As previously reported, Kerry Washington is pregnant with her second child.
This is very exciting news for the actress and her husband... but it comes with some unfortunate consequences for fans of her show.
ABC unveiled its new fall schedule today, announcing that Scandal will not debut until early 2017.
What lucky program will take its place at 9 p.m. on Thursday nights, between Grey's Anatomy and How to Get Away with Murder?
Notorious, a new drama starring Piper Perabo (Covert Affairs) and Daniel Sunjata (Graceland).
Also on tap to premiere at midseason?
The Catch... Shondland’s Romeo & Juliet sequel Still Star-Crossed... new shows Time After Time... Downward Dog and Imaginary Mary; along with limited series When We Rise.
Other tidbits of note: Hayley Atwell may no longer be Agent Carter, but she still has a job at ABC. She will anchor a new legal series title Convinction, which will take over for Castle on Monday nights.
Kiefer Sutherland, meanwhile, will serve as unexpected President of the United States on Designated Survivor, which will replace Nashville on Wednesday nights.
Here's a look at the complete fall schedule:
8 pm Dancing With the Stars
10 pm Conviction (new show)
8 pm The Middle (new timeslot)
8:30 pm American Housewife (new show)
9 pm Fresh Off the Boat (new timeslot)
9:30 pm The Real O’Neals (new timeslot)
10 pm Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (new timeslot)
8 pm The Goldbergs (new timeslot)
8:30 pm Speechless (new show)
9 pm Modern Family
9:30 pm black-ish
10 pm Designated Survivor (new show)
8 pm Grey’s Anatomy
9 pm Notorious (new show)
10 pm How to Get Away With Murder
8 pm Last Man Standing
8:30 pm Dr. Ken
9 pm Shark Tank
10 pm 20/20
Saturday Night Football
7 pm America’s Funniest Home Videos
8 pm Once Upon a Time
9 pm Secrets and Lies (new timeslot)
10 pm Quantico