Gladiators! The wait is over! The Scandal Season 6 premiere date has been officially announced. Scandal returns THURSDAY, JAN 19 9|8c with an explosive premiere. The results of the highly anticipated election are in! Who will be the next POTUS; Mellie Grant (Bellamy Young), who has expert fixer extraordinaire Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) in her corner or will it be Frankie Vargas (Ricardo Chavira), who has Cyrus Beene (Jeff Perry) serving as his right hand man? If the Season 6 trailer is any indication of what audiences are in for, buckle up! The video not only announces the date the show will be returning to the T.G.I.T lineup, but features a dramatic glimpse of what fans can expect come January. Will Mellie drop out of the presidential race? What is Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) so worried Olivia is wrong about? Why does a building blow up in front of Huck (Guillermo Diaz) and Quinn (Katie Lowes)? What does it all mean? Check out the trailer below.