Los Angeles (AP) - Comeback for Felicity Huffman, convicted of fraud in a university bribery scandal: About a month after her release from prison, the actress (“Desperate Housewives”) assumed a new role, US media reported on Tuesday.

The 57-year-old should take on the lead role in the pilot episode of a so far nameless comedy series for the TV station ABC and act as a producer.

It is about a widow who inherits her late husband's baseball team.

Huffman was convicted by a Boston court in mid-September.

The US actress had previously pleaded guilty to having paid $ 15,000 in bribes so that her eldest daughter's answers to an entrance exam were subsequently improved.


In October, Huffman had served an 11-day prison sentence in an institution in Dublin, Northern California.

Other requirements included 250 hours of community service.

The university bribery scandal had spread widely.

Dozens of accused include actress Lori Loughlin from the sitcom "Full House" and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli.

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