Felicity Huffman to star in first acting role since jail time over college admissions scandal: report

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Felicity Huffman will be onscreen soon, Fox News has confirmed.

The “Desperate Housewives” actress, who was caught up in the infamous college admissions scandal and ended up serving 11 days of her 14-day jail term due to her involvement, landed her first gig actor since his release from FCI Dublin last year.

Huffman has signed on to star in an upcoming ABC comedy based on the life of Susan Savage, owner of the Triple-A baseball franchise, the Sacramento River Cats.

The show’s name has remained untitled at this time, but the outlet reported on Monday that the show was introduced to Huffman by Kaplan Entertainment CEO Aaron Kaplan and would be written by Becky Hartman Edwards.

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Actress Felicity Huffman landed her first acting role since the fallout of the college admissions scandal. (JOSEPH PREZIOSO / AFP via Getty Images)

The trio will produce the series.

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Meanwhile, “The Peanut Butter Falcon” Zack Gottsagen is also set to star alongside Emmy-winning Huffman, whose character unexpectedly takes on the role of majority owner of the River Cats after her husband Art Savage died in November. 2009.

Gottsagen will play the couple’s son, a baseball fan with Down’s syndrome.

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The real Sacramento River Cats won a National Triple-A Championship last year and are currently the most valuable franchise in minor league baseball with a value of $ 49 million, according to Deadline.

Huffman was released from jail in October 2019 and in addition to serving her sentence, the actress also received one year of probation, was ordered to perform 250 hours of community service and fined $ 30,000.

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The wife of actor William H. Macy has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest mail fraud. She confessed to paying an admissions consultant $ 15,000 to have a supervisor correct her eldest daughter’s answers to the SAT. She considered the same for her youngest daughter but decided not to.

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