ABC will air four fewer episodes of Scandal Season 3 than originally planned, and the speculation is that Kerry Washington's pregnancy is the reason.
The network on Friday didn't say why it will broadcast 18 instead of 22 episodes of the third season of the hit drama, but the writing is on the wall here.
The decision follows the news star Kerry Washington and her new husband, football player Nnamdi Asomugha are expecting their first child together.
Accommodating Washington is the only logical explanation for the early end to production of the current season of the series, one of ABC's most successful.
After next Thursday's episode, the 10th of the season, Scandal will take a break and then return in late February with the final episodes of Season 3.
There are still nine more installments of the show this season in all, and it will surely be back in the fall four a fourth full season, so all hope is not lost.
To see all of them to date, follow the link to watch Scandal online!