Getty Images
Getty Images

Felicity Huffman Returns to Acting after Serving Prison Sentence in College Admissions Scandal

Junie Sihlangu
Dec 02, 2020
06:00 A.M.

Last year, actress Felicity Huffman served her prison time after being implicated in the college admissions scandal. Now it’s been reported that the star is coming back to acting on ABC.


“Desperate Housewives” actress Felicity Huffman, 57, pleaded guilty for her involvement in the college admissions scandal in May 2019. The star was accused of paying Rick Singer, a college consultant, to change her daughter’s SAT test scores.

Huffman paid Singer $15,000 to make the forged documents for Sophia. In October of the same year, the actress ended up being charged with a fourteen-day prison sentence of which she only served 11 days.

Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy at the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 21, 2018, in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy at the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 21, 2018, in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

The star was also given 250 hours of community service and was placed on supervised release for one year. Her husband, William H. Macy, the “Shameless” actor, was not charged in the case.

Huffman only appeared in three different projects from the time she was implicated until halfway through 2020. She starred in the miniseries “When They See Us,” “Otherhood,” and the film “Tammy's Always Dying.”


“When They See Us” was released in May 2019, while Netflix's “Otherwood” came out two months later. The movie she appeared in only landed on streaming services on May 1 this year.

Now it’s been reported that Huffman has found her first project since her involvement in the college admissions scandal. Last month, her representative confirmed that she had completed her full sentence, including all the extra stipulations.


She’s set to star on ABC’s yet-untitled half-hour comedy. The show was written by Becky Hartman Edwards and was inspired by Susan Savage who is the real-life owner of the Sacramento River Cats, which happens to be a Triple-A baseball team.

Huffman only served part of her sentence because she was released early from the Federal Correctional Institution in California.

The project is only a pilot production and in it, Huffman will play Savage who inherited her husband's minor-league baseball team after he died suddenly. In the show, the actress has to manage her new life with the help of her son, played by Zack Gottsagen, who is a baseball lover with Down syndrome.


A source, which is allegedly close to Huffman, revealed how she was handling the news of her casting. Speaking to “People” magazine, the insider claimed:

"She is honored and grateful to be a part of this project.”


Huffman previously won an Emmy Award for her work on ABC's “Desperate Housewives.” She has been credited as the executive producer for the new upcoming series alongside Edwards and Savage.

The star only served part of her sentence because she was released early from the Federal Correctional Institution in California. Another celebrity who is currently serving time (two-months) for the same scandal is actress Lori Loughlin.

Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Related posts

Neal McDonough Was Fired and Then Lost House Because He Refused to Appear Unfaithful to Wife on Screen

December 27, 2023

Goldie Hawn's Two Children Were Denied by Their Biological Dad despite His Next Wife’s Attempts to Reconcile the Families

December 28, 2023

What Is Freddie Simpson Doing Now? The Actress's Last Film Was in 2002

November 18, 2023

Tempestt Bledsoe & Her Long-Term Boyfriend Darryl M. Bell Once Took Part in a Reality Show

November 14, 2023

Inside Julia Roberts' $11.25M San Francisco Home Where She Could 'Be a Person, a Mom, a Wife'

December 28, 2023

Kayna Whitworth: A Successful TV Journalist and a Doting Mother of Two Sons

November 23, 2023

Gina Kimmel Is a Costume Designer & Jimmy Kimmel’s Ex-wife

December 02, 2023

Who Is Gypsy Rose Blanchard, Who Was Forced to Fake Illness in Wheelchair & Was Involved in Mother's Passing?

December 29, 2023

Roman Krause: Peter Krause's Son Grew up Out of the Spotlight

November 20, 2023

Gypsy Rose Blanchard Is Out of Prison & Seen for the 1st Time While Shopping with Husband

December 29, 2023

Fielder Jewett Became Hunter Doohan's Husband after They Met on Tinder

December 06, 2023

Roseanne Barr Glows in Loose Long Hair after She 'Lost Everything' Being 'Stabbed in the Back'

January 10, 2024

Tin Swe Thant Had to Change Her Name in School – More about Alex Wagner's Mother

November 29, 2023

Am I Wrong to Send My Son's Stepdad a Christmas Card with Medical Bill Inside?

December 22, 2023