Council of Dads canceled: Netflix needs to step in and save the show
Council of Dads has been canceled and we’re not okay with that. Netflix needs to step in to save the positive-focused series.
We got some bad news to round out June. NBC chose to cancel Council of Dads, and we’re most definitely not okay with it.
It doesn’t sound like the show is shopping around for a new home, but it should. And Netflix would be the perfect place for this series.
Council of Dads needs to be saved
As I said in my previous post on the matter, NBC made a bad call canceling Council of Dads. I’m usually ready for cancellations and understand that it comes down to money, but there are times that it should come down to the quality of the stories.
While the views may not have been high, the stories on the series were exceptionally good. They were inclusive, positive, and supportive. There’s a stigma around male mental health. There’s a lot of negativity still around gay couples. And it’s hard to find a show that breaks down the stereotypes for all.
Okay, so there were some tropes, but are they really tropes when they follow real life? There are a couple of storylines that stand out, like the affair storyline leading to a child and the story of the older man estranged from his family. However, these things happen all the time in life. While they can be tropes, I don’t view them that way for a series like Council of Dads, that is so focused on real, emotional stories.
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Netflix needs to save the series
There is no doubt that this is a show that needs to continue. The focuses on male mental health and support after loss and addiction are needed for right now. We have a gay Black couple who had some many amazing stories to tell. We just didn’t get to see them enough on the show. And there’s that reminder that there’s nothing wrong with turning to others for help, regardless of age, gender, or race.
In a world with so much bad, we need to see these positive and supportive stories. We need a show that warms our hearts. We need something that reminds us there’s good in the world.
So, Council of Dads needs to be saved for Season 2.
Netflix would be the perfect home. It already has a number of shows with positive and supportive storylines. The most recent in The Baby-Sitters Club reboot that is just as awesome as the books but brought the story for the world of 2020. Council of Dads could be another amazing show if given the chance, and I’m sure a global viewer base would be just what it needs.
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What did you think of Council of Dads? Should a streaming network pick it up? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
32 thoughts on “Council of Dads canceled: Netflix needs to step in and save the show”
Would love to see Netflix pick up Council of Dads! Thursday’s are just not the same 🙁
So hope that Netflix picks up Council of Dads! Such a well acted show, with the possibility of so many story lines. So many wonderful characters dealing with modern day situations, set in a backdrop of beautiful, historic Savannah, GA.
With most of the world canceling cable was just one to save money. I honestly didn’t know of Coucil of Dad’s until recently. My family and I watched the entire season in one weekend. We cried and laughter. I wished we had an opportunity to explain why we didn’t watch it during it aired. Most Americans work and that has not changed however with Netflix and Hulu and Amazon Prime we do not turn on our TV without going on on a streaming service. Please let me know what we can do to bring this series back. We need to restore HOPE back in our lives and the show helped us escape especially during these trying times.
I think “Council of Dad” is a perfect show for these times!! The show is so believable. It contains many real life situations, and it highlights examples of ways challenges in life can be dealt with in a compassionate & loving way, while still acknowledging the flaws of human beings. I think Netflix would be doing itself and viewers a big service by picking up “Council of Dads”!!!!!
I binged watch the show this weekend it is so good. Netflix please pickup this show for season 2.
Would love to see Netflix pick up “ Council of Dad’s!”
Netflix please save council of dads!
Such a great show, the world needs good tv…
If Netflix can save it and promise not to cancel it after 1 or 2 seasons that would be awesome. Hulu would be a better option becz Netflix has “saved” other shows then cancelled it after 1 season. The Nielsen all knowing “18-49 “ demographic rating Needs to change too.
How many 18- 39 are interested in watching a show like Council of Dads? So that leaves a small group of 40-49 yr old to base the rating on.
Netflix please save Council of Dads, it is a great show!
Please save Council of Dads! It is the best show I’ve seen in a long time. Better than This is Us!!!! It was just launched at an unfortunate time!
Please save Council of Dads it’s just the kind of show we need right now!! It takes a village to raise kids!! Love it!!
I’ve never done this before but I enjoyed Council of Dads so much I’m going outside the box. It’s been so enjoyable watching this show. Laughing and crying in the same hour and that hour just flew by each episode. Would love to see another season.
Please save “Council of Dads”. Just found it and would be so sad to not see this family’s journey continue. Especially now, during this unprecedented pandemic, let us keep the Perry family!!
Love love love this show and I so hope someone put is it up! I can’t wait to see what happens next. This is a show worth watching. It’s got something for everyone and keeps us all wanting more. I would definitely sign a petition to keep this going!!
Please save Council of Dads
Most definitely Netflix should pick up Counsel of Dads. A great message keeps you hooked and once I started I couldn’t stop! Extremely binge worthy and lovable!
Just finished watching Council of Dads. So disappointed NBC cancelled it. Such a great show! I hope someone steps in to save it.
Love this show! Not many good wholesome shows on tv anymore! Netflix PLEASE pick up this show for season 2!
Please, please pick up Council of Dads… great show, great messages and so much planned for season 2 that would attract a wider audience.
Netflix please save Council of Dads, it is a great show! I’m looking it in the Netherlands and it can’t stop.
Pick it up! Covid got in the way
Council of Dads was a Quality show. All the characters are so convincingly real you feel a warm connection to them. In this time when people are numb this show was a welcome escape. Every episode left you rooting for the characters for everything to work out. It made all of us who feel so numb connecting to this show and made us all feel much better.
I so hope that Netflix will pick up Council of Dads. I think it was right up there with This Is Us and, if anything, was even better, especially since it gave hope to so many people in so many different walks of life. PLEASE Netflix
Please save council of Dads on Netflex it was definitely one of the best shows on TV
This was my favorite new show. So many positive stories and so much potential!! Please tell me another network has stepped in to pick it up!
please Council of dads. It’s a great family show. Netflix needs to pick it up
I truly enjoyed the program “Council of Dads”…..it highlighted the modern trends of today. The acting from all of the cast was super great. I was so looking forward to Season 2. Somebody please pick up this great show or….NBC PLEASE RECONSIDER BRINGING IT BACK!!!! PLEADE PLEADE PLEASE!
Le seul mot qui me vient en tête pour décrire cette série est “Formidable ” sa ma touché, fait pleurer, rire et réfléchir. Netflix S.v.p . Faites moi vivre une deuxième série de “le conseille des papa “aussi
Absolutly has to keep on!!! It is a very good quality series. My family and I were waiting for season2 !
Even here in Portugal, Europe we are anxiously hoping!
When I finished the first season and knew that was cancelled, i couldn’t believe it. I hope Netflix save this beautiful show.
I really, really enjoyed this series. While there are so many unintelligent series airing, I just don’t understand losing this really original, thought provoking storyline. Tragic! Bring it back!
Why do they axe good shows but keep crap shows on ,we loved council of dad Netflix please save it