As our loyal readers know, we write about college admissions every day of the week. Imagine that: figuring out a topic related to the highly selective college admissions process and then opining on it. Every. Single. Day. Thursdays. Sundays. Christmas Day. Yom Kippur (hey, we’re no Sandy Koufax!). This year, it’s been especially difficult because back in April we announced that we’d no longer be reporting on every breaking development in the college admissions scandal involving an unscrupulous college admissions consultant who helped students bribe college athletic coaches and cheat on the SAT. After all, the core objective of our college admissions blog is to correct misconceptions about the admissions process and offer insights into how people can beat an unfair process fairly and ethically. Sharing every update on Lori Loughlin’s defense doesn’t achieve that objective.
But today, we just had to share the news that there will be a movie of the week about the college admissions scandal. Because who doesn’t love a good movie of the week? On Lifetime no less. Hey, a Lifetime movie of the week was probably playing in the background when our very company was formed. Oh how the network has changed since its “television for women” days. Or has it not? Anyhow, as reports Bianca Betancourt for Teen Vogue, the newly announced movie of the week, dubbed College Admissions Scandal, “will follow two wealthy mothers who share an obsession with getting their teenagers into the best possible college. When charismatic college admissions consultant Rick Singer offers a side door into the prestigious institutions of their dreams, they willingly partake with visions of coveted acceptance letters in their heads.”
And this newly announced Lifetime movie of the week isn’t the same project as the admissions scandal limited series in development at Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures. Yes, it’s quite possible there will be competing college admissions scandal TV projects in 2020! Oh boy oh boy.
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