The showrunner responds to an error on 'Good Morning America'

By Chancellor Agard
July 27, 2016 at 03:57 PM EDT

TV empress Shonda Rhimes wants you to know that Scandal isn’t coming to an end any time soon. On Wednesday, Good Morning America misquoted Rhimes saying that the upcoming season of Scandal would be its last, and Rhimes took to Twitter set the record straight.

After showing photos posted on social media of the cast returning to work, Lara Spencer said, “A little bittersweet however, because it has been said that this is also going to be the final season.”

Michael Strahan immediately responded, asking, “Who said that?”

“I’m afraid to say, Shonda Rhimes said it,” Spencer said.

“Whoa, @GMA,” the Grey’s Anatomy creator tweeted. “I never said this was the final season of #scandal. Way to make me spit out my coffee.”

Soon after, Spencer corrected herself on air: “We said that this was the last season of Scandal. Shonda has weighed in, she just tweeted, and she said we made her spit out her coffee. My apologies. She said she has an ending in mind, but that ending is not happening this next season. So, thank you, Shonda…. We can all breathe, because as you guys know, it is my absolute favorite show. So correction: Ending in mind, but when that ending is happening we don’t know. So, to be continued on the Scandal scandal. More Scandal. So Shonda, thank you, I’m sorry I made you spit out your coffee.”

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Rhimes quickly responded, thanking Spencer for admitting the error. “Thank you for the correction, @LaraSpencer — you have my back!” tweeted Rhimes.

Production on the sixth season of Scandal began on Monday. However, fans will have to wait until 2017 for new episodes because the ABC drama is being held until midseason, likely to accommodate star Kerry Washington’s pregnancy, which was announced in May.

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