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    Jul 23, 2014

    Portia De Rossi Is Joining "Scandal" Season 4

    She better buy a toolbox.

    Former Arrested Development star Portia de Rossi is heading to Scandal Season 4, the actress's rep confirmed to BuzzFeed.

    Jesse Grant / Getty

    De Rossi's wife, Ellen DeGeneres, was the first to tweet about her "top secret arc" on the ABC drama on Wednesday.

    So annoying when people brag on twitter & that's why I'm not tweeting that Portia just signed on to do a top secret arc on "Scandal". Oops.

    Ellen DeGeneres@TheEllenShow

    So annoying when people brag on twitter & that's why I'm not tweeting that Portia just signed on to do a top secret arc on "Scandal". Oops.

    12:38 PM - 23 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    The show's writers also confirmed the news shortly thereafter.

    We are so excited to have Portia de Rossi joining us this coming season!

    Scandal Writers@ScandalWriters

    We are so excited to have Portia de Rossi joining us this coming season!

    1:37 PM - 23 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    While it's still unclear what role de Rossi will be stepping into or how many episodes she'll be in, the possibilities are endless: Perhaps Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington), who we last saw flying out of town with Jake Ballard (Scott Foley), is bringing her in as a fixer to fix her crumbling fixer firm; perhaps she'll be joining Olivia Pope & Associates in Harrison's (Columbus Short) place; or perhaps she's working with Mama Pope (Khandi Alexander), building a tunnel to break her out of the "hole."

    Anything is possible in Shondaland, and at least de Rossi already knows how to rock all white!

    Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times / MCT

    Portia de Rossi arrives at the 86th annual Academy Awards on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles.

    Scandal Season 4 will premiere on Thursday, Sept. 25, at 9 p.m. on ABC.

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