Kerry Washington plays the lead role in a new ABC series "Scandal." Washington stars as Olivia Pope, a sassy media relations consultant to the President who leaves her role at the White House to start her own firm. Despite wanting to start a new career and leave her past behind, she can't escape the drama over at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
The series is created by Shonda Rhimes, the master-mind behind 'Grey's Anatomy.' Cutie Columbus Short also plays a role in the show.
Check out the trailer for 'Scandal.' It looks juicy! There's no official start date for the show, but it will debut in ABC's 2011-2012 season.