Most of us assume that amazing fictional TV characters are completely made up. But this isn’t always true. Real people have solved crimes in crazy ways or handled political scandals like masters. This led to them being the inspiration for awesome TV shows. So which of your favorite characters are based on real people? These ten are some of the few!
1Scandal: Olivia Pope is based on Judy Smith
Olivia Pope has a business fixing people’s problems. Most of them are politicians, and deal with crazy scandals that involve sex, drugs, and murder. Judy Smith actually did this for a living and worked on fixing the Monica Lewinsky, Michael Vick, and Paula Deen scandals and more. She still works in crime management and goes by “the fixer.”