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Scott Foley promoted to 'Scandal' regular

Actor joins cast of ABC's political drama in time for Season 3

By Mekeisha Madden Toby Jun 14, 2013 5:15PM

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It looks like Olivia Pope could have love in her life after all when "Scandal" returns for a third season.


That's because Scott Foley, the actor who plays her onetime suitor, Jake Ballard, has joined the cast as a series regular, Deadline reports. "Shonda and company have created a troupe of layered complex characters," Foley said. "And to be able to be part of that is both exciting and humbling."


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When Season 2 came to a thrilling close, Rowan Pope (Joe Morton) -- who we now know is not only Jake's boss but Olivia's dad -- was shown throwing Jake into a hole because he defied orders and saved Olivia (star Kerry Washington) from an assassination attempt. 


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Foley's Jake is also the perfect interloper for the on-again-off-again affair between Olivia and President Fitzgerald Grant (Tony Goldwyn).


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"Scandal" Season 3 kicks off this fall on ABC.  

Jun 15, 2013 11:59AM

I hope unlike Private Practice Shonda sticks with the story line and leaves the "love stuff" as smaller side stories. 


Love the drama, intensity, suspense...but don't go all "Private Practice" on us where it's all about whose sleeping with whom and this incestuous switch-a-roo of cast mates!  PLEASE, keep it a drama not a soap opera!

Jun 15, 2013 11:43AM
Great addition to the regular cast.  As others have said, I love this show.  I have been a "Good Wife" fan - - still do, however, "Scandal" just takes drama to another level.  I have not seen anything this "on the edge" since 20 yrs ago - - "LA Law".  Keep it coming Shonda and Company.
Jun 15, 2013 10:35AM
Best show on TV, can't wait until the new season
Jun 15, 2013 10:30AM
Scott Foley is great.  Wonderful actor.
Jun 15, 2013 9:42AM
Love, love, love the show.  A different kind of thrill.  And I'm glad Scott Foley will stay on...His character adds intrigue and action to the plot.  Good move, Shondra....really I love the show.  Kerry W. is fantastic and so with Baldwin and the rest of the cast.  More action for Hack, please.
Jun 15, 2013 9:32AM
Love that show!...can't wait to see the interaction between him a Fitz!...can hardly wait!
Jun 15, 2013 5:57AM
So glad he is coming back.  I would like to see Olivia and Jake become an item.
Jun 15, 2013 5:44AM

yay!!  "Scandal" Is my favorite show.  Scott Foley is a good fit.

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