Felicity Hoffman is returning to TV and will star in the baseball comedy in ABC – Deadline

Exclusive: Felicity Hoffman Back to acting – and to ABC With one camera comedy I got a major pilot production commitment on the network. Diluted peanut butter‘s Zak Gottsagen The stars participating in the project from Aaron Kaplan‘s Capital Entertainment.

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written by Becky Hartman Edwards, The untitled comedy based on Susan Savage, the true owner of the Triple A baseball team, Sacramento River Cats. It’s Hoffmann’s first project since the 2019 college admission scandal.

The Emmy Award-winning actress has been severely prosecuted for TV series and pilots since she completed her short prison sentence after pleading guilty to fraud more than a year ago. Kaplan approached Hoffman with an idea about a series inspired by Savage, to which she responded. He has brought Hartman Edwards as a writer, and Gottsagen, who has a talent deal with Kapital, has joined the co-star opposite Huffman. The project was directed, attracted many offers, and eventually made it to ABC. Then she was laid off at ABC Signature.

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Funny, surprising, and sometimes heartbreaking half hour about love, loss, family, and the baseball trio, The Project stars Hoffman as the unlikely owner of a minor league baseball team. After suddenly losing her husband and inheriting his beloved team, she is forced to navigate her new normal with the help of her dysfunctional family, including her eldest son (Gottsagen), a baseball lover with Down syndrome, her working family and the Sacramento community at large. This is the story of a woman navigating grief, local politics, the work of sport and learning to not only adapt, but thrive.

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Hartmann Edwards, Hoffman and Savage produce executives alongside Kapital’s Kaplan, Dana Honor, and Artists First’s Joel Zadak. Gottsagen Producer. ABC Signature is the studio.

Both Hoffman and Kaplan have a long history in ABC.

Hoffman’s major television series were all three on ABC and they have all received critical acclaim: The Comedy Sports nightdrama Desperate Housewives And anthology for drama American crime. All three roles earned Hoffman Grand Prix nominations; She won an Emmy Award for Desperate Housewives.

Kaplan’s first producer comic Funny in farsi He was in ABC. He currently has three series on the network: Drama A million little things, comedy American housewife And the upcoming limited series Movement women.

On television, Hoffman recently co-starred in the award-winning Netflix limited-edition series Ava DuVernay. When they see us. In terms of features, Hoffman’s most recent credits include Oscar-nominated Netflix the last Andy Tammy is always dying. It is represented by ICM Partners.

Peanut Butter Hawk She starred for Gottsagen’s acting debut. His role as aspiring wrestler Zach in the comedy-drama The Buddy earned him awards, including the Rising Star Award at the 2020 Palm Springs Film Festival and the 2020 Newcomer Award from the Hollywood Critics Association. He is represented by Jill Williamson of KMR, Zadak and Attorney Priya Verma in Maurice Jorn.

Hartman Edwards recently worked as an Executive Producer at ABC Baker and beauty And Freeform’s The bold type. It is represented by UTA, Literate, and Del Shaw Moonves.

In 1999, Triple-A Vancouver Canadians Club of the Pacific Coast League was bought by a group led by Art Savage who moved the team to West Sacramento, and renamed it River Cats. Savage was the team’s elder owner until his death in November 2009 at the age of 58. His widow, Susan, became the majority owner after her husband’s death, which led to the franchise’s success. In 2016, River Cats was named the most valuable baseball franchise in Major League Baseball with a value of $ 49 million. The team is the Triple A Championship holders after winning the championship title last year.

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