*“Scandal” fans do not like the consistent inconsistency with the show. The network has been airing new episodes and then putting the show on break for a few weeks. Recently, it was on a 3-week break, which meant reruns.
The lack of regularity inspired one fan to start a petition on Change.org to let the execs at ABC know ‘Scandal’ fans are not happy!
T.R. Mason writes in the petition:
There are very few TV shows on prime time television written by, much less starring people of color. The broadcast networks have made great strides in recent years by diversifying the faces we see on prime time TV however there is more that can be done. Putting a show like Scandal on repeated hiatus is a surefire way to lose fans and viewers. Gladiators/Scandalistas/Scandalists everywhere have not gotten over our initial shock that there will be no Scandal AGAIN for 3 more weeks. Instead of whining and complaining, we are doing something about it! Shonda Rhimes is NOT the reason there’s another hiatus. It’s the TV execs at Disney/ABC Television Group. Let your voices and displeasure be heard by contacting Anne Sweeney, the President of ABC Entertainment […] Or send her a nice little profanity free email at email@example.com. Let her know how unhappy we all are and maybe, just maybe they’ll pick up enough episodes that we Gladiators won’t have to be on hiatus AGAIN against our will. So bombard ABC with your unhappiness by emailing, calling, faxing etc. Mount up Gladiators! Mount up!
So far, she has about 300 supporters and growing.
Shonda Rhimes, creator of the hit show tweeted ,“I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WHEN SHOWS AIR . I do not have anything to do with the fact that we are not on for 3 weeks #donttweetmeyourcrazy.”