'Scandal,' 'Modern Family' and 'Nashville' cast members to attend correspondents' dinner

Actor Tony Goldwyn, who plays President Fitzgerald Grant, actress Kerry Washington, who plays crisis manager Olivia Pope, and "Scandal" creator Shonda Rhimes will be attending the April 27 event as the guests of ABC News.

Washington is a regular at D.C. events. She's attended the dinner many times in the past and was also at Obama's inauguration.

Sofia Vergara, Eric Stonestreet, Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen from "Modern Family" — who've been dinner regulars — are also attending.

Joining them will be Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere and Charles Esten from "Nashville," Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Admiral James Winnefeld, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

— This post was updated at 2:18 p.m.