The Pulse of Entertainment - April 21, 2020

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The Pulse of Entertainment: Michele Weaver Takes on New Role on NBC in ‘Council of Dads' Drama


(April 21, 2020) - "She's a young ambitious dreamer," Michele Weaver (Nighthawk) said of her new role as Luly in the new NBC drama "Council of Dads." "She was encouraged to go to New accomplish her dream when she finds out her dad is ill. So she navigates that to support him...its really about sacrifice."

The "Council of Dads" drama series is based on a book, "The Council of Dads," by Bruce Feiler. It also stars Tom Everett Scott ("Southland"), Emjay Anthony, Sarah Wayne Callies, Blue Chapman, Steven Silver, Clive Standen, Michael O'Neill, Thaila Tran, and J. August Richards (Marvel's "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.").

Scott Perry (Everett Scott) is told by his physician Dr. Oliver Post (J. August Richards) that he has cancer and not long to live. Perry enlists Dr. Post and two others - Anthony (Clive Standen) and Larry (Michael O'Neill) - to fill in for him as dad to his four youngest kids when he passes. So "Council of Dads" is about how the three of them are there for his wife Robin (Sarah Wayne Callies) and their children -Theo (Emjay Anthony), Charlotte (Thaila Tran), JJ (Blue Chapman) and Hope (a newborn).

When asked if there were any similarities in her and her new character Luly, who is from a previous marriage, Michele said, "Doing what you have to do and not what you want to do - I can completely relate to that."

Weaver, who received a Theatre of the Arts Scholarship, film credits, aside from the film Nighthawk, includes Illicit with Vivica A. Fox, Sister Code with Amber Rose, Drew Sidora and Eva Marcille, and Superpowers. Television credits include "Switched at Birth" and "2 Lava 2 Lantula".

The drama, "Council of Dads," premiered with ratings at almost four million viewers. That is pretty good when you compare it to the premiere viewer ratings for "Black-ish" at 2.50 million and "For Life" starring 50 Cent at 3 million. 

SYNDICATED COLUMN: Eunice Moseley, has an estimated weekly readership of over ¼ million with The Pulse of Entertainment. She is also a Public Relations Strategist and Business Management Consultant at Freelance Associates, and is Promotions Director (at-large) for The Baltimore EVENT: "Uplifting Minds II" Entertainment Conference (ULMII), founded by Eunice in 1999, is into its 21st year. Next events are coming to Los Angeles in November, 2020 and to Baltimore Saturday April 17, 2021. The ULMII event is a free conference offering an Entertainment Business Panel Q&A Session, a Talent Showcase and Talent Competition (vocal, songwriting, dance and acting) where aspiring artists have a chance to receive over $15,000 valued in prizes/product/services. Log onto for more information. 

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