Say it ain’t so: Scandal is coming to an end next season! Queen Mother of Thursday Night Television, Shonda Rhimes, revealed the hit TV show will end after Season 7 in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter:

ABC’s Upfronts take place next week and the sad news is expected to be announced there. We can’t imagine living without the drama of Olivia Pope’s fixing, but in a July 2014 interview with THR, she did reveal that the show wouldn’t last forever. “I’ve already decided when Scandal is ending,” she stated. “I think there’s only so much Scandal you can tell satisfactorily. The Fitz-Liv thing can only be told so long and in such a way. It’s not a 10-season or eight-season show. I’ve already decided how long that is and what that’s going to be. I’m not really worried about that.”

Maybe this means there will be a happy ending in the stars for Olitz? Either way, we’re reluctantly counting down the days.

Thoughts on the news?