Tonight ABC is gearing up for the premiere of its newest D.C.-based drama Scandal, which stars Kerry Washington.

The show follows Olivia Pope, a Washington D.C. crisis management expert who cleans up many of the embarrassing and potentially career-ending secrets of the city’s elite.

Scandal is written by veteran show runner Shonda Rhimes, and is based on the real-life exploits of Judy Smith, former White House insider. It is also the first show to include a black leading a lady, a black female writer and producer, and be based on the life of a black women. On top of that it looks good.

Check out a sneak peek:

Scandal premieres tonight on ABC at 10pm.

Will you be watching?

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  • Freebee

    It was just ok, I’m a fan of Kerry and Columbus so I’ll give it at least a second and third chance…

  • Freebee

    It was just ok, but I’m a fan of Kerry and Columbus so I’ll give it at least a second and third chance…

  • ImJustSaying

    Reasons we should watch this show
    She is a black woman in charge
    She is not a neck rolling snapping sista caricature
    We are always saying we need to see ourselves in a positive light on television
    We set such a high bar for shows with POC but then chop them up for the slightest infraction (she’s with a white man,I don’t like her as an actress, her black male lead is too short)
    This show has to progress and build if we knew everything we were ever going to know about her character in the first episode there would be no hook to keep us watching
    If there is any chance for black actors,black writers and black producers to get a chance it is with viewer numbers to back it up.
    if “we” don’t watch then the argument of “we gave them a positive show, they don’t wanna watch it” will prevail.
    There is so much mindless crap out on television (housewives ex-wives and more) this is a way to start seeing more of US on TV and really I mean US as Black, Indian, Hispanic, Asian, and more!
    Think about the top shows on television (which I beleive is CSI or NCIS but feel free to correct me) think if the lead character was black. Everything would be the same about the show except the color of the character. Do you think that show would have made it to the top? Or it would have been shot down by the big execs or we would have cut it down ourselves?
    We don’t get shows with US in them but we don’t ask for them…how do you ask for them you WATCH the show!

    If you don’tparticularly like the show don’t actually watch it but DVR it and ffwd to the end before you delete it. Tivo, Dvr and On Demand box numbers count when watched within the first week of airing.