Scott Foley promoted to 'Scandal' regular
Actor joins cast of ABC's political drama in time for Season 3
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."
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.
Foley's Jake is also the perfect interloper for the on-again-off-again affair between Olivia and President Fitzgerald Grant (Tony Goldwyn).
"Scandal" Season 3 kicks off this fall on ABC.
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!