She caught her prison break.
Ex-con Felicity Huffman has landed her first role following her involvement in the college admissions scandal.
The “Desperate Housewives” alumnae, who served just 11 days of a two-week jail sentence last year, has signed to star in an untitled ABC comedy inspired by the life of Susan Savage, owner of Triple-A baseball’s Sacramento River Cats, according to Deadline.
The project also will star Zack Gottsagen (“The Peanut Butter Falcon”). The series was reportedly pitched to Huffman by producer Aaron Kaplan, CEO of Kapital Entertainment, and will be written by Becky Hartman Edwards (“The Baker and the Beauty,” “The Bold Type”). Huffman, Kaplan (“A Million Little Things”) and Hartman Edwards will executive produce.
Huffman, an Emmy winner and Oscar nominee (“Transamerica”), will play Savage, who in an unexpected move took over as majority River Cats owner following her husband Art Savage’s death in November 2009. Gottsagen will play their son, who has Down syndrome and is himself a baseball fan, reported to Deadline. The real-life team won the Triple-A national championship last year.
If they need to fill out the show’s roster, they may not have to look far for help. “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin is set to be released from prison herself next month after serving a two-month sentence for her participation in the college admissions dustup.