So Soon?! 'Scandal' Creator Shonda Rhimes Knows How and When the Show Will End

The hit drama may only be in its third season, but the show's creator is already talking about its ending!

Prepare yourselves for some bad news, Gladiators.

Shonda Rhimes, creator of the hit ABC series Scandal, says that she already knows exactly when she will end the show, as well as what's going to be the fate of Olivia Pope, played by Kerry Washington, and the other characters.

"I feel like there is a finite amount of Scandal to be told," Rhimes admitted during a recent interview with NPR. "I know what the end of Scandal will be, and I feel really good about that," she added. "And I can see where the end point is. And I don't think I'm going to change that. I know how long it will be, but we'll see."

We... can't... breathe...

But there is hope, Scandal fans! Rhimes, who is also the creator of Grey's Anatomy, says she knew where she wanted that show to end, too -- but the plan has been completely scrapped.

"I knew the end of Grey's Anatomy, and then we kept going, so that I finally just had to write that and move past it," she said. "Who knows, at this point, how long that show's going to go? It's going to go as long as I feel interested in what happens to those characters."

We can't even begin to imagine how we'd spend our Thursday nights if Scandal ended. No more Olivia, Fitz, Jake? We would even miss Olivia's dad, probably as much as we absolutely love to hate him! This is just too soon to speak about the end of the Gladiators' saga, Rhimes -- we're only in Season 3!

Isha Thorpe is an iVillage contributing writer. Find her on Twitter and Google+

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