The cast of “Scandal” is stopping by “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Thursday (Sept. 25). Above, watch the cast face off White House vs. Pope & Associates in a game of “Guess the Secret.” As a fun surprise, the cast brings out new cast member Portia de Rossi, Ellen’s wife.

The game gets off to a fast start when they start racially profiling Guillermo Diaz, then we find out Tony Goldwyn once almost set his house on fire, Bellamy Young only learned to ride a bike two years ago, Guillermo sleeps with a stuffed animal every night and Scott Foley was arrested three times in one day (for traffic violations).

Below, the cast talks about the new season, plus Ellen gives them an interesting challenge. She gives each cast member a weird, kind of obtrusive object and tells them the first person to get their object into a scene on the show will get $5000 donated to the charity of his or her choice. Some of them will definitely have an easier time than others.

Season 4 of “Scandal” premieres Thursday, Sept. 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."