Felicity Huffman is returning to acting a year and a half after being charged in the college admissions scandal

Actress Felicity Huffman arrives at federal court in Boston on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, to face charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • Felicity Huffman has signed a deal to act in a comedy pilot for ABC, the Los Angeles Times reported.
  • The pilot will be her first acting job since being charged in the college admissions scandal. 
  • Huffman spent 11 days in prison last year after pleading guilty in May 2019 to paying $15,000 to have her daughter's SAT answers falsified as part of the scheme. 
  • In the new pilot, she will play a widow who inherits a minor-league baseball team after her husband's death.
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Felicity Huffman, who last year spent nearly 2 weeks in prison for her role in the college admissions scandal, is returning to acting.

The Emmy-winning actor just signed a deal to star in a comedy pilot for ABC, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The show, based on the life of Triple A World Champion Sacramento River Cats owner Susan Savage, will feature Huffman as a widow who inherits a minor-league baseball team after her husband's death, and will co-star actor Zack Gottsagen as her baseball-loving son who has Down syndrome, Deadline first reported.

This will be Huffman's first job in acting since she was charged in the college admissions scandal in March 2019.

Huffman, who is married to actor William H. Macy, pleaded guilty in the scheme in April 2019, admitting to paying $15,000 to have an SAT proctor correct her eldest daughter's exam answers.

She was sentenced to 14 days in prison at a minimum-security facility in Dublin, California, ordered to pay $30,000, and told to serve 250 hours of community service, during which she helped women adjust to life after prison.

Huffman served 11 days of her prison sentence and was released in October 2019.

She was among dozens of parents charged in the college admissions scheme, a group that also included actor Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli.

Loughlin and Giannulli are currently serving prison sentences after pleading guilty to paying $500,000 to have their daughters admitted into the University of Southern California as purported crew recruits.

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