Actor Columbus Short is planning to design a clothing range based on the clothes his character wears in hit Tv show Scandal.

Short plays legal ace Harrison Wright in the political drama, and he is eyeing his own fashion line modelled on the litigator, so fans of the show, known as gladiators, can dress just like him.

He tells, "I'm trying to do a line for Middle America - those gladiators out there who want to dress like Harrison, but can't afford it. There's a way to do it. Back in the day, black young men felt like a million dollars with a haircut and a suit jacket, so that's all we need, so that's what my focus is."

The news comes amid a series of real-life dramas for Short, who has been hit with a restraining order following an alleged bust-up with his estranged wife Tanee MCCall-Short. He is also facing trial on a charge of felony aggravated battery over his alleged involvement in a bar brawl last month (Mar14).