Bellamy Young
Bellamy Young’s Mellie Grant’s presidential reign wasn’t supposed to be featured in “Scandal.” Pictured: Young arrives at the premiere of Summit Entertainment’s “Divergent” at the Regency Bruin Theatre on Mar. 18, 2014 in Los Angeles. Getty Images/Kevin Winter

“Scandal” star Bellamy Young recently revealed that the hit ABC series was supposed to end after only six seasons.

Had this been the case, Young’s character, Mellie Grant, will be named as the new president of the United States. However, fans of the show won’t get to see her in action at the White House.

On Tuesday, Young made an appearance on “The Wendy Williams Show,” where she talked about the alternate ending for “Scandal” that was discussed by executive producer Shonda Rhimes. “We asked her at the beginning of the year. We went out to dinner and asked, ‘Is it ending like you always thought it would, or has anything changed?’” she said.

At that time, Rhimes told Young and her co-stars that “Scandal” would end with the inauguration of the new president. This happened in the finale for Season 6. So when they found out that they will return for another season, Young couldn’t help but feel ecstatic.

Last month, Young told TV Line that she knew “Scandal” was supposed to wrap up with President Fitz Grant (Tony Goldwyn) leaving the oval office. “But then the world changed, and I think Rhimes realized she has a few more things to say about racial injustice and gender politics and the state of our world as it is,” she said.

Meanwhile, Young’s character has gone so far since “Scandal” premiered in 2012. At that time, she only had a few lines. Now, Mellie is running the entire country. According to the actress, she was cast for only three episodes. “Shonda knew she wanted to write a presidential divorce, but then she realized that Mellie was a good lever between Olivia and Fitz,” she explained.

“There are a lot of lady presidents on TV right now, but I feel very lucky to be a part of the wave… I know how much it meant to me to see Dennis Haysbert every week get to be president on ’24,’ and I feel like it means that much to me to see all these fabulous ladies get to be president on TV,” she added.

“Scandal” Season 7 airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. EDT on ABC.