Brought to you byGrey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes, the series offers a fascinating look inside Washington D.C.'s most prolific crisis management firm, led by the fierce Olivia Pope -- played by the charismatic Kerry Washington, in her first TV role.
"I wasn't really looking to do television," Washington tells ETonline. But after giving the pilot script one read, she was hooked -- even though she admits, with a laugh, "I have no business being on a TV show; I have four movies coming out this year!"
"But the script was so good; I threw it across the room at one point. I really wanted this role -- and I had to beat out a lot of other actresses." But one look at Kerry Washington in action and it becomes clear that no one else was capable of infusing Olivia Pope with the perfect amount of guts and glory.