Ear Hustlin’: ABC Orders Less ‘SCANDAL’ Episodes to Hide Kerry Washington’s Pregnancy

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Kerry Washington With Actress 13-Year-Old Actress Yara Shahidi

‘Gladiators In Suits’ won’t be pleased with this one.  According to Deadline, there will be less episodes than originally planned for ABC’s hit show, ‘Scandal‘. Reportedly, the network has reduced the order for the episodes from 22 to 18 episodes. So the big question is why? The network wouldn’t give a reason but it’s being SPECULATED that it’s becoming a challenge for the gang to hide Kerry Washington’s pregnancy bump, since she plays the lead role of ‘Olivia Pope’.

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Kerry Washington With Director Ava DuVernay

To date, Kerry nor her hubby Nnamdi Asomugha have yet to confirm the pregnancy. In fact, Kerry’s been uber private about her personal life. After news hit that she was secretly married earlier this year, she told Glamour:

I’m walking around in the world with my ring. And when people say congratulations, I say thank you, but I’m going to continue to not talk about it and just let it unfold.

Pregnancy speculation began in September when she rocked a long-flowing, loose fitting gown to the Emmy’s. She’s continued to make appearances, along with a hosting gig on Saturday Night Live (SNL).


Anywho, we’ll wait for the announcement about the shorter season or Kerry’s pregnancy (whichever comes fist). In the meantime, if you still can’t wrap your head around Mama Pope biting her wrists off, or Quinn getting her teeth yanked out by Huck, read this interview Shonda Rhimes did with Vulture.

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