Heaton and Williams star in CBS TV movie

Mon Sep 8, 2008 9:24pm EDT

Actress Patricia Heaton of the series ''Back to You'' and ''Everybody Loves Raymond'' arrives at the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California September 16, 2007. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Actress Patricia Heaton of the series ''Back to You'' and ''Everybody Loves Raymond'' arrives at the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California September 16, 2007.

Credit: Reuters/Lucy Nicholson

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Patricia Heaton and Treat Williams will star in "Front of the Class," a CBS TV movie that will air under the "Hallmark Hall of Fame" banner.

The drama is based on the true story of Brad Cohen (played by Jimmy Wolk), who was challenged with Tourette syndrome from a young age but defied all odds to become a gifted teacher. Heaton and Williams play Brad's parents.

Production has started in Shreveport, La.

Heaton, who also has appeared in the CBS movies "A Town Without Christmas" and "Miracle in the Woods," is best known for her role as Ray Romano's wife in "Everybody Loves Raymond." Williams starred in the WB series "Everwood."

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