Bad news, “Scandal” fans: You’ll have to wait a week longer to see the new season.

ABC has bumped the “Scandal” season premiere and the returns of “Grey’s Anatomy” and “How to Get Away with Murder” back a week from Jan. 19 to Jan. 26. The reason? So it can make room for an ABC News “20/20” special on the presidential inauguration.

The special, titled “America’s First Family: The Trumps Go to Washington,” will air at 10 p.m. ET/PT Thursday, Jan. 19. Reruns of “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal” will air at 8 and 9 p.m.

So, to recap, you’ll have to wait longer to learn the outcome of a fictional presidential election — one that ABC has already been promoting pretty heavily — for a news special on the incoming real-life president, Donald Trump.

In announcing the schedule change, the network says “The move was made in order to accommodate the ABC News special and to ensure that TGIT returned with three original episodes.”

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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