ABC’s ‘Scandal’ season 2 spoilers: Bellamy Young promoted to series regular

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Not long after the news was unveiled that former “Lost” star Henry Ian Cusick would not be returning to “Scandal” for season 2, we now have some news about someone who is actually going to be getting a larger role moving forward.

ABC has revealed that Bellamy Young — best known for playing the First Lady of the United States in Mellie Grant — will be promoted to a series regular. What does this mean? When it comes to Olivia (Kerry Washington), it’s pretty easy to figure out that she is going to have someone breathing down her neck after the affair from last season.

After only getting a small handful of episodes to shine at the end of this past season, Shonda Rhimes’ drama is going to have a far greater opportunity to shine in the fall — where it may be able to secure its first-ever full-season run on the network.

Are you happy about this promotion, or are you still too upset over what happened to Cusick to really even process this? Stay tuned, as we will have more “Scandal” scoop leading up to the show’s return!

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