It seems Scandal is leaving TV — for a limited time!
Just weeks after reports surfaced that Kerry Washington is pregnant with her second baby, ABC left the actress' hit show off their fall 2016 lineup, leading many fans to worry the series may have been suddenly canceled.
Kerry as Olivia Pope on Scandal in 2015. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
But, it seems the network has simply ordered a production delay on Scandal because of Kerry's pregnancy news. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show's sixth season will be 16 episodes and held until ABC's midseason premieres.
News first broke on Monday, May 2 that Kerry, 39, and her husband, Nnamdi Asomugha, 34, are expecting their second child. The actress later confirmed her pregnancy by showing off her baby bump on the Met Gala red carpet later that day. The couple — who married in June 2013 — are already parents to a two-year-old daughter, Isabelle Amarachi Asomugha.