Council of Dads: Season 1 (2020)


Season 1
Council of Dads

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Council of Dads's talented cast tries its best, but its first season is too superficial to make the emotional moves necessary to really connect.

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Critic Ratings: 10

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Air date: Mar 24, 2020

The Perry family comes together to deal with Scott Perry's health crisis; Scott reveals he has a plan to create a "Council of Dads" that will be there for the family if anything should happen to him.

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Air date: Apr 30, 2020

Robin grapples with how a "Council of Dads" could really function in their day-to-day lives as Larry takes on his responsibilities with passion; Luly has an unexpected meeting with her birth mom and learns about her early life with Scott.

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Air date: May 7, 2020

Larry presents an offer to Robin that will impact the future of the Crab Shack; Luly digs deep into personal experiences to make an impression in her writing group; Evan contemplates a return to school; Oliver makes strides with Theo.

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Air date: May 14, 2020

Robin contemplates romantic life after Scott; Luly and Evan make a risky investment with their loan money; Anthony prepares for the transition of the Crab Shack and develops a surprising friendship; Larry confronts his past failures.

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Air date: May 28, 2020

Robin tackles the fall holidays bravely but feels she can't compare to how well Scott handled them; Oliver struggles with Peter's transgression; Theo makes new friends, but they aren't the best influence; Luly gets news about her adoptive family.

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Air date: Jun 4, 2020

The Perry family and the Council all come together when Charlotte needs emergency surgery; Luly has a powerful meeting with her original adoptive parents that will change her life.

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Air date: Jun 11, 2020

Anthony contemplates a job offer that would mean a move to Las Vegas; Evan finds his loyalties tested between Luly and his strong-willed mother; Oliver confronts Anthony about a deeply held personal secret that will rock the Perry family.

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Air date: Jun 18, 2020

Robin and the Council agree to tell Luly a shocking truth; Oliver and Peter finally decide to adopt but learn some sobering news about the child's birth mother; Robin finds herself falling for Sam despite the chaos in her life.

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Air date: Jun 25, 2020

With a severe storm on the way, the Perry family heads for higher ground; with Luly's help, Larry reaches out to assist his estranged daughter and granddaughter escape the storm; Luly pens a very personal essay that ends up in the wrong hands.

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Air date: Jul 2, 2020

Anthony arrives at the Perry home to find Robin and Theo in peril; Oliver puts his medical skills to work when Sage goes into early labor; the future of the Crab Shack hangs in the balance; the Perry kids grapple with the news about Luly.

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Cast & Crew

Sarah Wayne Callies
Robin Perry

Actor
Michele Weaver
Luly Perry

Actor
Thalia Tran
Charlotte Perry

Actor
Emjay Anthony
Theo Perry

Actor
Blue Chapman
JJ Perry

Actor
Michael O'Neill
Larry Mills

Actor
Clive Standen
Anthony Lavelle

Actor
J. August Richards
Dr. Oliver Post

Actor
Steven Silver
Evan Norris

Actor
Tom Everett Scott
Scott Perry

Guest Star
Lindsey Blackwell
Tess Post-Wilson

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Kevin Daniels
Peter Wilson

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Madison Bailey
Jules

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Sharon Leal
Michelle Pruitt

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Hilarie Burton
Margot

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David Walton
Sam

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Jazz Raycole
Sage

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Ashani Roberts
Denise

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Brooke Nevin
Lauren

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Scarlett Blum
Ivy

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Tony Phelan
Executive Producer
Joan Rater
Executive Producer
Jerry Bruckheimer
Executive Producer
Jonathan Littman
Executive Producer
KristieAnne Reed
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for Council of Dads: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Council of Dads: Season 1

  • Mar 11, 2022
    Personally I loved this and gutted it's not renewing. Thought they did the multi-cultural thing really well without ramming it down your throat. If you liked Brothers and Sisters and This is us you'll like this too. But wouldn't tell anyone to watch it as you'll get mad you don't know what happens to Larry. 😭😭😭
  • Jul 04, 2020
    A "good show" that should trigger the minds of the viewers how "older males" can council children who are without "Dads." Reaching out to help your neighbors, what a marvelous change could be made in this world.
  • Jul 02, 2020
    I like this show. Hope it gets a chance to mature with future seasons. Agree will benefit from slowing into the storylines so viewers get to know the time, place and intimacy of characters. Would like to see less use of what feels like Reactions to events, which when repeated by several characters seems written in rather than character generated. Instead, bring us more Responses that give humanly nuanced expressions of anger, declarations of independence and joyful, celebratory moments. Again, slowing and deepening, rather than so much, so fast; like scenes are playing almost on fast forward. I love the marshy Savannah setting and the understated use of regional trills in certain actor's dialects. Like in its cousin adult soaps THIS IS US and A Million Little Things, the acting is solid and story has potential. I like the diversity of characters. Broadens and freshens reality, presented simply as backstory, no fanfare, just part life and the fabric of personal relationships.
  • Jun 20, 2020
    Great cast and interesting story line. Like the idea of a council of friends to help the family as they learn to live without their dad and husband. Will be interesting to see how the family and council continue to connect as the kids get older.
  • Jun 18, 2020
    I really wanted to like this show but the only authentic interesting storyline is Luly's and Theo's (not the Anthony twist just the fact that she was adopted). I hate how forced these LGBTQ storylines are they always make the minorities play the lesbian and gay roles. I had come to accept the only two black men in the show as a couple but to make the token Asian girl a lesbian come on. I also hate how underrepresented black women are in the arts. Maddie, Michelle, and Sharon are all mixed raced. Pros on having Lindsay and Luly's adopted mom representing the culture.
  • Jun 17, 2020
    it started off a bit predictable and superficial ... however, each episode gets better and better. The last 3 we watched in our home, we were in tears, sitting on the edge of our seats, praying for things to be ok for each of the family members and their "Council of Dad's." The show has now truly imbedded itself in our hearts and we hope it gets renewed and has the chance to gain more followers and truly flourish.
  • Jun 05, 2020
    I LOVE this show! It shares the lives of real people representing/addressing things like adoption, the trials and tribulations of relationships, being biracial, transgender, homosexuality, cancer, death, teenage rebellion, unconditional love - you name it! Are some things predictable - sure. But, I'll take those exceptions considering all I get in return!
  • Jun 05, 2020
    I have watched the first six episodes. The premise of the story is interesting and the actors are good. But for me this is trying too hard to be another 'This Is Us' show. The show is extremely heavy handed with the social issues and seems to be more about hitting all the check boxes than about real story. And frankly it's over dramatic and does not come off as real life much at all.
  • May 30, 2020
    The writers of this show need to relax, they don't really develop any of the characters and try to fit in ways too many story lines! They should consult with Dan Fogelberg who really knows how to develop a story
  • May 17, 2020
    They covered far too much ‘water under the bridge', turning the clock forward far too fast. I am barely getting acquainted with the characters. I've decided to not follow CODs anymore because of the lack of morality, the abject approval of homosexual lifestyle and their issues. It was an interesting concept and the three men could've helping the primary family navigate through disastrous waters without the two men in bed scene.

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