Everyone has secrets...and Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) has dedicated her life to protecting and defending the public images of the nations elite by keeping those secrets under wraps. Pope's team are at the top of their game when it comes to getting the job done for their clients, but it becomes apparent that these "gladiators in suits," who specialize in fixing the lives of other people, have trouble fixing those closest at hand -- their own. The series is created by Shonda Rhimes (Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice). Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers (Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice) and Mark Wilding are executive producers. Judy Smith is co-executive producer. About Shonda Rhimes Shonda Rhimes is the creator of Scandal and of Grey's Anatomy, which chronicles the personal and professional lives of surgical residents in Seattle. Rhimes also created the Grey's Anatomy spinoff series Private Practice, which ran on ABC for six seasons. About Betsy Beers Betsy Beers is the executive producer of Scandal and Grey's Anatomy. Beers is a partner in Shonda Rhimes' company, Shondaland, and together the two women develop and produce additional feature film and television projects. Season 3 News that Olivia is Fitz's mistress is "handled" when a White House employee takes the fall. Olivia goes to work on the presidential re-election campaign. Jake is released by B613 to later become the head of the organization. The man who was in charge, Rowan/Eli/Papa Pope, eventually reveals the truth about Operation Remington and Liv's terrorist mom, Maya. Olivia can't deny her passion for Fitz, who brings her to Vermont to show her the dream. This is where she'd make jam. Back in the real world, Olivia strikes up a fake relationship with Jake that leads to some real passion. Flashbacks show that Big Jerry Grant raped Mellie, who has an affair with Fitz's V.P. candidate, Andrew. Cyrus Beene's plan to bring down Sally Langston by throwing James at Daniel Douglas backfires. The V.P. overcomes the guilt of murdering her hubby to run against Fitz for the presidency. Huck engages in some teeth-pulling torture when he learns Quinn betrayed Olivia. These two eventually lick and make up. Charlie exacts revenge by letting Huck know where his family is. Jake kills James and others in the name of B613, which is, indeed, brought down by Olivia until her dad reclaims his Command position. Jake gives David the proof he needs to take them down again. Fitz wins the election after a calculated tragedy takes his son. He can't be with Olivia, who has left her post as head of OPA to fly off into the unknown with Jake by her side. Spoiler: 9/25/14 Season 4 Premiere episode FITZ ENTERS HIS SECOND TERM DETERMINED TO MAKE A POSITIVE CHANGE, IN THE MUCH ANTICIPATED SEASON 4 PREMIERE OF ABC'S "SCANDAL" AT AN ALL NEW TIME, 9 PM ET/PT Portia De Rossi (Arrested Development) Guest Stars "Randy, Red, Superfreak and Julia" – Nearly two months after Olivia and Jake boarded a private jet to stand in the sun together, everything has changed. With another four years in the White House, Fitz and Cyrus are doing everything they can to make a positive impact on the nation. Meanwhile, Mellie struggles to cope with the loss of her son and the gladiators feel the impact of Olivia's absence, on the Season 4 premiere of "Scandal," THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 25 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. "Scandal" stars Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, Guillermo Diaz as Huck, Darby Stanchfield as Abby Whelan, Katie Lowes as Quinn Perkins, Tony Goldwyn as President Fitzgerald Grant, Jeff Perry as Cyrus Beene, Bellamy Young as Mellie Grant, Joshua Malina as David Rosen and Scott Foley as Jacob "Jake" Ballard. Guest starring Brielle Barbusca as Faith, Liana Mendoza as Secret Service Agent, Rene Napoli as DC Detective, Garrison Oliver as White House Photographer, Reece Rios as Reporter Peter, and Jacquelyn Zook as Female Staffer. "Randy, Red, Superfreak and Julia" was written by Shonda Rhimes and directed by Tom Verica.