Season 3 of ‘Scandal’ To Have Fewer Episodes

From 22 to 18

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You might have to put away that popcorn and wine sooner than you’d thought: Season 3 of Scandal will be four episodes shorter than expected after ABC reduced the episode order from 22 to 18, The Wrap reports. 

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An ABC representative didn’t specify a reason for the switch, but rumor has it the change has something to do with Kerry Washington’s pregnancy. ABC has not revealed any plans to make Olivia Pope pregnant.

Scandal routinely gets about nine million viewers per episode in the coveted 18-49 demographic.

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[The Wrap]