NBC Cancels Georgia-Filmed ‘Council of Dads’

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NBC cancels Georgia-filmed ‘Council of Dads’.

NBC pulled the plug on the second season of “Council of Dads”, a TV series that filmed in Savannah, Georgia.

“We had gotten some hopeful signs but ultimately, I guess, they felt it didn’t make financial sense for them,” showrunner Joan Rater stated.

“We’re heartbroken. For ourselves, but mostly for our stunning cast and crew and all the people who have felt connected to the Perry family,” Rater continued. “We wanted to tell a story about love and Tony and I appreciate more than you can know the love we’ve felt from you.”

The series, which is based on the book by the same name, centers around a father who is diagnosed with cancer and asks his friends to raise his kids if he doesn’t survive.

“I’m going to watch with my head held high and try to see the good here,” she added. “We showed a world we want to live in. Where people lead with kindness, have the ability to forgive, fall down and get back up, even in the worst of times, they find a way forward,” Rater said.

According to Rotten Tomatoes, the series has an approval rating of 50% based on 10 reviews, with a mediocre rating of 5.8/10. The website’s interpretive consensus states, “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.”

The series stars Sarah Wayne Callies, Clive Standen, and J. August Richards.

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