By Jennifer Armstrong
Updated September 28, 2009 at 09:36 AM EDT

Annie Potts and Kim Zimmer will join Drew Seeley in the Hallmark Channel film Freshman Father, Variety reports. The movie, set to air in 2010, will feature Potts as an apartment manager who’s a surrogate mother to Seeley’s character, a Harvard undergrad juggling school, a shotgun marriage, and parenthood, and Emmy-winning Guiding Light star Zimmer as his dean and mentor. Production has already begun in British Columbia on the project, which is based on a true story.