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Scandal Season 3 Cut Short Due To Kerry Washington Pregnancy

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Gladiators did you notice that the season finale is coming up really soon. Well we was earhustling and found out why this season is short.

According to E News

Scandal will now only air 18 episodes instead of 22 like originally planned, E! News has confirmed with ABC.

But we can’t get mad that ABC is cutting its season-three episode order, as it appears likely that it’s due to Kerry Washington‘s pregnancy.

While the net gave no reason for the reduced order, Kerry is reportedly due in the spring, so since filming the final four episodes while she’s ready to pop probably wasn’t an option, the network either had to eliminate those episodes or write Olivia out of the show. Yeah, right. Especially since the powers-that-be over at Scandal already decided not to write Kerry’s pregnancy into the show. With a crazy mom on the loose and Quinn (Katie Lowes) about to take out Rowan (Joe Morton), we would say Olivia has her plate full at the moment without a bun in the oven. But just for argument’s sake: would it be Jake’s (Scott Foley) or Fitz’s (Tony Goldwyn) baby on the way?

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