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ABC executives woke up to very good news this morning.

Viewers around the country apparently chose NOT to watch TV online Thursday, considering the very impressive ratings put up by the Scandal Season 4 premiere and How to Get Away with Murder series premiere.

First, Scandal Season 4 Episode 1 set a high mark for the drama, as 11.9 million households tune in overall and the show garnered a huge 3.9 rating among 18-49-year olds.

But How to Get Away with Murder Season 1 Episode 1 actually shot past these figures, tying Scandal in the latter ratings department and bringing in a total of 14 million viewers. 

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Thursday's long-awaited Scandal Season 4 Episode 1 answered the question fans of the compelling Shonda Rhimes drama been wondering all summer long:

Just where in the world is Olivia Pope?

Let’s start with the answer: Liv "Julia Baker" has been living with Jake for the past two months on an island “off the coast of Zanzibar.” The quiet life involved a lot of reading (Gone Girl FTW!) and such seclusion that supplies were delivered by boat.

But then a letter arrives that confirms Harrison has been found dead.

Liv promises Jake that they’ll only head back to DC for a “few days” in order for her to plan Harrison’s funeral, as viewers head over to the capital and find the Gladiators living new lives.

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Former Scandal star Columbus Short has some giant cojones. It might get him in serious trouble with the law, but no one can take that away from him.

Despite being fired from the show earlier this year because of his legal troubles, the actor is throwing a party this evening to celebrate the show's return!

Short will be at an Atlanta club to watch Scandal Season 4 Episode 1, and in the interest of cross-promoting his many talents, drop his new single!

Columbus Short Scandal Party Invite

Yes, the self-titled album Columbus Short will be available for purchase soon, and the title of its debut single - you can't make this stuff up - is "Gladiator."

As his soon-to-be-officially-killed-off character Harrison often says, he is not a lawyer, he is a Gladiator. Well, he was until tonight's all-new episode.

Who wants to watch TV online when you could see it unfold right along with Columbus, toasting to the star as he witnesses his alter ego's death. It's poetic.

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Ellen DeGeneres is once again at the center of an awesome selfie.

The talk show host, of course, helped set up the most-Tweeted selfie of all-time at the Academy Awards this year. And now she's back to making similar news by posing alongside the awesome cast of Scandal.

Ellen has a special connection to the stars from this hit ABC show on Scandal Season 4, as wife Portia de Rossi will come on board in a mysterious role.

Along with Kerry Washington, Tony Goldwyn, Scott Foley, Guillermo Diaz, Darby Stanchfield, Joshua Malina, Katie Lowes, Jeff Perry and Bellamy Young, check out de Rossi getting cute and silly in this new selfie now

Scandal Cast Selfie

We'll post a full review of the Scandal season premiere after it airs tonight (in a new timeslot, at 9/8c) and we also encourage fans to visit TV Fanatic in order to watch Scandal online each and every week.

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Long before Shonda Rhimes culled her cast of characters for Scandal, the actors and actresses who make up the ensemble were stars in their own right. 

We have your proof right here. Check out the Scandal cast members through the years and relive their respective paths to superstardom ...

Scandal Season 4 Cast Photo
Scandal Season 4 returns on September 25 at 9/8C. Doesn't the cast look glamorous in this photo?

While Scandal has made actors like Katie Lowes and Bellamy Young into household names, the majority of the cast were stars long before they hit the set of this D.C. political drama.

Take, for instance, Scott Foley.

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Sorry, Carmen Sandiego. We don't care much about your whereabouts at the moment.

Instead, we're as concerned and as confused as President Fitzgerald in the following teaser for Scandal Season 4, which doesn't reveal any new footage from the ABC smash, but does ask the question on everyone's mind right now:

Where on Earth is Olivia Pope?

When viewers last saw their favorite fixer, she was aboard a plane and headed... who knows where?!?

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Ready to Shonda Rhimes Thursday Nights?

Ready to return to The Hamptons for some Revenge? Or to Storybrooke for some fun with this fantasy world?

ABC has announced its fall premiere date schedule, alerting viewers to when favorites such as Scandal will return, while exciting new shows such as How To Get Away with Murder will debut.

Scroll down and plan your upcoming vacations accordingly...

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Monday, September 15
8:00-10:00 p.m.: Dancing With the Stars

Monday, September 22
10:00-11:00 p.m.: Forever (Special Sneak Preview)

Tuesday, September 23
9:00-10:00 p.m.: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
10:00-11:00 p.m.: Forever (Regular Time Period Premiere)

Wednesday, September 24
8:00-8:30 p.m.: The Middle
8:30-9:00 p.m.: The Goldbergs
9:00-9:30 p.m.: Modern Family
9:30-10:00 p.m.: Black-ish
10:00-11:00 p.m.: Nashville

Thursday, September 25
8:00-9:00 p.m.: Grey’s Anatomy
9:00-10:00 p.m.: Scandal
10:00-11:00 p.m.: How to Get Away With Murder

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ABC made a number of lineup announcements late Thursday night.

The network renewed 11 shows in all - 3 comedies and 7 dramas and one reality series - while officially canceling Trophy Wife (BOO!) and Mixology (YAY!).

So, did your favorite ABC program make the cut? Find out now:

Dancing with the Stars
Keep those dancing shoes on! Dancing with the Stars is coming back for Season 19.

The network also gave a green light to 9 new shows (5 dramas, 4 comedies) and you can learn more about these ABC series pick-ups over at TV Fanatic.

Which renewal has you most excited?

by Tyler Johnson at . Comments

Earlier today, shocking video emerged showing Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams making anti-gay comments at an Atlanta area church in 2010:

Porsha's RHOA co-star Cynthia Bailey has spoken out against Porsha's comments in a statement issued to TMZ.

"To put gays and lesbians in the same category as drug dealers, hookers, and people who attempt suicide is ignorant and insensitive," said Bailey. "Especially when she just profited from performing at a popular gay club. #flipflop"

Yes, Cynthia's statement apparently included a hashtag.

Joining Cynthia in her criticism is the frequent RHOA guest star known as Miss Lawrence, himself a gay man living in in Atlanta.

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That cliffhanger ending to Scandal Season 3 where Rowan Pope had Harrison Wright trapped in the Smithsonian with a double agent? Yeah, that was goodbye to Harrison. 

Columbus Short is leaving Scandal Season 4, the actor confirmed on Friday.

“At this time I must confirm my exit from a show I’ve called home for 3 years, with what is the most talented ensemble on television today," Short said in his statement to Us Weekly.

Columbus Short's statement thanked not only Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes but also the Gladiators who championed the series to make it the phenomenon it is.

"I would like to first thank [creator] Shonda Rhimes for the opportunity to work with such an amazing cast," he said, continuing, "Thank you GLADIATORS, who have supported me throughout my entire career and of course to ABC and Shondaland for allowing me to play such a pivotal role in the Scandal series."

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