Rowan Pope, the head of B-613, the father of Olivia Pope, the baddest man to ever appear on primetime. Thank you, Joe Morton, for giving this character life.

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"Now I can cast some serious shade on a regular basis," Morton told The Hollywood Reporter.

Taylor Lewis
Feb, 19, 2016

Papa Pope isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

Channing Dungey Named ABC's First Black Entertainment President

The Hollywood Reporter reports that Joe Morton, who plays Olivia Pope’s father who we love to hate on ABC’s hit show Scandal, has been promoted to series regular.

“Now I can cast some serious shade on a regular basis,” Morton told the Hollywood Reporter

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You know what that means: that we have more of his deceiving, cunning ways to look forward to. We are so here for this promotion!