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It was just a matter of time: The  juicy college admissions scandal is (as we've all been expecting) becoming a TV series.

Annapurna Television has optioned rights to "Accepted," an upcoming book about the scandal from Wall Street Journal reporters Melissa Korn and Jennifer Levitz. The book will be published by Portfolio, a division of Penguin Random House.

Emmy winner D.V. DeVincentis ("The People v. O.J. Simpson," "High Fidelity") will adapt the book as a limited series. No outlet has picked up the project yet.

Now, who should play Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman (and unindicted hubby William H. Macy)?

Huffman intends to plead guilty to paying $15,000 for someone else take the SAT for her oldest daughter.

Loughlin and Giannulli have pleaded not guilty to paying bribes as high as $500,000 in bribes to help their daughters get into the University of Southern California. They have been charged with a separate count of money laundering conspiracy (along with 14 other parents).

Following the indictments, Loughlin was fired from Hallmark Channel's "When Calls the Heart" and "Garage Sale Mystery" movie series. She was also canned from the final season of Netflix's "Fuller House."

A Netflix film starring Huffman had its release date pushed from April to August. However, "When They See Us" -- the limited series about the Central Park Five from Ava DuVernay in which Huffman has a supporting role as a prosecutor  -- will be released as scheduled on May 31 on Netflix.

[Via THR]