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The Scandal Season 4 premiere date? It's handled.

ABC recently released its fall premiere schedule, and now we can say that Scandal Season 4 will premiere on Thursday, September 25, at its new 9 p.m. ET/PT timeslot.


Wait, you may be thinking. Why is Scandal at 9 p.m. now? It was doing so well at 10!

Well, the answer to that is simple: Both Scandal and Grey's Anatomy have been shifted up an hour to make room for showrunner extraordinaire Shonda Rhimes's newest show, How to Get Away With Murder, which also premieres on September 25, in Scandal's old timeslot. Yep, you read that right: Shondaland fans will be treated with three full hours of twisty, juicy drama every Thursday. Hard to argue with that!

So, what can you expect from Season 4? So far, there's not a ton of info out there, but we do know that there's one major change headed our way:  Columbus Short is leaving the show, which means we're saying goodbye to Harrison Wright.

Mark your calendars — if there's one other thing we know about Scandal, it's the you don't want to miss a single second!

Are you looking forward to Scandal Season 4? Let us know in the comments below.