*Gladiators can mark January 19 on the calendar.
ABC has reserved the 2017 date for its premiere of “Scandal” Season 6, as well as the start date for the second half of “Grey’s Anatomy” and “How To Get Away With Murder’s” current seasons.
Both “Grey’s Anatomy” and “How To Get Away With Murder” have their midseason fall finales on November 17, and then go on a two-month hiatus before returning with Shondaland’s TGIT block on Jan. 19.
“Scandal” has been on pause since Season 5 concluded in May. The sixth season was from Fall 2016 to midseason, due to star Kerry Washington’s pregnancy.
In the first Season 6 trailer for “Scandal,” the presidential election results are in, ending the contentious campaigns of Mellie (Bellamy Young) and Frankie Vargas (Ricardo Chavira), who were running with their VPs Jake Ballard (Scott Foley) and Cyrus (Jeff Perry).