Council of Dads
No. of Season: 1
NBC pulled the plug on the family drama series Council of Dads after one season. The cancellation didn’t come as a surprise as the show was one of the network’s lowest-rated scripted series of the 2019-20 season. The 10-episode freshman run of the show only averaged 0.39 in the 18-49 demographic with just 2.82 million viewers in the Live+same day ratings.
Inspired by the book The Council of Dads by Bruce Feiler, Council of Dads begins with cancer patient Scott Perry (Tom Everett Scott) worrying about his five children growing up without his help and advice. So, he and his wife Robin (Sarah Wayne Callies) recruit three friends to act as a “council of dads” to be father figures to his children. When Scott dies, his loved ones form an expanded chosen family. The cast includes Clive Standen, J. August Richards, Steven Silver, and Michael O’Neill.