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Sara Ramirez's Callie Almost Returned to 'Grey's Anatomy' - Find Out Why It Didn't Happen

During an Instagram Story Q&A, Shonda Rhimes revealed producers tried to have Sara Ramirez reprise her role as Callie on Grey’s Anatomy, but CBS would not let her due to her role on Madam Secretary.

On Wednesday (August 8), a fan asked Shonda, “Are you going to bring back Callie anytime soon?”

Shonda responded in a video, “Let me tell you something — we tried. CBS has a hold of her. Because she’s on [Madam Secretary] And we can’t get her. But we love her. Always. This is her home. Come home Callie.”

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Shonda Rhimes Already Says 'Scandal' Will Never Get a Revival

Rebooting classic television shows is a big thing these days, but don’t expect to ever see Kerry Washington back on the small screen as Olivia Pope.

Series creator Shonda Rhimes says that she will never give Scandal a revival season.

The hit ABC series came to an end last night and she assured fans at a live event the night of the finale that the show is over.

Scandal is finished,” Shonda said (via Variety). “I love everybody and would work with everybody again in a heartbeat, but Scandal is finished.”

Kerry Washington & 'Scandal' Cast Read the Series Finale for a Live Audience!

Kerry Washington walks the carpet while attending the live stage reading of the Scandal series finale on Thursday (April 19) at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood.

The Emmy-nominated actress was joined at the event by co-stars Tony Goldwyn, Bellamy Young, Darby Stanchfield, Katie Lowes, Guillermo Diaz, Joe Morton, Joshua Malina, Jeff Perry, George Newbern, Cornelius Smith Jr., and executive producers Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers, and Tom Verica.

Make sure to read our full recap of the series finale and also find out Kerry‘s reaction to the final moment of the episode.

FYI: Kerry is wearing Giuseppe Zanotti shoes and Established earrings. Bellamy is wearing a Winonah jumpsuit. Darby is wearing a Maria Lucia Hohan dress.

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'Scandal' Creator Shonda Rhimes Explains Why She Felt Insulted by ABC During Season One

Shonda Rhimes is one of the most powerful producers working in television today, but when she pitched Scandal to ABC, the network didn’t seem to have full confidence in the show.

Shonda at the time had a huge hit on ABC with Grey’s Anatomy, but the network only gave Scandal a seven-episode first season instead of a full-season order.

“As somebody who had made a gigantic hit for a network, a hit that 14 seasons later, it is still a hit, to be given only seven episodes of a show that I made was a problem… To me it spoke to a lack of faith in the idea that a black woman could be the lead of a television show. And I found that to be insulting,” Shonda shared in a new interview with BuzzFeed.

Scandal will be coming to a close TONIGHT (April 19) at 10/9c. Make sure to watch the series finale live!

In other Shonda news, she is a big fan of the Apple Watch and wore the sleek accessory alongside Kerry Washington in a new Instagram photo that she posted this week.

Kerry Washington & Co-Stars Share Tributes After Wrapping Production of 'Scandal'

After seven season, the stars of Scandal are saying goodbye to their hit show.

Kerry Washington, Tony Goldwyn, Katie Lowes, Bellamy Young, Joshua Malina, Darby Stanchfield, Jeff Perry, Cornelius Smith Jr, Joe Morton, Scott Foley, Guillermo Diaz, George Newbern, and creator Shonda Rhimes took to social media on Friday (March 16) to share tons of photos and sweet messages as they wrapped production on the final episode of the ABC drama.

“Heading home. This was the most unforgettable FRATURDAY ever!!!!!!!! #Scandal I’m overwhelmed with gratitude,” Kerry tweeted.

The final episode of Scandal is set to air on Thursday, April 19 at 9/8c on ABC.

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