Council of Dads (TV series)

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Council of Dads
  • Drama
Created by
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time45 minutes
Production company(s)Universal Television
Jerry Bruckheimer Television
Midwest Livestock Productions
Original networkNBC
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Council of Dads is an upcoming American drama television series based upon The Council of Dads by Bruce Feiler that was ordered to series by NBC in May 2019, after a pilot order in January 2019.[1] The series will debut as a Midseason entry in the 2019-2020 television season.[2]


When Scott Perry discovers he has cancer he is worried about his daughters growing up without his help and advice. He and his wife Robin recruit six friends to act as a "council of dads" to be father figures to his children.[3]




On January 14, 2019, it was announced that NBC had given the production a pilot order under the name Council of Dads. The pilot was written by Joan Rater and Tony Phelan who executive produces alongside Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, KristieAnne Reed and producers are James Oh, Bruce Feiler.[4] Production companies involved with the pilot include Jerry Bruckheimer Television, Midwest Livestock Productions and Universal Television. On May 7, 2019, it was announced that the production had been given a series order.[3] A few days later, it was announced that the series would premiere as a mid-season replacement in the spring of 2020.[5]


In February 2019, it was announced that Sarah Wayne Callies and Clive Standen had been cast in the pilot's lead roles.[6][7] Alongside the pilot's order announcement, in March 2019 it was reported that Michael O'Neill, Steven Silver and Emjay Anthony had joined the cast.[8]


  1. ^ "Council of Dads – Deadline".
  2. ^ “NBC Fall Schedule: Manifest Held for Midseason, Good Place 'Promoted'” from TV Line (May 12, 2019)
  3. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie; Andreeva, Nellie (7 May 2019). "'Council Of Dads' Drama Picked Up To Series By NBC".
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie; Andreeva, Nellie (15 January 2019). "'Council Of Dads' Drama From Joan Rater & Tony Phelan Gets NBC Pilot Order".
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie; Patten, Dominic (12 May 2019). "NBC Fall 2019-20 Schedule: Not A Lot Of Change For Top-Rated Network, 'Will & Grace' & 'Manifest' Held For Midseason".
  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie; Andreeva, Nellie (13 February 2019). "Sarah Wayne Callies To Star In NBC Pilot 'Council Of Dads'; Michele Weaver & J. August Richards Also Cast".
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie; Andreeva, Nellie (26 February 2019). "'Taken's Clive Standen To Co-Star In NBC Drama Pilot 'Council Of Dads'".
  8. ^ Petski, Denise; Petski, Denise (7 March 2019). "'Council Of Dads': Michael O'Neill, Steven Silver, Emjay Anthony Join NBC Drama Pilot".

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