The last image of Scott Foley on “Scandal” this season was of his character, Jake Ballard, being thrown into an underground cell for defying the orders of the mysterious spy organization B613. That will not, however, be the last we see of him.
Foley has been promoted to a series regular on the ABC drama, which will begin its third season in the fall. It’s his second show with creator Shonda Rhimes — he previously recurred on “Grey’s Anatomy.”
“I’m thrilled to join such a talented, enthusiastic and professional group of people,” Foley says in a statement. “Shonda and company have created a troupe of layered complex characters, and to be able to be part of that is both exciting and humbling.”
Foley joined “Scandal” for the show’s second story arc of Season 2, playing a military intelligence officer who romanced Olivia (Kerry Washington) while spying on her at the behest of the president (Tony Goldwyn). He was also working for the nefarious B613, and was thrown in the hole after stopping an attempt on Olivia’s life.
He’s currently starring on FOX’s comedy “The Goodwin Games,” which was canceled before it ever really started and will soon wrap up its summertime run.