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Council of Dads

Council of Dads

Photo Credit:  Jeff Lipsky/NBC
  • Premiered: 
    March 24, 2020
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  • Network: NBC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the book (Council of Dads) by Bruce Feiler 
  • Subject Matter: Family
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Plot Synopsis

Inspired by Bruce Feiler's book of the same name, COUNCIL OF DADS is a one-hour scripted series that centers on Scott Perry, a loving father of five, who has his entire life's plan thrown into upheaval by an unexpected health scare. He calls on a few of his most trusted friends to step in as back-up dads to help guide and support his growing family - just in case he ever can't be there to do it himself. There's Anthony, Scott's oldest and most loyal friend; Larry, his tough-love AA sponsee; and Oliver, his dedicated doctor and wife's dearest friend. Together, they discover that there's more to being a father than anyone could do alone -- and more to being a family than they ever thought possible. COUNCIL OF DADS premieres on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 10pm and then moves to its regular timeslot -- Thursdays at 8pm -- one month later, beginning April 30.

On April 30, 2020 -- one month after the series premiere -- COUNCIL OF DAD returned with a new episode at 10pm ET/PT, immediately following an encore presentation of the series debut. In the night's new episode, "I'm Not Fine," Robin grapples with how a council of dads could really function in their day-to-day life as Larry takes on his responsibilities with passion. Luly has an unexpected meeting with her birth mom, Michelle, and learns about her early life with Scott, while she and Evan make plans for a move to New York. Charlotte explores her family tree. Sharon Leal guest stars.
On Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 8pm ET/PT, NBC premiered "Fight or Flight," the series finale of COUNCIL OF DADS. Anthony arrives at the storm-ravaged Perry home to find Robin and Theo in peril, and Oliver puts all his medical skills to work when Sage goes into early labor. Meanwhile, the future of the Crab Shack is left hanging in the balance from the storm damage and the Perry kids grapple with the stunning news about Luly. Hilarie Burton and David Walton guest star.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Universal Television
  • In association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television
  • In association with Midwest Livestock Productions

Births, Deaths & Weddings

  • March 24, 2020: Scott Perry dies