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Felicity Huffman will make her first television appearance since being involved in the college admissions scandal.
The 60-year-old actress is set to star in an embedded pilot episode. good lawyera legal spin-off of ABC’s hit medical drama good doctoraccording to deadlineThis episode will air on good doctorThe 6th season of is on March 6th.
According to the outlet, Huffman will guest star as Janet Stewart.
Her character is tapped to represent Freddie Highmore’s Dr. Sean Murphy, who is looking to win a lawsuit in the episode. , she ends up being replaced by a young lawyer, Joni DeGroot (Kennedy McMann).
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Huffman’s on-screen role comes just over two years after Huffman completed her full story on the college admissions scandal involving prison time, community service, and supervised release.
In May 2019, Huffman pleaded guilty to paying $15,000 to disgraced admissions consultant Rick Singer to force examiners to change her answers after her daughter Sophia took the SAT test. I was.
Huffman served 11 days of a 14-day prison sentence in October 2019. She was also sentenced to 250 hours of community service and released under supervision for a year.
her husband, Shameless Star William H. Macy was not charged.
During the scandal, Huffman starred in three projects: Ava DuVernay’s miniseries when they see us, released in May 2019. Netflix otherness, This fell in July 2019.And a movie directed by Amy Jo Johnson Tammy’s Always Dyinghit the streaming service on May 1, 2020.
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In November 2020, it was announced that Huffman would be starring in a new ABC half-hour comedy. Sacramento River Cats ProjectThe news marked her first project since being involved in the scandal.
Deadline previously reported that the show, written by Becky Hartman Edwards, was inspired by Susan Savage, the real-life owner of the Triple-A baseball team, the Sacramento River Cats.
The series follows Huffman as a woman taking over a minor league baseball team after her husband’s sudden death. At each deadline, she tries to navigate her new normal with the help of her son, played by Zach Gottsagen, a baseball enthusiast with Down syndrome.
“She is honored and grateful to be a part of this project,” a source close to Huffman told PEOPLE at the time.
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Huffman, a former Emmy winner for her work on ABC desperate housewivesalso slated to executive produce the series alongside Edwards and Savage.