'Scandal' Season 6 starts...

Tony Goldwyn and Kerry Washington star in the hit ABC series "Scandal."

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  • The series returns in January
  • The first trailer for the new season has been released

(CNN)Get ready for a wild election.

No, we aren't talking about that one.
    Season 6 of "Scandal" starts Thursday, January 19 on ABC and there's a mad dash for the White House.
    At the end of last season, Republican nominee Mellie Grant (Bellamy Young) and vice-presidential choice Jake Ballard (Scott Foley) were poised against Democratic hopeful Francisco Vargas (Ricardo Chavira) and his running mate Cyrus Beene (Jeff Perry).
    The trailer looks action packed.
    And guess who wins?
    We do Gladiators. We do.