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NBC has given a pilot green light to Council of Dads, a drama inspired by Bruce Feiler’s book from Doubt creators Joan Rater and Tony Phelan, Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Universal TV where Rater and Phelan have an overall deal.

Written by Rater and Phelan, Council of Dads is inspired by Feiler’s bestselling memoir The Council of Dads: My Daughters, My Illness and the Men Who Could Be Me. It is the story of Scott Perry and his family, whose lives are thrown into upheaval when he gets a potentially terminal diagnosis. Facing his mortality, he and his wife, Robin, assemble a unique group of carefully chosen friends to support his family and guide them through the ups and downs of life’s many challenges.

Feiler’s The Council of Dads was published in 2010 by William Morrow & Company. It chronicles the real-life experiences of bestselling author Feiler, who in 2008 was diagnosed with rare, life-threatening cancer. Fearing what the absence of a father figure would do to the lives of his young twin daughters, he looked at his male friends and realized that there was no one person perfectly suited for the job. So he formed a Council of Dads, which consisted of six of his closest friends who agreed to help him raise his daughters. Each had his area of expertise: homework dad, outdoors dad, etc., so the girls knew who to turn to for a specific issue when their mother’s help was not enough. Feiler’s story has a happy ending – he made a full recovery, and the council was never fully activated.

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Sarah Wayne Callies To Star In NBC Pilot ‘Council Of Dads’; Michele Weaver & J. August Richards Also Cast

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The Walking Dead and Colony alumna Sarah Wayne Callies is set as the lead of Council of Dads, NBC’s drama pilot inspired by Bruce Feiler’s book. Love Is___ star Michele Weaver and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s J. August Richards co-star in the project from Doubt creators Joan Rater and Tony Phelan, Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Universal TV.

Written by Rater and Phelan, Council of Dads is the story of Scott Perry and his family, whose lives are thrown into upheaval when he gets a potentially terminal diagnosis. Facing his mortality, he and his wife, Robin (Callies), assemble a unique group (council) of carefully chosen friends to support his family and guide them through the ups and downs of life’s many challenges.

Callies’ Robin is an OB/GYN, the mother/stepmother to four children ranging in age from 7 to 21 – and she’s pregnant.

Weaver will play the eldest child Luly Perry, whom Scott had before he met Robin. A talented writer, she is focused on her future and waiting to hear if she’ll get an important internship at a prominent New York publication.

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And more casting news....yay for Clive Standen, I wouldn't mind him on the screen soon!
‘Taken’s Clive Standen To Co-Star In NBC Drama Pilot ‘Council Of Dads’

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Council of Dads is the story of Scott Perry and his family, whose lives are thrown into upheaval when he gets a potentially terminal diagnosis. Facing his mortality, he and his wife, Robin (Callies), assemble a unique group (council) of carefully chosen friends to support his family and guide them through the ups and downs of life’s many challenges.

Standen plays Anthony Lavelle. One of Scott’s oldest friends, Anthony is a chef and wears his heart on his sleeve.

‘Council Of Dads’: Michael O’Neill, Steven Silver, Emjay Anthony Join NBC Drama Pilot

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Michael O’Neill (Jack Ryan), Steven Silver (13 Reasons Why), Emjay Anthony (Chef) and Thalia Tran are set as series regulars opposite Sarah Wayne Callies and Clive Standen in Council of Dads, NBC’s drama pilot inspired by Bruce Feiler’s book, from Doubt creators Joan Rater and Tony Phelan, Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Universal TV...

O’Neill will play Larry Malvern, a calming presence who is used to being in charge.

Silver will portray Evan, a smart, caring young man with a great sense of humor who has been taking care of his sick mother.

Anthony portrays Theo Perry, Scott’s son who thinks the world is against him and that he can’t do anything.

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It's been picked up to series;

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NBC has given a series order to drama pilot Council of Dads, from Doubt creators Joan Rater and Tony Phelan, Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Universal TV.The project, inspired by Bruce Feiler’s best-selling memoir, had been a standout throughout the pilot process. Having a similar sensibility to This Is Us, Council of Dads is considered a potential companion for the hit family drama.

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When Scott, a loving father of four, has his entire life’s plan thrown into upheaval by a cancer diagnosis, he calls on a few of his closest allies to step in as back-up dads for every stage of his growing family’s life. Scott assembles a trusted group of role models that includes Anthony, his oldest friend; Larry, his AA sponsor; and Oliver, his surgeon and best friend to his wife, Robin. These men agree to devote themselves to supporting and guiding Scott’s amazing family through all the triumphs and challenges life has to offer – just in case he ever can’t be there to do so himself.

The cast includes Sarah Wayne Callies, Clive Standen, Tom Everett Scott, J. August Richards, Blue Chapman, Emjay Anthony, Michele Weaver, Thalia Tran, Steven Silver and Michael O’Neill.

Tony Phelan & Joan Rater will write and executive produce. Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman and KristieAnne Reed will executive produce. James Oh and Bruce Feiler will produce.

“Council of Dads” is produced by Universal Television in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Midwest Livestock Productions.

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Premiere date announced.
 

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NBC’s new drama Council of Dads has settled on a March launch date. The series will premiere on Tuesday, March 10 at 10 p.m, it was revealed Saturday before the network’s TCA panel. The timeslot sets up the series to air after similarly emotional drama This Is Us.

Council of Dads will remain in that time slot for its first 3 episodes, then move to the Tuesday 9 p.m. slot on March 31.

 

 

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From Primetimer; Who’s Who in NBC’s Council of Dads
 

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Married showrunners Tony Phelan and Joan Rater (Grey’s Anatomy, Doubt) are at the helm for Jerry Bruckheimer Television. While Bruckheimer is arguably the most dominant producer of crime shows over the past two decades (all the CSIs, Cold Case, Without a Trace), shows about feelings, children, and illness are not the company's specialty. So it’s up to Phelan and Rater — who pitched Council of Dads to the network — to win over the This Is Us crowd. They’ve cast an interesting assemblage of familiar faces and newcomers that we’ll meet below.

The good news for NBC is that it will never have a more captive audience than now, nor is there a more opportune time for a show about connecting with one another. Unfortunately, the network is going ahead with its ill-considered strategy of delaying the second episode of Council of Dads for several weeks. After its debut, following the season finale for This Is Us, the show won’t return on April 30, mimicking an approach NBC took earlier this year with Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist. That really seems inappropriate, given the feel-good, people-bonding themes in Council of Dads, which could deeply connect with viewers as they go through a massive and sudden disconnection from their everyday lives.

Keep checking Primetimer for updates, and when Episode 2 does finally roll around, I’ll be back with a Q-and-A with Joan Rater about the unusual twist coming at the end of this week’s pilot episode.

 

 

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No surprise but the show will be done after it’s one season.

 

https://www.wsav.com/news/entertainment-news/nbc-discontinues-council-of-dads-series-showrunner-says/


This show wasn’t bad but NBC really needs to stop with these TIU clone shows as they are now 0 for 3 with them. But lord knows they will keep trying, just like ABC kept trying to make LOST esque mystery dramas a decade after it ended.

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Comic Con is going to be free online this year due to COVID-19. This panel hasn't been assigned an official timeslot yet so be sure to check the Comic Con website in the next week or so!

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LGBTQ Representation on TV
Featuring Jamie Chung (Once Upon A Time), Jamie Clayton (Roswell: New Mexico), Wilson Cruz (Star Trek: Discovery), Tatiana Maslany (Perry Mason), Anthony Rapp (Star Trek: Discovery), J. August Richards (Council of Dads, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Harry Shum, Jr. (Shadowhunters) and Brian Michael Smith (9-1-1: Lone Star), moderated by TV Guide's Jim Halterman. 

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