‘Scandal’ Plots Khandi Alexander Return for Midseason Finale

Olivia Pope’s terrorist-enabling mother will return to ABC drama on Nov. 20

Last Updated: November 4, 2014 @ 1:26 PM

Brace yourself, Olivia Pope — your big, bad mama is returning to the scene.

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Khandi Alexander, who plays Pope’s terrorist-enabling mother Maya Lewis on the ABC drama, has been booked to return to the series for its midseason finale, which airs Nov. 20.

“NewsRadio” alum Alexander last appeared on the Season 3 finale of “Scandal,” “The Price of Free and Fair Election,” which aired April 17.

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In addition to her TV return, Alexander will appear in HBO”s upcoming Bessie Smith biopic “Bessie,” which will star Queen Latifah, Tika Sumpter and Michael Kenneth Williams.