Channel Announces New Movie "Freshman Father" for 2010
DREW SEELEY, EMMY AWARD NOMINEE ANNIE POTTS AND MULTIPLE EMMY AWARD
WINNER KIM ZIMMER STAR IN "FRESHMAN FATHER," A HALLMARK CHANNEL
ORIGINAL MOVIE WHICH HAS BEGUN PRODUCTION FOR AIR ON HALLMARK CHANNEL IN
Drew Seeley ("Another Cinderella Story"), Emmy Award nominee
Annie Potts ("Love and War," "Designing Women") and
multiple Emmy Award-winner Kim Zimmer ("Guiding Light") are set
to star in "Freshman Father," a poignant Hallmark Channel
Original Movie based on a true story about a young man whose high school
sweetheart becomes pregnant and accompanies him to Harvard. When she gives
up and goes home, he has to juggle school and all the challenges of being
the single parent of a newborn.
"Freshman Father" has begun production in Victoria, B.C.,
Canada, and will premiere on Hallmark Channel in 2010.
John Patton (Seeley), the small town high school prom king, star
quarterback and class valedictorian is all set to start Harvard in the
fall when his steady girlfriend, Kathy (Britt Irvin, "The
Assistants"), tells him she is pregnant. The couple makes the
difficult decision to marry, and Kathy agrees to follow John to school.
Then, when the compromises and responsibilities of young parenthood wear
on her, Kathy leaves her son, Adam, and John behind to return to her small
Struggling now with his classes, a new job and taking care of his son
by himself, John wonders how he will do it all. His luck improves a bit
when he finds an apartment and his new manager, Dorothy (Potts), becomes
his surrogate mom. But then John realizes he's failed a calculus exam
after an all-nighter taking care of Adam and he decides to throw in the
towel and start packing for home. It's only when an unlikely mentor
appears the hard-nosed Dean Frost (Zimmer) that John gets a second chance
and the support he needs to continue his dream.
"Freshman Father" is being produced by Freshman Father
Productions. Carla Singer ("Twitches") is the executive
producer; Harvey Kahn is the producer. Michael Scott ("Mrs.
Miracle") is directing from a script by Bill Wells
Source: Hallmark Channel Press Release