‘Scandal’ Renewed by ABC

Shonda Rhimes series gets a second season

Get ready for a second season of "Scandal."

The Shonda Rhimes drama, which stars Kerry Washington, has been renewed for ABC.

The series got off to a respectable start with its April premiere, drawing a 2.1 in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and has shown modest but steady growth since then, averaging a 2.4 in the demo so far this season.

Washington stars as Olivia Pope, a former White House communications director turned crisis management expert.