Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Felicity Huffman Is Back in First TV Series Since College Admissions Scandal — And Should Be!

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I am happy to report that Felicity Huffman — an Emmy winner and past Oscar nominee — is back!

ABC says she’ll co-star in a spin off of “The Good Doctor” called “The Good Lawyer.” The new show will have its pilot within an episode of the current series, and then launch on its own, I hope, in the fall.

Huffman is one of our very best actresses and a really lovely person. She made a mistake in the college admissions scandal and paid the price with unwarranted public humiliation and a short jail sentence. I thought she was treated shabbily by the press.

But that’s over, and this news is very felicitous!

Kennedy McMann (“Nancy Drew”) is set to guest star as Joni DeGroot, the brilliant, funny and self-aware lawyer who is relatively new to her prestigious law firm when she takes Shaun’s case. Living with OCD, Joni has never wanted to be treated differently. While her symptoms take a toll on her personal and professional life, her attention to detail allows her to see cases through a different lens. 

Huffman will play Janet Stewart, a highly regarded attorney and partner at the law firm with a fierce intellect and dry wit. A seasoned veteran, Janet has represented Dr. Aaron Glassman (Richard Schiff) in several legal matters over the years, so he turns to her to represent his beloved protégé. But when Shaun declares that he wants Joni to represent him, Janet is forced to let Joni take lead on the case.

The episode airs March 6th.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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