The Scandal Effect: Networks Add Multiple D.C.-Set Dramas

ABC’s Scandal is arguably one of the biggest political dramas to hit network television in years. Its success has prompted other networks to jump onto the political drama-with-a-female-lead bandwagon. It’s being called The Scandal Effect.
 
For the fall of 2014, NBC and CBS are set to premiere two Washington D.C. dramas entitled State and Affairs and Madam Secretary respectively.