Scandal (television) Drama series on ABC, debuting on Apr. 5, 2012 and ending on Apr. 19, 2018. Olivia Pope, a prominent crisis manager, has dedicated her life to protecting and defending the public images of the nation’s elite and keeping their secrets under wraps. A former communications director to the President of the United States, she has opened her own firm, but while she and her dysfunctional staff can fix other people’s lives, they cannot quite fix their own. Stars Kerry Washington (Olivia Pope), Henry Ian Cusick (Stephen Finch), Columbus Short (Harrison Wright), Guillermo Diaz (Huck), Darby Stanchfield (Abby Whelan), Katie Lowes (Quinn Perkins), Tony Goldwyn (Fitzgerald Grant), Jeff Perry (Cyrus Beene). Produced by ABC Studios.