After months of filming, “Council of Dads” and its Savannah settings are coming to the silver screen.
NBC announced on Saturday that the series, which is based on local author Bruce Feiler’s book of the same name, will premiere on the network on Tuesday, March 10 at 10 p.m. “Council of Dads” will stay in the time slot for three weeks before shifting to Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on March 31.
The initial airtime will place it after hit series “This is Us,” which has led many to equate the two, much to the executive producer’s chagrin.
“We’re really lucky to get to tell these stories thanks to shows like ’This Is Us’,” executive producer Joan Rater told an audience at NBC’s Television Critics Association panel on Saturday, according to Deadline. “Well told family stories are always going to resonate with people, and this is a little bit of our family mixed up with a little bit of the writers’ families. (It’s) real family stuff on TV.”
Here is the full synopsis for the series:
When Scott, a loving father of four, has his entire life’s plan thrown into upheaval by a cancer diagnosis, he calls on a few of his closest allies to step in as back-up dads for every stage of his growing family’s life. Scott assembles a trusted group of role models that includes Anthony, his oldest friend; Larry, his AA sponsor; and Oliver, his surgeon and best friend to his wife, Robin. These men agree to devote themselves to supporting and guiding Scott’s amazing family through all the triumphs and challenges life has to offer – just in case he ever can’t be there to do so himself.
The show stars Sarah Wayne Callies, Clive Standen, Tom Everett Scott and J. August Richards. Filming has taken place around Savannah and Isle of Hope for the past few months after the show was picked up by NBC for a series run last May.
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