Tune into “Scandal” The Newest Guilty Pleasure on ABC TV

Meet the Cast of “Scandal” tonight during a live chat Twitter tonight + Live Stream Broadcast

As an online network with LIVE stream show and big time twitter user, Mingle Media TV is excited to see that ABC is really working to reach prospective fans by giving access to the stars of their new shows.

There will be a special LIVE stream for the premiere of “Scandal” on the East Coast, featuring Kerry Washington, Katie Lowes and Darby Stanchfield from 7:30-8:00 PM ET at http://www.ustream.tv/kerrywashington.

Twitter Fans can submit questions and get live responses from cast members during both the East and West Coast broadcasts of the premiere tonight from 10:01-11:00 p.m., ET/PT.

Here’s who will be tweeting tonight:

East Coast Broadcast
Kerry Washington @kerrywashington
Guillermo Diaz @guillermodiazyo
Katie Lowes @KatieQLowes
Darby Stanchfield @darbystnchfld

West Coast Broadcast
Columbus Short @ColumbusShort1
Joshua Malina @JoshMalina

SCANDAL - ABC's "Scandal" stars Henry Ian Cusick as Stephen Finch, Katie Lowes as Quinn Perkins, Guillermo Diaz as Huck, Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, Columbus Short as Harrison Wright, Darby Stanchfield as Abby Whelan, Jeff Perry as Cyrus Beene and Tony Goldwyn as President Fitzgerald Grant. (ABC/CRAIG SJODIN)

SCANDAL - ABC's "Scandal" stars Henry Ian Cusick as Stephen Finch, Katie Lowes as Quinn Perkins, Guillermo Diaz as Huck, Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, Columbus Short as Harrison Wright, Darby Stanchfield as Abby Whelan, Jeff Perry as Cyrus Beene and Tony Goldwyn as President Fitzgerald Grant. (ABC/CRAIG SJODIN)

About Scandal

In the premiere episode, young lawyer Quinn Perkins (Katie Lowes) is offered a job with Olivia Pope & Associates, and she is in awe. Olivia and her team of “gladiators in suits” will do whatever it takes to make their clients’ problems go away, and newbie Quinn is initiated into the group with trial by fire on Day One — when a White House intern accuses the President of having an affair. Olivia is the only one the White House trusts to diffuse the problem, but as she gets deeper into the situation, Quinn soon realizes Olivia’s clients aren’t the only ones with secrets.

Follow Scandal on Facebook and Twitter

Facebook http://www.facebook.com/Scandal / Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ScandalABC, #Scandal

WINTER PRESS TOUR 2012 - The cast and producers of ABC's "Scandal" posed for a photo op at Disney/ABC Television Group's Winter Press Tour 2012. (ABC/RICK ROWELL) JUDY SMITH (CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER), COLUMBUS SHORT, KATIE LOWES, HENRY IAN CUSICK, KERRY WASHINGTON, TONY GOLDWYN, DARBY STANCHFIELD, JEFF PERRY, BETSY BEERS (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER), GUILLERMO DIAZ, SHONDA RHIMES (CREATOR/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

“Scandal” stars Kerry Washington (“Ray”) as Olivia Pope, Henry Ian Cusick (“Lost”) as Stephen Finch, Columbus Short (“Stomp the Yard”) as Harrison Wright, Guillermo Diaz (“Half-Baked”) as Huck, Darby Stanchfield as Abby Whelan, Katie Lowes as Quinn Perkins, Tony Goldwyn (“Ghost”) as President Fitzgerald Grant and Jeff Perry (“Grey’s Anatomy”) as Cyrus Beene.

“Scandal” is written by Shonda Rhimes (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Private Practice”). Rhimes and Betsy Beers (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Private Practice”) are executive producers. Judy Smith is co-executive producer. Paul McGuigan (BBC’s “Sherlock”) is the director. “Scandal” is produced by ABC Studios.

We don’t know about you but Revenge is one of our favorite shows and this looks to be as equally smart and engaging. Well done ABC. We’re looking forward to tonight!

42nd NAACP Image Awards – This Year’s Nominees

Presenters at the 42nd NAACP Awards Nominees Press Conference,

Presenters at the 42nd NAACP Awards Nominees Press Conference

Mingle Media TV was invited to attend the live announcement of the 42nd NAACP IMAGE AWARDS nominees from the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, CA. In attendance were actresses Kimberly Elise and Sanaa Lathan, actor/rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, singer/songwriter Smokey Robinson, actor Columbus Short and Actor/Comedian Affion Crockett and NAACP IMAGE AWARDS chairman Clayola Brown and 42nd NAACP IMAGE AWARDS executive producer Vic Bulluck.

The 42nd NAACP IMAGE AWARDS celebrates the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film. The awards also honor individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors during the two-hour eventairing live Friday, March 4 2011 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.

42nd NAACP Image Awards

42nd NAACP Image Awards

Leaders in the Nomination Categories

ABC and NBC lead the nominees in the TV categories, each with 18 nominations, followed by CBS and Lifetime Movie Network both with 10.  In the recording category, Columbia Records leads with seven nominations, followed by J Records and Island Def Jam Music Group both with six and Epic Records with 5 nominations. Lionsgate/34th Street Films leads with seven nominations, while Fox Searchlight followed with six, and Magnolia Pictures with five in the motion picture category.

In case you’re wondering about the Television Nominees – here’s the list by category:

Outstanding Comedy Series

·       “30 Rock” (NBC)

·       “Are We There Yet?” (TBS)

·       “Glee” (FOX)

·       “Modern Family” (ABC)

·       “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

·       David Mann – “Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns” (TBS)

·       Dulé Hill – “Psych” (USA)

·       LaVan Davis – “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)

·       Phil Morris – “Love That Girl!” (TV One)

·       Terry Crews – “Are We There Yet?” (TBS)

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series

·       Cassi Davis – “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)

·       Essence Atkins – “Are We There Yet?” (TBS)

·       Salli Richardson-Whitfield – “Eureka” (Syfy)

·       Tatyana Ali – “Love That Girl!” (TV One)

·       Vanessa Williams – “Desperate Housewives” (ABC)

Outstanding Drama Series

·       “Detroit 1-8-7″ (ABC)

·       “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)

·       “HawthoRNe” (TNT)

·       “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (NBC)

·       “Treme” (HBO)

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

·       Anthony Anderson – “Law & Order” (NBC)

·       Blair Underwood – “The Event” (NBC)

·       Hill Harper – “CSI: NY” (CBS)

·       Laurence Fishburne – “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” (CBS)

·       LL Cool J – “NCIS: Los Angeles ” (CBS)

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

·       Chandra Wilson – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)

·       GuGu Mbatha-Raw – “Undercovers” (NBC)

·       Jada Pinkett Smith – “HawthoRNe” (TNT)

·       Regina King – “Southland” (TNT)

·       Wendy Davis – “Army Wives” (Lifetime)

Outstanding Talk (Series)

·       “Conversations with Ed Gordon” (BET Networks)

·       “Larry King Live” (CNN)

·       “The Mo’Nique Show” (BET Networks)

·       “The View” (ABC)

·       “TV One on One with Cathy Hughes” (TV One)

Outstanding Reality Series

·       “American Idol” (FOX)

·       “America’s Next Top Model” (The CW)

·       “Dancing with the Stars” (ABC)

·       “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” (ABC)

·       “Sunday Best” (BET Networks)

 

Smokey Robinson and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards Nomination

Smokey Robinson and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards Nomination

Please visit the NAACP website at http://www.naacpimageawards.net for the complete listing of nominees for this year’s awards. For photos of the event, please check out Mingle Media TV Network and our Red Carpet Report for this and other celebrity events.