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Lifetime Is Making a Movie About the College Admissions Scandal

They certainly didn't waste any time.


When anything vaguely dramatic dominates headlines, it’s pretty much a given that Lifetime will make a movie about it. The network is also not known to waste any time, so it makes sense that they’ve just announced that a dramatization of the college admissions scandal is already in the works.

On Tuesday’s presentation for the Television Critics Association, Rob Sharenow, president of A&E Networks, revealed that the film will air as soon as this fall. There’s been no word yet on casting or official title, but the project is temporarily being called simply “College Admissions Scandal” (hopefully they can come up with something a bit more enticing than that).

The network also said in a statement that the movie will center around “two wealthy mothers who share an obsession with getting their teenagers into the best possible college,” and “must face the consequences of their crimes and the loss of trust and respect from their families.” It’s probably safe to assume that these characters will be based on actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, who were at the forefront of the scandal when it first broke in March.

Even though the fallout of scandal is hardly over, it’s pretty typical of Lifetime to put their spin on a story; even if it’s “unauthorized.” Let us remind you of the Unauthorized Saved By the Bell Story, Unauthorized Beverly Hills, 90210 Story, or the ever-relevant Unauthorized Full House Story (hi, Aunt Becky). Surely, we can expect a cinematic experience of equal caliber for the network’s upcoming project, and we cannot wait.