“Council Of Dads” Picked Up To Series By NBC

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NBC has ordered Council of Dads to series. 

The half-hour drama is inspired by Bruce Feiler’s best-selling memoir. It follows an extended family whose patriarch, Scott, a “loving father of four, has his entire life’s plan thrown into upheaval by a cancer diagnosis [and] calls on a few of his closest allies to step in as back-up dads for every stage of his growing family’s life.”

The series is penned and executive produced by Tony Phelan and Joan Rater. It stars 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.

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