Are you ready to watch Olivia Pope on BET?
Don’t worry, nothing with the show is changing. BET will only be airing Scandal re-runs starting this Summer.
Under the pact, BET will begin airing seasons one and two of the Kerry Washington political-fixer drama this summer. Additionally, original episodes from the upcoming third season of the Shonda Rhimes series will air no sooner than eight days after original first-run episodes are broadcast on ABC. The deal for off-network repeats extends to additional seasons of the drama if it should continue its run (likely).
BET will debut the first two seasons of the ABC Studios drama with a marathon starting in August, continuing to air episodes up until the third-season premiere on ABC in the fall (a formal third-season premiere date has not been announced yet). The agreement extends season-one Scandal episodes to BET in addition to Netflix, where they’ve been streaming since debuting in September 2012. It marks the first time season two will air outside of ABC and ABC.com. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately available.