Channel Announces New Movie "Freshman Father" Premiere June 5th
ONE FRESHMAN IS EARNING HIS DEGREE IN DADDY
EMMY(R) NOMINEE AND 'HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL' SINGER DREW SEELEY, GOLDEN
GLOBE NOMINEE ANNIE POTTS AND FOUR-TIME EMMY WINNER KIM ZIMMER CO-STAR IN
'FRESHMAN FATHER,' A HALLMARK CHANNEL IN HD ORIGINAL MOVIE PREMIERING JUNE
Inspired By A True Story
One student is about to get a crash course in Parenting 101. When a
college freshman discovers his girlfriend is pregnant, he must learn to
juggle his homework and daddy duty or face losing his scholarship and his
future in "Freshman Father," a Hallmark Channel in HD Original
Movie premiering Saturday, June 5 (9p.m. ET/PT, 8C). Inspired by a true
story, "Freshman Father" stars Golden Globe nominated actress
Annie Potts ("Designing Women"), four-time Emmy(R) winner Kim
Zimmer ("Guiding Light") and Emmy nominee Drew Seeley
("High School Musical") in a story about a young man who is
about to discover he has a lot more to worry about than just the 'freshman
Prom king and queen John Patton (Seeley) and Kathy Blair (Britt Irvin,
"Hot Rod") are the perfect small-town couple. They have
everything they've ever wanted - including John's full ride to Harvard
University. But that all comes crashing down when Kathy gets pregnant the
summer before their freshman year. Deciding to keep the baby, the couple
gets married and moves to Cambridge, MA so John can pursue his dream and
keep his scholarship at the Ivy League school.
However, John soon finds out that having a family while trying to ace
math is harder than it seems, and he becomes overwhelmed. After failing
calculus the first semester, John decides to take it again, against the
advice of icy Dean Frost (Zimmer), who seems convinced that John is
setting himself up for failure. Then, unhappy Kathy leaves Cambridge and
her family behind after baby Adam is born. John loses his married student
housing, and almost loses his mind, until he finds eccentric-but-motherly
psychic, Dorothy (Potts), who has a room to rent and plenty of advice to
offer. Dorothy believes John is a hero, but it is up to John to take care
of his son alone, and prove to Dean Frost he belongs in the Harvard halls,
or risk losing his scholarship and, worst of all, flunking fatherhood.
"Freshman Father" is a Freshman Father Productions film.
Carla Singer is the executive producer and Harvey Kahn is the producer.
Michael M Scott directed from a script by Bill Wells.
Source: Hallmark Channel Press