With all the drama surrounding troubled actor Columbus Short, we weren’t certain he’d ever book another big television show. As previously reported, in April 2014, the actor announced his exit from ABC’s meghit “Scandal.”
“At this time I must confirm my exit from a show I’ve called home for three years, with what is the most talented ensemble on television today. I would like to first thank Shonda Rhimes for the opportunity to work with such an amazing cast. Thank you GLADIATORS, who have supported me throughout my entire career and of course to ABC and Shondaland for allowing me to play such a pivotal role in the ‘Scandal’ series. I have enjoyed every single minute of it. Everything must come to an end and unfortunately the time has come for Harrison Wright to exit the canvas. I wish nothing but the best for Shonda, Kerry and the rest of the cast, who have become like a second family to me in such a short amount of time. For this, I will forever be grateful,” his publicist, Anesia Williams, wrote in a brief statement.
Following his departure, Short’s life seemed to unravel after his wife accused him of threatening to kill her and then himself. She later filed for divorce, which seemed to be the match that lit the fuse of a string of destructive behavior, including bar fights, several arrests and skipping out on court.
Now that the dust has settled, Short is making his comeback by joining TV One’s original horror franchise “Fear Files,” According to E! News, Short will take on the role of City Councilman Harvey Jordan, who plans to build a football stadium in a low-income neighborhood that ends up causing friction within the community. A fire breaks out resulting in the death of the last resident who strongly opposes his plan, leading the community to believe the fire was intentional. Starring alongside Short is “Let’s Stay Together” actress Erica Hubbard, playing the part of a reporter named Kelisia Waters, whom Jordan must win over to help sway the media that he had nothing to do with the fatal incident.
“Fear Files” premieres Friday, March 13 at 8 p.m.EST on TV One. Will you be watching?