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Kim Zimmer Reunites With Designing Women’s Annie Potts for Hallmark Flick

More information is coming out about Freshman Father, the TV-movie Guiding Light alum Kim Zimmer recently revealed she was filming. According to Variety, the Hallmark Channel film will reunite Zimmer with Annie Potts, whom she worked with some 20 years earlier when Zimmer guest-starred on Potts' hit CBS sitcom Designing Women.

On Designing Women Zimmer played Mavis, the cousin of loveable-yet-dimwitted office manager Charlene (Jean Smart). Mavis was trapped in an abusive marriage in the powerful episode of the sassy, Southern-fried sitcom. Potts portrayed Charlene's best friend, sardonic, divorced mom Mary Jo. See clip above courtesy of Nohea Star.

Here's what Zimmer said about Fresham Father to TV Guide Canada:

Happy Birthday “Rowdy Girl” Kim Zimmer!

Today marks the anniversary of the birth of the woman who is without a doubt the sexiest of the 80's soap superdivas, Kim Zimmer (Reva Shayne). I didn't start watching Guiding Light until 1993, so my indoctrination to the fabulousness that is Zimmer actually took place on one of my favorite primetime sitcoms, Designing Women. Zimmer guest-starred on the CBS series as Mavis, Charlene's(Jean Smart) cousin, who was being abused by her husband. Zimmer made such an impression as the broken, tormented wife, she stole the show from Southern-fried comedic phenom Delta Burke, who donned black face to impersonate Diana Ross during a talent show in the same episode!

From the Archive: Constance Towers Interview

All daytime dramas have their icons. Actors and actresses whose own names are as easily recognizable as the characters they portray. Constance Towers is one such actor. For nearly a decade she has personified General Hospital’s Helena Cassadine, one of the greatest villains in daytime history, igniting the imaginations and loyalty of daytime fans everywhere.

It is not just in the world of daytime that Constance Towers has left her mark. She has starred opposite such Hollywood legends as John Wayne in
Horse Soldiers, Glenn Ford in Fate is the Hunter, Yul Brenner in the stage version of The King & I, and has appeared on numerous television shows such as Matlock, LA Law, Capitol and more recently Criminal Minds.

Daytime Confidential's Belinda, interviewed Constance Towers for TV Fan Online before Daytime Confidential was even a spec in Luke's eye. The interview is now being archived here at Daytime Confidential for all to enjoy for years to come.