Hate the character all you want....
Papa Pope is sticking around FULL TIME!!
In just revealed news, 'Scandal' has upped recurring guest star, Emmy winner Joe Morton to a series regular!
Morton wasn't around during 'Scandal's 4th season, as he landed a role on TNT's 'Proof' and a recurring gig on Netflix's 'Grace and Frankie'.
He also won an Emmy for the role back in 2014.
Nobody chews through scenery like Joe!!!
SUCH GOOD NEWS!