Duo join Seeley in Hallmark original film

Annie Potts and soap star Kim Zimmer will star alongside Drew Seeley in “Freshman Father,” an original film for Hallmark Channel that will air next year.

Potts plays an apartment manager who is a surrogate mother to Seeley’s character, a Harvard undergrad who is in a shotgun marriage and ends up juggling school and parental duties. Zimmer (“Guiding Light”) plays his dean and unlikely mentor. Project is based on a true story.

Production has begun in British Columbia, with Michael Scott directing a script by Bill Wells. Carla Singer is exec producing.

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