You may be trying to watch tonight’s episode of Scandal on ABC at 9 p.m. ET/PT and are probably wondering why it’s not on. Well, here’s what happened. ABC is premiering the pilot episode of a new show called The Family in place of Scandal this evening. Then, on Sunday, The Family will settle into its Sunday time slot. This means you will have to wait one more week to see Olivia, Fitz, Jake and all your other favorite characters in action.
On March 10, 2016, the show will resume its normal schedule at 9 p.m. ET/PT and the new episode is titled “The Fish Rots From the Head.” The official ABC synopsis of the episode reads:
Olivia and the team take on some embattled Secret Service agents. Meanwhile, Abby has her hands full trying to keep Fitz in line, and Jake begins to reveal a few secrets of his own.
Grey’s Anatomy and How to Get Away With Murder will run as scheduled tonight.
So, what is The Family, the show interrupting your Scandal night? The new program stars Joan Allen, Alison Pill, Margot Bingham and Zach Gilford. The official synopsis of the show, provided by ABC, reads:
A family is shaken to the core when a politician’s presumed dead son suddenly returns. After disappearing a decade earlier, Adam Warren’s homecoming to Red Pines, ME, is initially met with astonishment and joy, but suspicions soon begin to emerge. Is he really who he says he is? The boy’s shocking reappearance forces the entire family to re-examine who they are and unearths long-buried secrets, betrayals and heartache, in the riveting new thriller “The Family.”
The new drama will air Sundays on ABC at 9 p.m. ET/PT.