The Pulse of Entertainment - March 24, 2020

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The Pulse of Entertainment:'Council of Dads' Pick Up the Parenting Slack in NBC's New Drama, Airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET


(March 24, 2020) - On March 24, 2020 NBC premiered its new drama series "Council of Dads" at 10pmET starring Tom Everett Scott ("Southland"), Emjay Anthony (It's Complicated), Sarah Wayne Callies ("Colony"), Blue Chapman, Steven Silver, Clive Standen ("Taken"), Michael O'Neill ("NCIS"), Thaila Tran, Michelle Weaver ("Nighthawks") and J. August Richards ("Angel"). "Council of Dads" is based on a book "The Council of Dads" by Bruce Feiler.

"Scott Perry discovers he has cancer. He enlists three friends... to pick up the slack when he is gone," said J. August Richards who plays Dr. Oliver Post - Scott's Oncologist.

Scott Perry's (Everett Scott) three friends are Anthony (Clive Standen), Larry (Michael O'Neill) and Oliver (J. August Richards). Scott and his wife Robin (Sarah Wayne Callies) have four kids - Theo (Emjay Anthony), Charlotte (Thaila Tran), JJ (Blue Chapman) and Hope - a newborn. His sister Luly (Michele Weaver), who was in college pursuing her dream, hears of the diagnosis and comes back home to also help with the four kids - while still pursuing her dreams. All this is the makings of a multi-layered story-line, which makes it worth taking a look.

"When developing a character I try not to bring from my previous characters, however I do notice a return theme about family...protecting family," said J. August about his new role in the NBC drama "Council of Dads." "Dr. Oliver has the ability to love. Now I find myself trying to make people laugh!"

"I play his Oncologist," Richards continues about his characters relationship with Scott Perry. "He has an aggressive form of cancer. He asked me and two others to be there for his kids. Be there for riding bikes, at graduations, etc... He doesn't make it and the three of us show up for life's challenges."

J. August Richards is a native of Washington, DC and was raised in Maryland - my home state. He went to USC School of Dramatic Arts on scholarship. He seem to have been on the fast road to "Hollywood success" with credits that include WB's "Angel," Notorious, NBC's "Conviction," "The West Wing," "The 4400," CBS' "CSI: Miami," "Grey's Anatomy," "The Mentalist," and ABC's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." 

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