Scroll down for video Power women: Kerry Washington and Ellen Pompeo reigned supreme at the ABC Upfront in NYC on Tuesday where they celebrated their successful TV shows Scandal and Grey's Anatomy respectively Black high heels with wide crisscrossing straps added height to her slender frame, while a softly tousled 'do swept the tops of her bare shoulders.
Kerry, of course, plays Olivia Pope, former White House Communications Director-turned-owner of a crisis management company who finds that escaping her past isn't quite as easy as she thought.
There was no 'scandal' here as Kerry continued her walk of success down the arrivals line, posing now and then with a hand on hip and a smile. The year-old Scandal star was dressed to impress in a sparkly spiked bustier and tailored black trousers On top of her game: Kerry's popular show will be returning for a fifth season in the fall and its currently held time slot Highly rated: Ellen took to Instagram on Tuesday to share her excitement for her returning series, writing: The soft colour brought out the golden highlights of her blonde hair, while sassy red pumps added a special zeal to the overall look.
If Ellen, 45, was mourning the departure of co-star Patrick Dempsey - whose character Dr. Derek 'McDreamy' Shepherd perished following a devastating car crash - she wasn't showing it.
Friends and former co-stars: The stars were smiling wholeheartedly as they exchanged a few words Hugs: Kerry and Don didn't mind sharing a cosy hug either in front of the cameras Slick: Pompeo took to social media to share her excitement that Grey's Anatomy season 12 in on the way. We are rolling out Season All because of you Get ready for lots of selfies,' Ellen wrote in the caption of a photo of her smiling self. Kerry, meanwhile, had fun cosying up to Don Johnson in front of the cameras.
Portia de Rossi - who joined Scandal last season - rocked a sexy zipper bustier and capri trousers The year-old actor, who looked suave in a navy suit, light blue shirt and tie, was promoting his own new ABC series entitled Oil. Oil follows a working-class couple who hope to reap their fortune in oil-rich North Dakota where they run into interference from a ruthless tycoon.
Modern Family star Julie Bowen was a captivating sight in a blue and black mesh number with sparkly clutch and contemporary bracelet to match In good company: Julie showcased the wacky side of her sitcom character as she hammed it up for he cameras and made silly poses Rainbow bright: Tracee Ellis Ross looked amazing in a snowy white dress with rainbow-hued accents down the sleeves and sides Star turnout: The black-ish star took a moment to pose with her co-star Anthony Anderson at the event Portia de Rossi, who joined Scandal in its fourth season, showed her smart edge in a tight-fitted black strapless top with capri-length black trousers, along with golden heels.
The actress wore a light brush of make-up to enhance her fair features and her hair was a sassy blonde bob. Scandal star Darby Stanchfield looked amazingly svelte in a black turtleneck dress and gladiator-style red-strapped heels.
The Middle star Patricia Heaton wowed in a skintight grey dress with black peep-toe heels Turning up the heat: The brunette beauty highlighted her good looks with a black leather-like top and monochrome patterned pencil skirt, with pointy black heels and a small black clutch finishing off the dramatic outfit.
Fresh Off The Boat star Constance Wu offered a glimpse of her toned midsection by wearing a blue embellished crop top and matching flare skirt to the event. Clearly Scandal star Bellamy Young was among the stand outs at this bash Dapper dudes: Scandal star Scott Foley wore a dark suit and white unbuttoned dress shirt with no tie Politically correct: Eric Stonestreet seemed tickled to be attending the ABC Upfront Tracee Ellis Ross, who stars in the ABC comedy black-ish, stood out in a snowy white dress with rainbow-bright accents down the split sleeves and side.
Ross took a moment to pose with her series co-star Anthony Anderson, who looked too hip in black jeans, white unbuttoned shirt and black jacket, along with new-looking athletic shoes.
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