5 TV Shows Like Scandal That You Will Want To Watch Immediately

Political drama and LIES! See our five TV shows like Scandal that you will want to watch immediately.Drama, deception, and lies, you must be looking for other shows like Scandal. Political dramas can be intense, and it’s hard not to get sucked into binge watching episode after episode. If you love to get sucked into the political and legal shows, you have to check out this list of shows that are gong to feel similar to Scandal! For those of you new to Scandal, I also included a few details to catch you up!

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5 TV Shows Like Scandal That You Will Want To Watch Immediately

Scandal is a political thriller television series that premiered on ABC on April 5, 2012. Season 6 is set to premiere in January of 2017. The main character of Olivia Pope is partially based on the real-life Judy Smith, who served as Deputy Press Secretary for President H.W. Bush. The series focuses on Olivia Pope, a former White House Communications Director who begins her own crisis management firm. Scandal stars Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, Darby Stanchfield as Abby Whelan, Katie Lowes as Quinn Perkins, Guillermo Diaz as Diego Munoz, Jeff Perry as Cyrus Beene and Tony Goldwyn as Fitzgerald Thomas Grant. You can also find Scandal on Netflix currently. Here are five other interesting shows like Scandal.

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House of Cards


House of Cards is a political drama television series premiered on Netflix on February 1, 2013. Season 4 of the series was released on March 4, 2016. It is adapted from the 1990 UK miniseries of the same name and is based on the 1989 book of the same name by Michael Dobbs. The series follows Frank Underwood, who was passed over for the Secretary of State appointment, devises a plan, along with his wife, Claire, to gain a position of greater power. House of Cards stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright. You can find this TV show on Netflix.

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Being Mary Jane

Being Mary Jane is a drama television series that premiered on BET on July 2, 2013. Season 3 of the series concluded on December 15, 2015. The series focuses on the professional and personal life of Mary Jane Paul, a TV news anchor. Being Mary Jane stars Gabrielle Union.

The Good Wife

The Good Wife is a legal-political drama television series aired for seven seasons on CBS from September 22, 2009, to May 8, 2016. The series follows the life of Alicia Florrick, the wife of Peter Florrick, who has been jailed for being part of a sex scandal and political corruption. The Good Wife stars Julianna Margulies and Chris Noth.

Madam Secretary


Madam Secretary is a political drama television series that premiered on CBS on September 21, 2014. Season 3 of the series is set to premiere on October 2, 2016. The series focuses on the life of Doctor Elizabeth McCord, as she tries to balance her professional life as Secretary of State and her personal family life. Madam Secretary stars Tea Leoni.

The Catch

The Catch is a mystery crime drama television series premiered on ABC on March 24, 2016. Season 1 of the series concluded on May 19, 2016. The series showcases the life of Alice Vaughan, a private investigator who was the victim of fraud by her former boyfriend. The Catch stars Mireille Enos and Peter Krause.

So do you watch an of these TV shows like Scandal? Which of these shows did you binge watch? Tell me your thoughts down in the comments!

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11 thoughts on “5 TV Shows Like Scandal That You Will Want To Watch Immediately

  1. These all sound like great tvs shows!! I love that there are shows that are similar to others to watch, makes picking shows so much easier to do.

  2. Ive been meaning to watch being mary jane! I love house of cards and the catch!

  3. I used to watch “The Good Wife”. I worry that nothing seems to top “Scandal” in my books. I’ll try “House of cards”.

  4. Oh my gosh these are all shows I want to watch but I’ve only made it to one so far – House of Cards (love). I am afraid to start watching Scandal because I know I will be immediately hooked. These are great suggestions!

  5. I haven’t watched any of these shows. I will have to watch the first episode of each to see of they will be a new addiction.

  6. I don’t watch much TV but, I can imagine that all their fans are having a blast with them. I will keep them in mind.
    Eliz Frank

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