When is 'Scandal' season 5 premiere?

Posted at 4:57 PM, Sep 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-21 16:57:48-04

Get the wine ready, Gladiators.

Season 5 of Scandal premieres Thursday, Sept. 24 at 9 p.m. on ABC2.

Get caught up:

Olivia and Fitz are back together again and enjoying every scandalous moment together while Cyrus, Mellie and Huck are all still dealing with the aftermath of helping Command. Meanwhile, when a visit from the Queen of Caldonia and her family turns into a tragedy, Olivia is hired to make sure the Royal family’s private life stays private, on the Season 5 premiere of Scandal.


The episode is titled "Heavy is the head," written by Shonda Rhimes and directed by Tom Verica. 

Scandal stars Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, Guillermo Diaz as Huck, Darby Stanchfield as Abby Whelan, Katie Lowes as Quinn Perkins, Tony Goldwyn as President Fitzgerald Grant, Jeff Perry as Cyrus, Bellamy Young as First Lady Mellie Grant, Joshua Malina as David Rosen, Scott Foley as Jake Ballard, Portia De Rossi as Elizabeth North and Cornelius Smith Jr as Marcus Walker.