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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