First revealed by cast member J. August Richards via instagram, media outlets have since been confirming that NBC have cancelled drama series Council of Dads after one season.
Inspired by Bruce Feller’s novel of the same name, the series tells the story of Scott Perry and his family, whose lives are thrown into upheaval when he gets a potentially terminal diagnosis. Facing his morality, he and his wife Robin, 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. There’s Anthony, Scott’s oldest and most loyal friend, as well as 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 cancellation comes with the series still having two episodes to air on the network, with the drama ranking as one of the lowest rated (viewed) dramas on the network. Though in that regard due to audience ratings, the cancellation shouldn’t come as a surprise but, the way I see it, having a month long gap between the pilot and the second episode surely couldn’t have helped matters, right? In this day and age of streaming wars, perhaps another service or network will pick the show up? Time will tell.