“Council Of Dads” Picked Up To Series By NBC

Joan Rater and Tony Phelan’s Council of Dads has been ordered to series. 

The half-hour drama is inspired by Bruce Feiler’s best-selling memoir. Published in 2010, it chronicles the real-life experiences of Feiler, who in 2008 was diagnosed with life-threatening cancer. Fearing what the absence of a father figure would do to his twin daughters, he formed a Council of Dads, each with his own area of expertise to help raise his daughters.

Per the official description, Scott, the family’s patriarch is 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 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.

This is the second time the memoir has been adapted for TV.