NBC Moves ‘Council of Dads’ Series Premiere to Follow ‘This Is Us’ Season 4 Finale

And then new drama will move to Thursdays at 8 — eventually

Last Updated: March 27, 2020 @ 7:23 AM

NBC has shifted back the series premiere of its new drama “Council of Dads” by two weeks so that it will now air immediately after the Season 4 finale of “This Is Us.”

The freshman show will also be changing weeknights when it returns, as it was originally scheduled to settle into the Dan Fogelman-created drama’s 9 p.m. Tuesday slot once that series ended its current run. Now it’s going to Thursdays, with “Ellen’s Game of Games” (which airs Tuesdays at 8, for now) taking over the time period from “This Is Us.”

“Council of Dads,” which was set to debut at 10/9c on Tuesday, March 10, will now premiere in that same hour on Tuesday, March 24, just after the final episode of the fourth season of “This Is Us.”

That means “New Amsterdam,” which usually occupies that 10 p.m. hour on Tuesdays, will air in that slot on both March 10 and 17, but be bumped the week of March 24 to allow “Council of Dads” to launch. The medical drama will be back the following week, now with “Ellen’s Game of Games” as its lead-in.

The first season of “Council of Dads” will return in its (new) official time slot a month later, airing episodes beginning Thursday, April 30 at 8 p.m.

Don’t worry, that’s after the respective season finales of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and “Superstore,” the comedies that currently air Thursday at 8.

Here’s the official description for “Council of Dads,” courtesy of NBC:

Family takes on a different meaning in “Council of Dads” when Scott Perry, a loving father of five, has his entire life’s plan thrown into upheaval by an unexpected health scare. He calls on a few of his most trusted friends to step in as back-up dads to help guide and support his growing family – just in case he ever can’t be there to do it himself. There’s Anthony, Scott’s oldest and most loyal friend; Larry, his tough-love AA sponsee; and Oliver, his dedicated doctor and wife’s dearest friend. Together, they discover that there’s more to being a father than anyone could do alone – and more to being a family than they ever thought possible.

Inspired by best-selling author Bruce Feiler’s book “Council of Dads,” the drama stars Sarah Wayne Callies, Clive Standen, Tom Everett Scott, J. August Richards, Blue Chapman, Emjay Anthony, Michele Weaver, Thalia Tran, Steven Silver and Michael O’Neill.

Tony Phelan and Joan Rater (“Grey’s Anatomy”) will write and executive produce along with David Gould and Jason Wilborn. Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman (CSI franchise) and KristieAnne Reed (“Lucifer,” “CSI: Cyber”) also executive produce.

“Council of Dads” hails from Universal Television in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Midwest Livestock Productions.

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