Council of Dads' Shares Behind-The-Scenes Freeze Frames from Set Amid Show Cancelation

Tichafa Chidzonga
Jul 05, 2020
08:30 A.M.
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'Council of Dads' shared freeze frames from behind the scenes amid the news that show he been canceled by NBC. Fans weigh in on the future of the show.


The rookie show, "Council of Dads" has been canceled by NBC after only one season. According to Variety, the news comes as it was preparing to air its ninth episode.

It was created by "Grey's Anatomy" showrunners, Tony Phelan and Joan Rater, with Jerry Bruckheimer as the executive producer. 


The show is loosely based Bruce Feiler's book with the same name, which was written in 2010. It tells the heart-wrenching story of a dad diagnosed with cancer who gets together three of his closest friends to help look after his five children when he is gone.

Many critics have compared the storyline to "This Is Us," and questioned its longevity since it first aired. As 'Council of Dads' nears its end, the show shared freeze frames from behind the scenes on social media.


The shows fans have banned together in urging NBC to rethink its cancellation. One fan commented, "this show is so amazing!!! Please do NOT cancel it. Move it to another night or time slot."

Another fan shared their hope that another network would hopefully pick it up and wrote, "heartbroken.... please someone resurrect this show!" One person shared their love for the show.

A fan commented on freeze frames from behind the scenes of NBS's show, "Council of Dads" | Source:


Only days ago,

"Council of Dad's"

 social media accounts were taken over by one of its young stars, Blue Chapman, who plays JJ Perry. 

The nine-year-old shared a photo of himself working the camera equipment for one of the scenes and revealed that he is more than just an actor because he is also skilled behind the camera.


"You'll be directing next season. You go sweetheart," said one fan about Blue's work behind the scenes.

"I was standing right there when this happened, man some good memories," added another person. One person expressed their frustration in the show's cancellation.

A fan commented on a photo of blue Chapman from behind the scenes of NBC's show, "Council of Dads" | Source:


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from his take-over of the show's social media page, Blue shared one of his favorite scenes with his co-star.

In the photo, he was pictured riding a bike with his helmet as his co-star, Michael O'Neill (Larry Mills), knelt by his side while teaching him to ride. Blue ended the post by asking fans to name their favorite moments with Larry and JJ.