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Trophy Wife to Parody Scandal Later This Season

Olivia Pope ( Kerry Washington ) soon might not be the only one on ABC wearing a white hat. Freshman comedy Trophy Wife will pay homage to the addictive Shonda...

Malin Akerman, Kerry Washington | Photo Credits: Ron Batzdorff/ABC; Richard Cartwright/ABC

Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) soon might not be the only one on ABC wearing a white hat.

Freshman comedy Trophy Wife will pay homage to the addictive Shonda Rhimes drama later this season, producers revealed to reporters on Monday.

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"We have an episode coming up that becomes a Scandal parody, co-creator and executive producer Emily Halpern said of the episode, which will air in April. "Diane has a bit of a failure, which as we know is very unlike her, and she winds up sort of binge-watching a lot of Scandal episodes and channels her Olivia Pope."

Diane (Marcia Gay Harden) will then enlist the help of Kate (Malin Akerman) in "taking down the conspiracy in the PTA," executive producer Lee Eisenberg added. "[It's] very high stakes."

Trophy Wife will also give a hat tip to another hit ABC series, The Bachelor, when Chris Harrison appears as himself in the March 4 episode.

Trophy Wife airs Tuesdays at 9:30/8:30c on ABC.



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