By now you should expect nothing but sheer insanity from Scandal, but the season six trailer is even more explosive—literally!—than we could've ever hoped for. Plus, we finally have a premiere date for the show's midseason debut, which also marks the return of the TGIT lineup.

First things first: The trailer, which promises that we'll learn the Scandal election results—and be so shocked in the first 10 minutes alone that we won't know what hit us. But joke's on you, Shonda Rhimes, we already know to expect madness anywhere in the hour so we'll be prepared (we hope).

We also see Olivia in a hospital, Olivia yelling at Fitz, and Olivia yelling at Mellie in this heated head-scratcher of an exchange: "I am done running for president," Mellie tells Liv, who shoots back, "Well I'm not!"

Um, what does that even mean? Is the presidential race not over? Could Olivia have something way bigger up her sleeve? Check out the trailer above and then proceed to the comments below to commence wild speculation about what season six will entail!

Scandal will return to its 9 p.m. time slot beginning Thursday, Jan. 19, alongside its TGIT companions Grey's Anatomy and How to Get Away With Murder (whose midseason finales air on Nov. 17, so we'll be extra ready for the TGIT lineup to return).

Kerry Washington, Scandal


Scandal's sixth season was pushed to 2017 after news broke earlier this year that Washington was expecting her second child. But that doesn't mean the cast hadn't already gotten to work on the first few episodes of the season, which will debut in the new year.

In case you were wondering, no, they're not writing baby No. 2 into the series either. Looks like many more large purses and gorgeous coats for Olivia Pope!

"As far as I know, we're going to be hiding things," she told E! News at the Sag-Aftra Foundation Golf Classic in June. "But stay tuned!

E! News exclusively reported that the Scandal star and hubby Nnamdi Asomugha welcomed their second child, Caleb Kelechi Asomugha, on Oct. 5. The pair were already parents to daughter Isabelle Amarachi Asomugha, 2.

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