There’s no longer any reason to worry about whether or not we would be seeing any more Jake Ballard on the upcoming third season of “Scandal.” After all, the man behind the role has just confirmed that he is not going anywhere.
In a statement on Friday, Scott Foley announced that he will become a series regular for the ABC drama, joining the likes of Kerry Washington, Tony Goldwyn, Guillermo Diaz (who is a part of our new Emmy campaign), and many more. This is the second Shonda Rhimes series that he has been a part of for an extended period of time, following a stint on “Grey’s Anatomy” that made the showrunner excited to find a place for him in the future.
Check out what Foley had to say about the promotion:
“I’m thrilled to join such a talented, enthusiastic and professional group of people … Shonda and company have created a troupe of layered complex characters and to be able to be part of that is both exciting and humbling.”
We should note that this promotion does not guarantee in any way that we are going to see Jake in every episode, but he will be a significant player throughout the season thanks to this. The other benefit that this provides for Rhimes is the opportunity to confirm that no other series out there will be able to scoop him up for their own use, which is incredibly important given how sought-after of a TV actor Foley has become.
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