11 of 13: 'Scandal' (new drama for midseason, no premiere date announced): From the creator and executive producers of 'Grey's Anatomy' and 'Private Practice' comes a drama revolving around the life and work of a professional crisis manager and her dysfunctional staff.

A former media relations consultant to the President, Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) dedicates her life to protecting and defending the public images of our nation's elite. After leaving the White House, the power consultant opened her own firm, hoping to start a new chapter -- both professionally and personally -- but she can't seem to completely cut ties with her past. Slowly it becomes apparent that her staff, who specialize in fixing the lives of other people, can't quite fix the ones closest at hand -- their own.

'Scandal' also stars Henry Ian Cusick ('Lost') as Stephen Finch, Columbus Short ('Stomp the Yard') as Harrison Wright, Guillermo Diaz ('Half-Baked') as Huck, Darby Stanchfield as Abby Whelan, Katie Lowes as Quinn Perkins, Tony Goldwyn ('Ghost') as President Fitzgerald Grant and Jeff Perry ('Grey's Anatomy') as Cyrus. 'Scandal' was written by Shonda Rhimes ('Grey's Anatomy,' 'Private Practice'). Rhimes and Betsy Beers ('Grey's Anatomy,' 'Private Practice') are executive producers. Paul McGuigan is the director. 'Scandal' is produced by ABC Studios. (ABC Photo / Danny Feld)

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