Scott Foley Bumped Up to Series Regular on SCANDAL


Shonda Rhimes really has a thing for Scott Foley.

Following his two seasons on GREY'S ANATOMY, Foley was brought onto Rhimes' latest ABC drama, SCANDAL, for a major arc - today, TV Guide has confirmed that the actor will stick around for season three as a series regular.

Foley portrays 'Jake Ballard' - a character whose fate seemed undecided in the season two closer. His character's future may now be a little bit brighter.

"I'm thrilled to join such a talented, enthusiastic and professional group of people," Foley said in a statement today, via TV Guide. "Shonda [Rhimes] and company have created a troupe of layered complex characters and to be able to be part of that is both exciting and humbling."

Click here for TV Guide's original announcement.

"Scandal" stars Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, Columbus Short as Harrison Wright, Guillermo Diaz as Huck, Darby Stanchfield as Abby Whelan, Katie Lowes as Quinn Perkins, Tony Goldwyn as President FitzGerald Grant, Jeff Perry as Cyrus Beene, BellAmy Young as Mellie Grant and Joshua Malina as David Rosen.

Foley is best known for roles in television shows such as The Unit and Felicity, and in films such as Scream 3. He has also guest starred in the series Dawson's Creek, House, Scrubs, and more recently, Cougar Town, Grey's Anatomy and True Blood.

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