Over the weekend, LeBron James and company debuted a new episode of The Shop. Throughout the new episode, James and his star studded cast touched on a number of topics including Magic Johnson‘s departure from the Lakers, Lonzo Ball‘s separation from Big Baller Brand and more. One topic that came up unexpectedly was the ongoing college admissions scandal. During the show’s brief discussion about the scandal, Don Cheadle, Jimmy Iovine and Maverick Carter made some very poignant comments. Cheadle argued that these parents made these decisions for themselves more so than their kids. Iovine also noted that the whole thing was a mess. Most notably, Carter touched upon people’s misguided concern about how the authorities chose to come to the homes of those involved during the early hours of the morning. Carter noted that when you’re a criminal that’s how the authorities treat you.
Now, it looks like there will be even more conversation about the ongoing college admission scandals. Annapurna TV has announced that it will be developing a limited series about these developing events. As reported by Variety, “Annapurna Television has optioned the rights to the upcoming book Accepted by Melissa Korn and Jennifer Levitz.” The show will be produced by Sue Naegle, Ali Krug, and Patrick Chu. Behind the scenes, D.V. DeVincentis will adapt the book to television. Previously, DeVincentis has worked on shows such as The People vs. O.J. Simpson and films such as High Fidelity.
As the show continues to develop, those involved will continued to face very real consequences. On May 13th, actress Felicity Huffman is expected to plead guilty to her involvement in aspects of the scandal. Meanwhile, Full House alum, Lori Loughlin, will be facing much stiffer consequences. As Def Pen previously reported, Loughlin denied an initial plea deal and has been hits with an additional charge of money laundering.