August 2, 2021

Felicity Huffman to star in her first comedy out of jail

Felicity Huffman

Felicity Huffman prepares to return to work after serving a sentence imposed by a judge, after pleading guilty to paying $ 15,000 for her oldest daughter, 19-year-old Sophia, to get a good grade on her exam. admission to university and could access a good institution.

The actress, who was sentenced to fourteen days in prison, paid a fine of $ 30,000 and performed 250 hours of community service, in addition to spending a year on probation, will be part of a new comedy that will be broadcast on the ABC channel of USA.

As the magazine learned PeopleThis is a sitcom whose chapters will last half an hour. The series written by Becky Hartman Edwards, which still has no name, is inspired by the life of Susan Savage, owner of the Sacramento River Cats baseball team.

The project, which will record its pilot episode in the coming months, will have Huffman as the protagonist. The Oscar winner will play Savage, a woman who inherits a minor league baseball team following the unexpected death of her husband. She will try to navigate her new normal with the help of her son, a sports lover with Down syndrome, played by Zack Gottsagen. In addition to acting, the actress will executive produce the fiction alongside Edwards and Savage.

At the end of October, the legal team of the protagonist of Desperate housewives He assured that Huffman has already complied with the 250 hours of community service imposed by the judge, paid the $ 30,000 bail and spent two weeks in prison, as established. His probation is also nearing completion, which would allow him to return to his life with total normality.

“I completely accept my guilt, with much regret and shame for what I did. I also accept responsibility for my actions and the consequences that this may bring, “said the actress in a statement six months ago, when her actions were known.

“I want to especially apologize to the students who work hard every day to get into college, to their parents who make tremendous sacrifices to support their children honestly,” he added in his statement. Along the same lines, she said that she was ashamed of the pain she caused to her family, friends and the educational community: “This transgression towards her and the public will remain with me for the rest of my life. My desire to help my daughter is not an excuse for breaking the law or committing a dishonest act, “he said.

In recent months, her daughter Sophia, who said she knew nothing of what her mother did, took the exam in question again, obtaining a good grade and entering university.

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