Felicity Huffman to Return to Acting in ABC Baseball Comedy

Felicity Huffman at the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards. Photo by Matt Baron/BEI/Shutterstock (10049544o)

Felicity Huffman will be returning to acting starring with The Peanut Butter Falcon actor Zack Gottsagen in an untitled single-camera baseball comedy.

Huffman will play the unlikely owner of a minor league baseball team. After inheriting the team following her husband’s passing, she has to deal with this new life with her dysfunctional family’s help, including her oldest son, a baseball fan with Down’s Syndrome (Gottsagen), her work family, and the Sacramento community.

The project is inspired by Susan Savage, the real owner of the Triple A World Champion River Cats.

Becky Hartman Edwards will write and executive produce the show along with Aaron Kaplan and Dana Honor of Kapital Entertainment executive producing with Joel Zadak of Artists First and Susan Savage. In addition to starring, Huffman will executive produce with Gottsagen producing.

This marks Huffman’s return to acting as she recently completed a short prison sentence due to her involvement in the college admissions scandal. She’s known for her roles in ABC’s Desperate Housewives, American Crime, and Sports Night.

The actress won an Emmy for her time on Desperate Housewives and a Golden Globe for her film Transamerica. Her most recent work includes When They See Us and Get Shorty.