Felicity Huffman is ready to get back to work.
Now that the actress has completed her prison sentence, she’s heading back to ABC for a new TV show.
The 57-year-old actress is set to star in a new comedy series inspired by the life of Susan Savage, the owner of minor league baseball team Sacramento River Cats. The comedy follows Savage as she unexpectedly loses her husband and subsequently inherits the baseball team he owned and loved. The show is expected to balance humor along with the drama of overcoming loss, grief, and family dynamics at work.
The pilot was written by Becky Hartman Edwards, who will executive produce alongside Huffman.
While the script is inspired by Savage and the Sacramento River Cats, writer Edwards will be getting creative by using new characters and loose interpretations, according to a release from the Sacramento River Cats.
The comedy show is set to begin filming in the spring, making it the first acting job Huffman has picked up since being behind bars.
Huffman served her prison sentence in fall of 2019 after pleading guilty for her part in the college admissions scandal that shook the celeb world — aptly dubbed Operation Varsity Blues by the FBI. The actress admitted to paying $15,000 to have an SAT proctor fix her daughter’s wrong answers.
Huffman was charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud, and released on a $250,000 bail.
In September, the actress was sentenced to 14 days in prison. She was also slapped with a $30,000 fine, 250 hours of community service, and a year of supervised release.
She finished up that brief prison stint in October 2019, though, and she’s ready to get behind the camera again.
Actress Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli didn’t get off so easy.
Caught up in the same college admissions scandal, these two stuck it out and tried to fight the charges — but the trial proved to make things worse, if you ask me. Staged photos surfaced of their daughters intentionally posed on rowing machines, there was evidence of bribes paid… none of it was exactly exonerating.
After spending so much time denying any involvement in the scandal, they finally changed their tune earlier this year. Come May, they pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud.
Loughlin and Giannulli are now spending their holiday season behind bars. Loughlin was sentenced to two months behind bars, and is set for release on December 30. Meanwhile, Giannulli nabbed five months in lockup, meaning he won’t be coming home until May 2021.