All of us who saw Scandal last night know Daddy Pope is fighting for his life. (Shouts to HU alum Debbie Allen who directed the episode) Could the self-described “hell & hot water” no longer bring us some of the most compelling moments & one line zingers in Scandal? Yes Momma Pope is a bad-azz but we all know nobody can rip a new one into someone like Daddy Pope!
I have my own ideas about Daddy Pope’s situation, which I shared last night during the @HUR_Voices Scandalous Twitter takeover. For example:
Did Mama Pope let Daddy live b/c she knows Liv loves him? #Scandal @IAMNikkiStrong
— HUR_VOICES (@HUR_VOICES) April 11, 2014
How many of you think that Poppa Pope injured himself to play both Liv AND momma Pope? #scandal be slick like that! @HUR_VOICES
— Nikki Strong (@IAMNikkiStrong) April 11, 2014
Despite my musings in live tweeting #scandal sessions, the following news I read at The Hollywood Reporter may mean that Daddy Pope may very well be killed off — whether it be by himself or Momma Pope (Maybe she, Jake or annoying Quinn will show up at the hospital and pull the plug). Ultimately we know the greatest #scandal momma of them all Shonda Rhimes is playing God in this situation. Daddy Pope’s fate lies in the stroke of her pen.
But could this article be a spoiler? If nothing else, it gives us a clue. Daddy PLEASE don’t die! Not yet anyway!
‘Scandal’s’ Joe Morton Boards TNT’s ‘Proof’
Via The Hollywood Reporter
Scandal‘s Joe Morton may have found a new full-time gig.
The actor, who has been recurring on the third season of ABC’s red-hot Scandal, has booked a series regular role on TNT’s drama pilot Proof, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Proof centers on a skeptical, hard-science, female surgeon, Katherine (The L Word’s Jennifer Beals), who has been struggling with family issues, including a tragic death. She is persuaded to investigate cases of reincarnation, out-of-body experiences, hauntings — all of it looking for verifiable proof to answer one of life’s greatest questions: Is death truly the end, or is there something else beyond?
Morton will co-star as Dr. Charles Russell, the serious, dry and — naturally — intimidating head of Katherine’s hospital. He’s hard-pressed to control her but appreciates her abilities and commitment.
Rob Bragin (Murphy Brown, Greek) penned the script for Proof and will executive produce alongside Kyra Sedgwick, Tom Jacobson, Jill Littman and Alex Graves, the latter of whom directed the pilot. Additionally, Sean Gleeson has boarded the pilot, playing Dr. Len Barliss, Katherine’s ex-husband who still works with her at the hospital. Len and Katherine currently share custody of Sophie, their rebellious teenage daughter.
For Morton, the casting in the pilot leaves the door open for the actor to return to Scandal, where he’s been a recurring guest star playing Rowan, the mysterious father to Kerry Washington‘s Olivia Pope and the former head of black-ops group B613. The role earned him a NAACP Image Award for outstanding supporting actor in a drama.
Morton, whose credits include Terminator 2, Speed and Eureka, is repped by Talent Works and Vanguard Management.
Shonda what are you going to do to Daddy Pope and in turn to US? I CAN’T! I CAN’T! – Join me next week for another @HUR_Voices twitter take over for the final episode of Scandal Thurs 10P ET & let’s see & tweet what actually happens! BOOM! – NS
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Her energy is infectious! "Edutainment" is her specialty. When Nikki Strong is on, you know you will get caught up in what's going down (and learn something new too)! From Soft Rock to Hip-Hop, Gospel to World music, Nikki's 15+ year radio career involves working in various capacities and formats. Currently Nikki serves as Producer of the Hang Suite on Saturday nights and the go-to Talent whenever anyone takes vacation time or needs a fun host for a remote event. She also host the news and entertainment show "The Scene" on SiriusXM 141 H.U.R. voices Thursdays at 12:30p. Engaging and informative, this Harlem native loves to have a good time with great music! One of her most fulfilling gigs was giving birth to the "Neo-Soul" channel, The Flow, at XM Satellite Radio where she worked as Music Director. She also served as Music Director and Air Talent for the World Music station XM100 WorldZone and then went on to help build an international Hip Hop music station for WorldSpace Satellite Radio. These last two positions, in particular, enabled Nikki to experience first hand how impactful African American culture, especially Soul, Hip Hop and Jazz have been on music from all over the world. Off air, Nikki loves the theater arts and also works as an actress/dancer/singer and voice over artist. She also teaches dance to youth in the DMV area. Occasionally you may catch her substitute teaching a Ballet, Modern or Jazz class for adults at several of the local dance studios, or flexing her acting chops on stage at one of DC's great theatres. Nikki is proud that DC has been her home for over 10 years. She is excited and honored to be a member of the WHUR family and its rich legacy.