×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Scandal’ Sets Premiere Date for Final Episodes at ABC

ABC announced the midseason premiere dates for its TGIT lineup, including the final episodes of “Scandal,” on Thursday.

The final eleven episodes of “Scandal,” along with the midseason premieres of “Grey’s Anatomy” and “How to Get Away with Murder,” will all launch on Jan. 18. All three shows will air their winter finales tonight on ABC.

The network confirmed in May that the current seventh season of “Scandal” would be the show’s last. “I’ve had conversation with Shonda [Rhimes] for a while, she had a sense of how she wanted the story to end,” ABC Entertainment head Channing Dungey said at the time. “I always prefer to end a show where you’re feeling creatively on top.”

In addition, ABC announced the premiere dates for the new season of “Match Game” and the new game show “Child Support.”

“Match Game,” produced by FremantleMedia North America, returns to primetime on Jan. 3 at 10 p.m. ET/PT for Season 3. The show will once again be hosted by Alec Baldwin. “Match Game” is a panel game show that features two contestants as they attempt to match the answers of six celebrities in a game of fill-in the missing blank. Baldwin and FMNA’s Jennifer Mullin, Scott St. John, and Mallory Schwartz executive produce.

The series premiere of “Child Support,” a one-hour studio-based series from Ricky Gervais and Banijay Studios North America, will make its debut on Jan. 5 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Produced by Banijay Studios North America, the primetime series will feature adult contestants and priceless interactions between funny man Ricky Gervais and a group of five kids who say the most unpredictable things. Hosted by Fred Savage, contestants are asked to answer 10 questions correctly to earn the top prize. If they answer incorrectly, the contestants have a chance to be saved by the 5 kids who have been asked the same question by Gervais. Gervais, David Goldberg, Caroline Baumgard and Jeff Krask are executive producers.

More TV

  • Crazy Rich Asians

    Singapore Sees Rise in Co-productions, Competes for Foreign Projects

    As Singapore’s stature continues to grow in the entertainment world, and with international producers forever on the lookout for exotic but affordable locations, the Asian country is once again in global sights as a major production hub. Singapore’s distinctive topography of cityscapes and countryside, coupled with its unique cultural blend of East and West, has [...]

  • Charlie Corwin and John Penotti SK

    S.K. Global Makes Mipcom Debut With 'Crazy Rich Asians' Under Its Belt

    “To me, it wasn’t like, ‘Oh, maybe we should wake up one morning and try something different. How about we try television?’” John Penotti, producer-financier and co-founder of GreeneStreet, one of New York City’s more long-lived independent film companies — it was acquired in 2013 after 16 years — is explaining just how he ended [...]

  • singapore Skyline

    Netflix, HBO, Other Global Content Creators Set Up Asian Bases in Media-Friendly Singapore

    Netflix runs its Asian operations from the swanky Marina One mixed-use development in Singapore, an architectural masterpiece that fits in with the streaming giant’s dedication to Instagrammable real estate. Netflix’s presence in Singapore follows other major media names over the years, including HBO Asia, Vice Media and HOOQ, all of whom have Asian headquarters in [...]

  • Sidney Kimmel film financier

    Television — Sidney Kimmel's Next Act Bows at Mipcom

    During the course of his 91 years, Sidney Kimmel has accomplished a lot. That includes making a few videos for web series “Old Jews Telling Jokes.” “John’s fault,” he says. “He dragged me over there and said, ‘You’ll get a free drink and a dinner out of it.’” John is independent movie producer-financier John Penotti, [...]

  • The Outpost -- "One is the

    Electric Entertainment Launching OTT Channel Electric Now (EXCLUSIVE)

    U.S.-based producer and distributor Electric Entertainment is launching Electric Now, a linear OTT channel that will feature its top series and library content. The channel will have episodes of “The Outpost,” the fantasy-adventure series that has just had its third season greenlit by U.S. network The CW. The new season will head into production in [...]

  • American dollars bills and coinsAmerican cash,

    Entertainment Biz Comes Under Fire for Assistants' Low Wages, Working Conditions

    It’s no secret that many assistants in Hollywood bear heavy workloads for low pay. But the entertainment industry’s labor practices when it comes to those workers have now become the subject of intense social-media scrutiny. TV writer and WGA board member Liz Alper shone a light on the issue Monday with the creation of the [...]

  • Megyn Kelly

    Tucker Carlson Plans Megyn Kelly Interview on Fox News Channel

    Megyn Kelly is returning to Fox News Channel – briefly. Tucker Carlson has scheduled an interview Wednesday with the former Fox News and NBC News anchor, who will make her first appearance on her former employer’s programming since leaving in early 2017. The “Tucker Carlson Tonight” segment would also mark Kelly’s first appearance on a [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content