Felicity Huffman lands 1st acting role since college admissions scandal

The actress, who served 11 days in jail after pleading guilty in the Varsity Blues scandal, will star in an ABC comedy as the unlikely owner of a minor league baseball team.
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Transcript for Felicity Huffman lands 1st acting role since college admissions scandal
We continue with felicity Huffman, the. Translator: Who served 11 days after pleading guilty in that college admissions scandal landing her first acting job since. As we learn new details about Lori LN's life behind bars. Amy is here with more on all of that. Good morning, Amy. That's right good morning, robin. Huffman is an Emmy award winner and Oscar nominee. She quickly owned up to her role in the admissions scandal and now taking on a new one in a new ABC comedy but will her fans welcome her back? This morning, felicity Huffman on the brink of a comeback. Apparently we're in competition with one other family, a generous donation will ensure our kids beat them out? How generous? 15,000. Reporter: Landing a role on the small screen after her college admissions scandal where she pled guilty to paying $15,000 to have a projector correct her daughter's S.A.T. Scores, she spent 11 days behind bars and paid a $30,000 fine along with community service. She comes out maybe with a renewed sense of purpose. That's something that really works for reputation rehabilitation because it's real. Reporter: Huffman now set to star in an ABC comedy as the unlikely owner of a minor league baseball team. A woman who learns to thrive after major setbacks. She's not the only one who could be eyeing a second act. I have to be honest. We may have, well, he may have embellished, lied a bit on our application. Reporter: "Full house" actress Lori Loughlin is currently serving two months in prison after pleading guilty for her role in the scam. She and her husband fashion designer giannulli mossimoaccused of paying $500,000 to get their two daughters into usc. A source close to the star telling ABC news exclusively she's doing as well as can be expected. Her head is high. Lori is handling there with dignity and strength and looking forward to being with her daughters for Christmas. Loughlin was written off hallmark's hit show "When calls the heart" starring on it for How is the trial going? Well -- That good, huh. Reporter: But fans noticed her character has been mentioned. One tweeting, hoping Christmas may bring an announcement Announcer: Now when, it of her return to hope valley. He replayed, amen, brother. From your lips to god's ears. Reporter: A spokesperson is not commenting and a source close to felicity Huffman's family says she is honored and grateful to be a part of the project. George. Thanks very much.

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