updated 04/05/2012 AT 6:00 PM ET
•originally published 04/06/2012 AT 1:30 PM ET
What could be a better title for Scandal? How about Fast-Talking Big Problem Fixers? Maybe not.
But ABC’s new drama, which premiered Thursday, follows the seriously fast-talking employees of a Washington D.C. crisis management firm with the legendary Olivia Pope (played by Kerry Washington) at the helm.
In the premiere, “Sweet Baby,” viewers are introduced to Pope, a former White House communications director, through the eyes of new hire Quinn Perkins, who cuts her teeth on a pair of cases: a celebrated war hero’s girlfriend is found dead and a woman claims she’s having an affair with the president.