Scandal: Season 6 (2017)


Season 6

Critics Consensus

As shocking and thrilling as ever, Scandal eases into its sixth season with as much confidence as Olivia Pope herself.



Critic Ratings: 19


Audience Score

User Ratings: 117

Other TV Shows

Rate And Review

User image


  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this season

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.


    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of this tv season? (optional)

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Step 2 of 2

    How did you buy your ticket?

    Let's get your review verified.

    You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this season

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.


    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of this tv season? (optional)

  • How did you buy your ticket?


Air date: Jan 26, 2017

In the sixth-season opener, the election results come in for the presidential race between Mellie and Francisco, and the outcome proves to be surprising.

View Details
Air date: Feb 2, 2017

Flashbacks from the campaign reveal Olivia's desire to win and the lengths she was willing to go to for a victory. Meanwhile, Fitz and Abby are confronted with an unparalleled national crisis.

View Details
Air date: Feb 9, 2017

Cyrus' fate is sealed in the middle of crisis affecting the entire nation. Meanwhile, Olivia and her team are fiercely determined to uncover the truth.

View Details
Air date: Feb 16, 2017

Cyrus faces a big challenge, but that does not deter him from trying to prove he's not guilty. Meanwhile, Olivia and her team unearth surprising new evidence relating to the evening Frankie got shot.

View Details
Air date: Mar 9, 2017

The campaign is in jeopardy thanks to Jake and Vanessa and their chaotic relationship, so Olivia must take action. Meanwhile, a dramatic revelation concerning Francisco Vargas' assassination comes to light.

View Details
Air date: Mar 16, 2017

Rowan is caught off guard by someone from his past. Meanwhile, Olivia faces a momentous decision regarding the campaign; and flashbacks spotlight the details of Francisco Vargas' assassination.

View Details
Air date: Mar 23, 2017

Huck proves his loyalty to Olivia when she asks him to complete a difficult task following the discovery of new information about Frankie Vargas' assassination.

View Details
Air date: Mar 30, 2017

The events from election night are retold from Abby's perspective, revealing a formidable thirst for power and an explosive secret she's been keeping.

View Details
Air date: Apr 6, 2017

It's a race against time when OPA's investigation into the conspiracy puts one of their own in grave danger.

View Details
Air date: Apr 13, 2017

With the ugly truth of Frankie's assassination revealed, a torn Olivia wonders how different her life—and the country—would be if she, Mellie and Cyrus had never rigged Fitz's election.

View Details
Show More Episodes

Scandal: Season 6 Videos

Scandal: Season 6 Photos

Tv Season Info

Season 6 of the drama series opens with the results of the presidential election: Francisco Vargas (Ricardo Chavira) won, and Mellie (Bellamy Young) has to concede; when the President Elect is assassinated, it's up to Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) to appoint his successor. When Olivia (Kerry Washington) starts suspecting Cyrus (Jeff Perry) of being responsible for the assassination, she starts investigating and finds more secrets and lies that involve Jake (Scott Foley), which might put her in danger. As the season progresses, Rowan (Joe Morton) proves to be an ally to the firm when he reveals that they might have a traitor among them.

News & Interviews for Scandal: Season 6

Critic Reviews for Scandal Season 6

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (8)

No amount of popcorn and red wine could help fans cope with the wild return of Scandal - clearly, Shonda Rhimes was coming for Us harder than Olivia Pope is now coming for Cyrus Beene.

Nov 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Fans will love the sixth season opener. Prepare to be shocked. This is Scandal, after all.

Jan 26, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

If so, one thing's for sure: Olivia's gonna be maaaaaaad.

Nov 6, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

It's too, too much.

Jun 14, 2018 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Season six adds up to less than the sum of its parts.

Apr 19, 2018 | Full Review…

I was floored by the revelation that Luna was involved in all of the drama. Seriously, this show has got to stop with these crazy twists. They shock me to the core.

Nov 6, 2018 | Full Review…

It's the United States of Beene now, and that's absolutely terrifying.

Nov 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Nary an inch of scenery went unchewed during Thursday's Scandal as Olivia and her fellow Gladiators sought retribution against Rowan.

Aug 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Scandal has returned for its sixth season and with it come several massive bombshells.

Jun 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Scandal is back with, well, a bang.

Jun 21, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This was an excellent episode that really got me excited about the upcoming season.

Jun 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Where we are now... could give us one of the best Scandal seasons yet.

Jun 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Scandal: Season 6

  • Nov 25, 2017
    Best since season 4...hated season 5
  • Jun 12, 2017
    Too bad Scandal will soon close its crazy book after what seems to be a brilliant second wind.
  • May 18, 2017
    Season 6 is worst season ever Ridiculous Don't care what happens New writers?
  • May 04, 2017
    i wonder why the rest of the audience didnt enjoy it, its dramatic like them.
  • Apr 27, 2017
    WTF??? 100% end of season is so stupid and candy that I bearly stand it in pain waiting for worse...good luck when You are makeing only profit F*** morons and editors and of course producers
  • Apr 24, 2017
    Scandal has taken a step back, and now it has started over with the best plot since season 3.
  • Apr 14, 2017
    This show has gone downhill.
  • Apr 04, 2017
    Despite a possibly intriguing story,scandal goes further downhill and makes me wonder how characters I use to love are now boring. The only episode worth seeing is the Decision,only because it concept is interesting and it makes me wish that scandal took this direction.
  • Jan 28, 2017
    Scandal is slowly regaining its qualities that made it great and thrilling!! Don't forget to tune in! #scandal100

News & Features