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Portia De Rossi Is Joining "Scandal" Season 4

She better buy a toolbox.

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

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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!

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.
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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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