“Good Morning America’s” Lara Spencer made a scandalous mistake on Wednesday morning when she said on the air that the sixth season of ABC’s hit series “Scandal” will be the last.
ABC renewed “Scandal” for a sixth season in April, and the network has not said when the show will come to an end.
As Spencer showed behind-the-scenes snaps of the cast at the first season 6 table read, she said “[It’s] a little bittersweet, however, because it has been said this is also going to be the final season.”
Spencer’s conclusion sounded far-fetched, even to her co-host Michael Strahan.
“No. Who said that?” Strahan asked Spencer.
Spencer held her ground with the rumor, “Well, I’m afraid to say Shonda Rhimes… yeah.”
Rhimes wasn’t too happy with Spencer’s comments. She immediately tweeted, “Whoa, @GMA: I never said this was the final season of#scandal. Way to make me spit out my coffee!”
Spencer corrected her mistake in a later segment and Rhimes thanked her for that.
Thank you for the correction, @LaraSpencer -- you have my back!❤️— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) July 27, 2016
Both "GMA" and "Scandal" air on ABC.