ABC’s “Scandal,” is not only popular, it’s historic. The show, which follows Olivia Pope, the powerful yet vulnerable head of a crisis management firm, made history by casting the first black female lead in 38 years in a primetime television drama.

Oprah is documenting this groundbreaking moment in TV with an episode of “Oprah’s Next Chapter” solely dedicated to the popular show. She will interview the show’s creator, Shonda Rhimes, lead actress Kerry Washington and the inspiration behind Olivia Pope, Judy Smith.

Judy opens up about famous clients including Monica Lewinsky and Kerry talks about the significance of being the only black female lead on primetime since Diahann Carroll on “Julia” almost forty years ago. Shonda speaks about her storied career and what’s behind her “no a**holes policy.”

Check out a sneak peek of the show below, which airs this Sunday, December 9 at 9 PM EST:



Will you tune into Kerry Washington and Shonda Rhimes on Oprah’s Next Chapter? 

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  • rukyoftheyear

    Can I just say that this picture of four beautiful black women is to DIE for!! I LOVE IT!!!

  • Nadell

    Will I tune in?
    Hecks yeah! “Scandal” is one of the most amazing shows on t.v. right now! & Kerry Washington’s talent is off the scale of phenomenal!! Shonda Rhimes is a genius & Judy Smith is a power house!

  • Joy

    I’m somewhat confused because I thought the lady that created and stars in Grey’s Anatomy is the lady that created Scandal. Are they two (2) different black women?

    • sundea

      The lady that created Grey’s Anatomy also created Scandal. She is not an actress in either.

  • Setra

    I’ll definitely tune into this interview! Kerry Washington is one of my favorite actors, so it should be interesting hearing from her. She has a lot to be proud of considering she’s making history with her lead rold in Scandal. I also look forward to hearing from Shonda Rhimes, Grey’s Anatomy is one of my favorite shows. My DISH coworker first told me about this interview, so I knew I would be tuning in. I’ll be recording this on my DISH Hopper, because I’m not going to be home tonight. I’ve been recording and storing this whole season on this DVR plus some of my other favorite shows. I never run out of room because it has a 2TB hard drive. I can’t wait to see what we find out about Kerry Washington!