Fan Favorite John Barrowman to Appear on ‘Scandal’

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Actor-singer John Barrowman is known for many things: playing Captain Jack Harkness on both ‘Doctor Who’ and ‘Torchwood’, dancing and singing on stage in productions of ‘Hair’, ‘Miss Saigon’ and ‘Anything Goes’ (among others) as well as his recent stint as Malcolm Merlyn on the hot new CW series ‘Arrow’. And now he will be turning his attention to the hot ABC drama Scandal where he will guest star in the show’s penultimate episode set to air on May 9.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news after series creator Shonda Rhimes posted the following message at Twitter:

“John Barrowman is here working at @ScandalABCtoday. Life is good. #torchwood #captainjack #iamanerd”

This isn’t the first time, though, for Rhimes and Barrowman to work together. He was cast in the 2012 ABC drama pilot ‘Gilded Lily’s from Rhimes that was not picked up by the network.

As is the case for any spoilers on the hot Washington, DC-based series, the role for which Barrowman will play is being kept under wraps; but fans should mark their calendars for May 9 to find out what part he will play.

In the meantime, ‘Scandal’ will return to ABC for the rest of its current, second season on Thursday, April 25 at 10/9c.