Scandal comes from the awesome mind and fingers of Shonda Rhimes.
It stars Kerry Washington as a fixer in D.C. named Olivia Pope, someone who can easily handle all political crises and issues, but who is knee deep in them herself:
She's been carrying on an affair for years with the President of the United States! This is the central topic of Olivia's personal life, though more and more covers to light regarding Olivia as the series carries on. We learn a great deal about her scheming parents, for example.
Pope leads a team of self-proclaimed Gladiators, all of whom bring a particular set of skills to the job.
Scandal also stars Tony Goldwyn, Bellamy Young, Scott Foley, Jeff Perry, Darby Stanchfield, Guillermo Diaz, Katie Lowes and Joshua Malina.
It's totally crazy, suspenseful and awesome. You should watch every week on Thursday nights on ABC.