Columbus Short Gets The Boot, Not Returning for 'Scandal' Season 4


We’re sad to say goodbye to one of our favorite Gladiators, but it’s been announced that Columbus Short will NOT be returning to Scandal for the show’s fourth season.

Short released this statement via his publicist:

“At this time I must confirm my exit from a show I’ve called home for 3 years, with what is the most talented ensemble on television today. I would like to first thank [creator] Shonda Rhimes for the opportunity to work with such an amazing cast. Thank you GLADIATORS, who have supported me throughout my entire career and of course to ABC and Shondaland for allowing me to play such a pivotal role in the Scandal series. I have enjoyed every single minute of it. Everything must come to an end and unfortunately the time has come for Harrison Wright to exit the canvas. I wish nothing but the best for Shonda, Kerry and the rest of the cast, who have become like a second family to me in such a short amount of time. For this, I will forever be grateful.”

Damn. Just when we were getting into “Harrison” and his backstory, too.

Oh well, Shonda warned him to get his act together — maybe it was just too little too late.

At least he has his budding R&B career to keep him occupied.

[via EW]

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