Shonda Rhimes has got a handle on making gripping dramas for ABC, but who knew that Shonda once aspired to be the creator of a hit teen drama?
Jimmy Kimmel dug into the Shondaland vaults to dig up one of her short-lived series that looks a lot like one of our Thursday night faves. High school is dramatic enough already. Add in too much free time, love and a school election, and you’ve got all the ingredients for “Scandal High.”
The end result looks like what would happen if “Scandal” was written by the crew behind “Gossip Girl.”
In episode 1 of 4, Kerry Washington narrates all the drama going on in the halls of Scandal high as the school’s golden boy (played by Tony Goldwyn) makes a run for Class President against his best bro (play by Joshua Malina). Somewhere in there, Darby Stanchfield plays a student that is shamelessly (and hilariously) throwing herself at her openly gay teacher.