On March 4th, 2016 ABC announced that Scandal would be picked up for a sixth season. The season premiered on January 26, 2017 and ended on May 18, 2017.
The season continues the story of Olivia Pope's crisis management firm, Olivia Pope & Associates, and its staff, as well as staff at the White House in Washington D.C. Season five has eleven series regulars, all returning from the previous season, out of which eight are part of the original cast of ten regulars from the first season and two new regulars were added.
- Season 6 episodes order was shortened from 22 to 16 episodes and moved to mid-season schedule due to Kerry Washington’s pregnancy. 
- The season features the 100th episode of Scandal which is the 10th episode of the season.
- The crew of Scandal started scouting 13 July, 2016. 
- The table read for the premiere took place on July 25th, 2016.
- Filming for season 6 started on July 16th, 2016. 
- The first five episodes of the season were filmed before Kerry Washington gave birth to her second child in October.
- The filming of the rest of the episodes started again on January 4th, 2017.
- The table read for the finale took place on April 14th, 2017.
- The cast wrapped filming for the season on April 28th, 2017.
- There are few changes of episode order in the first half of the season. The episode "They All Bow Down" which was aired as the fifth episode of the season was originally produced as the fourth. The episode "Extinction" was originally produced as the fifth episode but aired as the sixth. Another episode "The Belt" was produced as the sixth episode but aired as the fourth instead.
- Both Scott Foley and Tony Goldwyn who are the main cast members of the show directed an episode (Fates Worse Than Death) and two episodes (Extinction and Transfer of Power) respectively in this season.
- Joelle Carter who played Vanessa Moss has been recast and replaced by Jessalyn Gilsig in Season 6. 
- Jeff Perry's daughter Zoe Perry joined Scandal as a recurring cast member. 
Cast Promotional Photos
- → See and enjoy 25 pictures of Season 6 Cast Promos at Images of Season 6 Cast Promos.
- → For more images from Season Six, see the Category:Season 6 Characters page
- → For more images from Season Six, see the Category: Season 6 Images page
Behind the Scenes
- → For more images from behind the scenes Season 6, see the Category: Images from Season 6 BTS page
The Scandal Season Six / Seven DVD was released as a boxet and released in region 1 on August 28, 2018 in region one on August 23, 2016 and then released in region two on October 23, 2016.
Bonus features include:
- Deleted scenes
- Extended episode: "Transfer of Power"
Season 6 Bloopers
Scandal 100th Episode on Set Celebration
The cast and crew of Scandal celebrated their 100th episode by attending many events and parties, including the following:
Season Six Finale Live Tweet
- Main article: 2017 Paley Center Season Six Finale Celebration
After the Season Six Finale Celebration at the Paley Center in New York. The Scandal cast gathered to live tweet the Season Six Finale "Transfer of Power". All of the cast were in attendance and were live tweeting the whole episode.
Behind the Scenes
- → See and enjoy 127 pictures from Season 6 BTS at Images from Season 6 BTS.
The cast and crew of Scandal often post selfies with other cast members, behind the scenes pictures and episode sneak peeks.
Behind the Scenes
- ↑ http://variety.com/2016/tv/news/kerry-washington-pregnant-scandal-season-6-premiere-midseason-1201764823/
- ↑ https://twitter.com/tomverica/status/753312982596214784
- ↑ https://twitter.com/darbysofficial/status/752991433678663681
- ↑ http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/scandal-recasts-jakes-wife-jessalyn-917588?utm_source=twitter
- ↑ http://www.ew.com/article/2016/12/05/scandal-zoe-perry-season-6?xid=entertainment-weekly_socialflow_twitter