Portia de Rossi to Join ABC's SCANDAL in Multi-Episode Story Arc

Portia de Rossi to Join ABC's SCANDAL in Multi-Episode Story Arc

TVGuide.com reports that 'Arrested Development' star Portia de Rossi will appear in a multi-episode story arc when the fourth season of ABC's Scandal returns this fall.

de Rossi's wife Ellen DeGeneres shared the news on Twitter today, posting, "So annoying when people brag on twitter & that's why I'm not tweeting that Portia just signed on to do a top secret arc on 'Scandal'. Oops."

Scandal returns for its fourth season on ABC on Thursday, Sept. 25 at 9/8c.

About the show:

Everyone has secrets... and Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) has dedicated her life to protecting and defending the public images of the nation's elite by keeping those secrets under wraps. Pope's team are at the top of their game when it comes to getting the job done for their clients, but it becomes apparent that these "gladiators in suits" who specialize in fixing the lives of other people, have trouble fixing those closest at hand, their own.

"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 and Scott Foley as Captain Jake Ballard.

The series was created by Shonda Rhimes. Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers and Mark Wilding are executive producers. "Scandal" is produced by ABC Studios.

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