Felicity Huffman, the “Desperate Housewives” star who was convicted very last yr in the university admissions scandal, just received a new lease on her performing lifestyle. The Instances has confirmed that the Emmy-profitable actress has inked a offer for a comedy pilot for ABC.
In the half-hour Tv clearly show, as still untitled, Huffman will participate in the unlikely owner of a minimal-league baseball crew that she inherited following her husband’s demise. “Peanut Butter Falcon” actor Zack Gottsagen will costar as Huffman’s eldest son, a baseball fanatic who has Down syndrome.
The story is primarily based on the lifestyle of Susan Savage, proprietor of the Triple A Earth Winner Sacramento River Cats. Huffman will also serve as an govt producer on the solitary-camera, ABC Signature output.
Huffman, who is married to actor William H. Macy, was sentenced to 14 days in jail plus a $30,000 high-quality and 250 hrs of local community services immediately after she was convicted of paying out William “Rick” Singer $15,000 to rig her daughter’s faculty entrance examination scores. She wound up serving 11 times in Oct 2019 at a bare minimum stability federal prison in Dublin, Calif.
“I accept the court’s determination right now without reservation,” Huffman explained in a written statement following her sentencing. “I broke the law. I have admitted that, and I pleaded guilty to this criminal offense. There are no excuses or justifications for my steps. Period.”
The “American Crime” actress was one particular of 33 mom and dad — such as fellow thespian Lori Loughlin — charged in a sweeping investigation into consultant Singer’s scheme to assistance wealthy mothers and fathers get their young children into college or university.
Some, like Huffman, ended up accused of paying out him to boost their children’s SAT and ACT scores. Many others have been alleged to have paid much larger sums — in the six figures — to get their kids into elite educational institutions as purported athletic recruits for athletics they did not perform.
Huffman and Loughlin stole the spotlight throughout the scandal, given their popular faces.
Loughlin and outfits-designer husband Mossimo Giannulli pleaded guilty to conspiracy to dedicate fraud following paying a complete of $500,000 to Singer to get their daughters into USC as rowing recruits. She begun her two-month sentence in federal jail in Victorville at the finish of October, although Giannulli commenced serving his 5-month expression in Lompoc on Nov. 19.
Loughlin will have to also pay back a $150,000 good and execute 100 hours of local community support after she is released from custody. Giannulli was ordered to spend $250,000 and full 250 several hours of neighborhood assistance.
Periods staff members writers Matt Ormseth and Joel Rubin contributed to this report.
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