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Council of Dads

About the Show

Drama, Relationship
TV-PG 43 min | 2023

About the Show

Family takes on a different meaning in this transformative and inspirational new drama when Scott Perry, a loving father of five, 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.

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.

The show is inspired by best-selling author Bruce Feiler's book "Council of Dads."

Tony Phelan & Joan Rater ("Grey's Anatomy") will write and executive produce along with David Gould and Jason Wilborn. Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman (CSI franchise) and KristieAnne Reed ("Lucifer," "CSI: Cyber") will executive produce.

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


Day & Time
Thursdays at 8/7c (beginning April 30)

Season Premiere
Tuesday, March 24 at 10/9c

Sarah Wayne Callies, Clive Standen, J. August Richards, Michael O’Neill, Michele Weaver, Steven Silver, Emjay Anthony, Thalia Tran, Blue Chapman

Executive Producers
Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, Tony Phelan, Joan Rater, KristieAnne Reed

Created By
Joan Rater & Tony Phelan

Original Source Material
"The Council of Dads" by Bruce Feiler

Co-Executive Producers
Jonathan Brown, David Gould, Jason Wilborn, Tia Napolitano

Consulting Producers
Bert Royal, Don Roos

James Oh, Bruce Feiler

Produced By
Michael Pendell

Pilot Written By
Tony Phelan & Joan Rater

Directors of Photography
Jonathan Brown, Todd Dos Reis

Production Designers
Steven Jordan, Mark Hutman, Liz Kay

Art Directors
Alberto Gonzalez-Reyna, Christopher Tandon, Glenn Rivers

Set Designers
Diana Bredin, Tyler Tunney

Phil Fowler, Noah Pontell, Farrel Levy, Jamin Bricker, Nicole Artzer

Fil Eisler

Casting Director
Veronica Collins Rooney, CSA

Costume Designers
Kathleen Detoro, Ayanna James Kimani

Savannah, Georgia

Series Produced by
Universal Television, Jerry Bruckheimer Television, Midwest Livestock Productions

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