'Council of Dads' canceled after Season 1, livid fans slam 'stupid' NBC and demand Netflix to pick up the show
J August Richards, who plays the character of Dr Oliver Post on the show, announced the cancelation on Instagram, leaving fans 'super sad' and 'disappointed'
NBC's show 'Council of Dads', which started airing earlier this year in March, is canceled by the network. Cast member J August Richards, who plays the character of Dr Oliver Post on the show, announced the cancelation via his Instagram page. Sharing a clip of him and his on-screen husband, Peter Richards (played by Kevin Daniels) sharing a sweet kiss, he wrote "So that’s a series wrap on @nbccouncilofdads (aka the show has been canceled)... I want to thank @joanrater and @tvphelan for the willingness to give voice and representation to #gayfamilies, #blacklgbt, #qpoc, and the worldwide #lgbtq community by telling the story of Oliver, Peter, and Tess Post-Richards."
Following his announcement, a number of fans of the show flooded his comment section expressing how sorry they were to hear the news."WTH, finally a show that tackles so many issues that we all deal with in 'real life,' a show that I finally looked forward to watching and it gets canceled? The whole cast was phenomenal and I am super sad it is canceled," read a comment. While another read, "Say it ain’t (so) I love this show. It’s a good, heartfelt, feel-good show. NBC needs to renew. Job well done to you and the whole cast of 'Council of Dads'!!!!"
A number of them also took to Twitter to voice their concerns over the show getting the chop. "How dare NBC cancel #CouncilOfDads I am so livid" while another wrote,"@nbc If you all don't give Council of Dads a second season, you are stupid." A fan even called on Netflix to pick up the show for further seasons, "I am so disappointed! @nbc what the heck are you doing? @netflix pick this up! It is a great show that I believe humanity needs! @CouncilofDads". Another tweeted, "Hey (Amazon)Prime if you want to put your (ample) money where your mouth is, you could pick up @CouncilofDads from @NBCUniversaland #VagrantQueen from @SYFY. They are two excellent shows with queer Black lead characters that were canceled this week. #Representationmatters".
The drama series begins as a loving father of five Scott Perry (portrayed by Tom Everett Scott) gets diagnosed with cancer. After the diagnosis, he and his wife call on a few of their most trusted friends to step in as back-up dads to help guide and support his growing family – just in case Scott can’t be there to do it himself. The NBC show also stars Richards, Sarah Wayne Callies, Clive Standen, Blue Chapman, Emjay Anthony, Michele Weaver, Thalia Tran, Steven Silver, Kevin Daniels, and Michael O’Neill. The finale episode will air next Thursday on NBC.