Scandal season 6
Actor Tony Goldwyn from the ABC series "Scandal" arrives at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California U.S., September 18, 2016. Reuters/Lucy Nicholson

“Scandal” season 6 is due to return to screens by Jan. 26 this year. The broadcast date for the premiere episode has been delayed by a week due to the Jan. 20 Presidential Inauguration programme.

While it is known that season 6 will bring the results of the US presidential election between candidates Mellie Grant (Bellamy Young) and Francisco Vargas (Ricardo Antonio Chavira), there is much more in store for the “Scandal” season 6 viewers. Jake (Scott Folley) and Cyrus (Jeff Perry) will be competing for the post of vice-president this season. The results for the same will also be announced. There will be a tremendous amount of tension for both parties, particularly since Mellie actually tried to back out from the elections.

Warning: This article contains spoilers about the first episode of “Scandal” season 6.

The results

According to ABC network, the original network of the show, the "Survival of the Fittest" episode promises a shocking election result. It is a tough competition and the trailer promises viewers of catchy scenes as the episodes unfold.

According to trailers, the episode starts with the day of the election, with Mellie waiting for the polling results with her team. Jake’s wife Vanessa is in the room, so is his lover. The atmosphere in the room is very tense, and everyone has their eyes glued to the polling results.

Fitz will be shown as spending his last days as the president, sitting in the White House with a drink in his hands. He will also been seen having a serious talk with Olivia although there is no indication what the conversation is about.


As reported by TV Guide, the premiere will also have a series of flashbacks. The story will be shown from the viewpoint of different characters.

"[This season is] really about where [the characters] come to after all this time," Shonda Rhimes told reporters at the Television Critics Association winter press tour. "We've watched them descend from any moral high ground they could have possibly had to the lowest depths. ... It's very different from any other season we've had," she said.

Watch “Scandal” season 6 premiere exclusively on ABC network.