Felicity Huffman to film TV pilot after serving prison time for college admissions scam
Emmy Award-winning actress Felicity Huffman is set to star in her first television series since serving a prison sentence on charges stemming from the college admissions scandal.
Huffman will co-star in a comedy pilot inspired by Susan Savage, the owner of the Triple-A baseball team the Sacramento River Cats. Huffman is set to depict the woman after she inherits the minor-league team following her husband’s death.
She is helped by her family, including her son, played by actor Zack Gottsagen, and the Sacramento community.
The announcement was first reported by Deadline.
Huffman, who has also been nominated for an Oscar, was indicted in 2019 in the college admissions scandal that charged dozens of parents with lying, paying bribes and more to get their children into elite colleges and universities.
Huffman pled guilty to mail fraud and honest services fraud over charges from paying an SAT proctor to alter her daughter’s answers and improve her score on the standardized test.
She was sentenced to serve 14-days at the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, Calif. She was released early after 11 days.
Huffman was also ordered to pay a $30,000 fine and perform 250 hours of community service.
Huffman has previously starred in multiple ABC shows, including “Desperate Housewives,” “Sports Night” and “American Crime.”
Fellow actress Lori Loughlin also pleaded guilty earlier this year in the college admissions scandal, dubbed “Operation Varsity Blues” by federal officials.
Loughlin was accused alongside her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, of paying $500,000 in bribes for the couple’s daughters to be accepted into the University of Southern California.