Scandal Season 3 promo photo:Scott Foley, Columbus Short, Joshua Malina, Bellamy Young, Guillermo Diaz, Darby Stanchfield, Jeff Perry, Tony Goldwyn, Katie Lowes, Kerry Washington

Scandal Season 3 Promo Photo: (L-R) Scott Foley, Columbus Short, Joshua Malina, Bellamy Young, Guillermo Diaz, Darby Stanchfield, Jeff Perry, Tony Goldwyn, Katie Lowes, Kerry Washington

*“Scandal” will premiere its breathlessly anticipated third season on Thursday, Oct. 3, and ABC is looking to add new gladiators with “Scandal: The Secret is Out,” a recap episode that will serve as a lead-in to the premiere.

“Scandal” star Joshua Malina, who plays David Rosen, will narrate the one-hour special, dissecting the rumors, lies and affairs from the first two seasons that have made the Shonda Rhimes series one of the most buzzed about shows on TV.

“Scandal: The Secret is Out” airs from 8 to 9 p.m.; “Scandal’s’ Season 3 premiere titled, “It’s Handled,” will air at 10 p.m.

The episode’s official logline: With Olivia’s name out there as the President’s mistress, both the White House and Pope & Associates face their biggest scandal to date, and a surprise allegiance is formed in order to get things handled.

“Scandal” stars Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, Columbus Short as Harrison Wright, Guillermo Diaz as Huck, Darby Stanchfield as Abby Whelan, Katie Lowes as Quinn Perkins, Tony Goldwyn as President Fitzgerald Grant, Jeff Perry as Cyrus Beene, Bellamy Young as Mellie Grant, Joshua Malina as David Rosen and Scott Foley as Captain Jacob “Jake” Ballard.

Watch “Scandal’s” Season 3 promo below: