Cornelius Smith Jr. Upped to Series Regular for 'Scandal' Season 5

When Scandal returns this fall for season five, a familiar face from season four will be returning in a far more expansive role.

Cornelius Smith Jr. has been upped to a full-fledged series regular for the show’s fifth outing.

Cornelius appeared in two season-four episodes, including the polarizing Ferguson-inspired episode titled The Lawn Chair.

It’s unknown if Cornelius will essentially replace Columbus Short’s ill-fated Harrison Wright, but many viewers suspect that Cornelius’ character (activist Marcus Walker) will join Olivia Pope & Associates as its new gladiator.

Scandal returns on September 24 at 9 p.m.

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