The College Admissions Scandal will be Coming to a Screen Near You

The College Admissions Scandal will be Coming to a Screen Near You

Looks like there’s a TV show in development about the college admissions scandal. Would you watch this?

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It’s only been less than two months since the largest college admissions scandal ever prosecuted by the Department of Justice came to light, but that hasn’t stopped it from being turned into a television series.

Annapurna Television has optioned the rights to Accepted, a book written by Wall Street Journal reporters Melissa Korn and Jen Levitz that chronicles the criminal conspiracy where 50 wealthy parents used their financial might to bribe coaches or admission services, or to cheat on standardized testing to help get their children into prestigious universities across the country.

And it just so happens to be that the two faces of the scandal are TV stars Lori Loughlin (Full House) and Felicity Huffman (Desperate Housewives).

Loughlin is best known for her role as Aunt Becky in the hit show Full House and its Netflix sequel series Fuller House. She then became the face of the Hallmark channel, starring in the drama When Calls the Heart while appearing in numerous other movies and shows.

Loughlin and her husband were arrested by the FBI on the conspiracy of paying $500,000 to get both their daughters onto the school’s rowing team, even though neither ever participated in the sport. However, they pleaded not guilty, unlike Huffman, who plead guilty for paying $15,000 to boost her daughter’s SAT score.

The one-hour limited series has yet to be picked up by a network, but it will be written by D.V. DeVincentis, who is best known for his Emmy-winning writing on American Crime Story: The People vs. OJ Simpson. Beyond that, he’s written and produced other films such as High Fidelity, Grosse Pointe Blank, and Lay the Favorite.

Regarding casting, having Huffman and Loughlin star as themselves would be both funny and fitting, but highly unlikely. Accepted will be published by the Portfolio division of Penguin Random House, into a limited series. You can read more about this story on Entertainment News.


Here’s how people on the Zip app are weighing in on this all over the country!

Looks like there’s a TV show in development about the college admissions scandal. Would you watch this?

Totals
13% SO into it
87% Nah, don’t care
Males
10% SO into it
90% Nah, don’t care
Females
23% SO into it
77% Nah, don’t care

SO into it

Nah, don’t care


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