Following her lengthy role as Cuddy on “House” and a guest arc on “The Good Wife,” Lisa Edelstein is now calling “Scandal” home … at least for an episode.
According to a brand-new report from TVLine, Edelstein has signed on to appear on the hit ABC drama in a role that is going to be fairly common in the second half of the season: a client of Olivia Pope’s firm. There’s no specific airdate yet for the actress’ appearance, but based on the timing we anticipate it airing in either March or early April.
As for talking about the format change for “Scandal,” moving forward to the end of the season, we have a feeling that this is going to be rather controversial. We’re not saying that this was a bad show by any means during season 1, but it really came into its own with this lengthy arc surrounding Fitz’s assassination attempt. This is why we believe that the show received such a massive spike in ratings, even to the point where it almost overtook “Grey’s Anatomy” in recent weeks as ABC’s #1 show on Thursday nights.
Then again, it is also very hard to tell a lengthy story arc for a season that is as long as 22 episodes, especially when you can hire writers to work on individual installments with just a little bit of collaboration between them. There will still be some sort of serialized component here, but these final nine episodes are a challenge given that the original season order was just for 13, and these were picked up after the show posted some strong ratings.
What do you make of this casting news? If you want to read some more specific “Scandal” season 2 scoop coming in about Olivia and Fitz, you can do so over at the link here.