, in the 10 p.m. time slot on Thursday, Jan. 19. And per ABC’s press release, both Grey’s and Scandal will be pushed in order to keep the big TGIT return in tact.
The 20/20 special will be preceded by repeat episodes of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal in the 8 and 9 p.m. hours, respectively.)When we last saw our favorite fictional D.C. players, they were in the midst of a especially crazy election year, not unlike us in the real world. With Cyrus (Jeff Perry) named Francisco Vargas’ running mate, pitting him against Mellie (Bellamy Young), Olivia Pope’s (Kerry Washington) continued power in the nation’s capital remains very much in limbo. The results of the election will be revealed when the show returns in just a few weeks, and true to form, Scandal fans would be wise to expect the unexpected.