Kerry Washington is going to headline the latest television drama from Grey’s Anatomy producer Shonda Rhimes. In Scandal, Washington plays a Washington DC crisis management expert. People magazine reports:

When it comes to crisis management, nobody does it better than Olivia Pope and her team. No problem – whether it’s politics, sports, business or show business – is too big for her Washington, D.C.-based firm to handle.

“When you can’t go to a publicist, when you can’t go to a lawyer, when you can’t go to the cops, you come to us and we fix it,” explains Kerry Washington, who plays Pope on the new ABC drama Scandal.

The show is created by Shonda Rhimes (Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice) – so you can expect sexy as well as scandalous – and is inspired by real-life crisis management expert Judy Smith (a former George W. Bush administration aide).

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