The Best Dads on Television This Year Are A Complicated Lot

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Jackson Gibbs, NCIS

The death of Ralph Waite, who played a recurring role as Gibbs' father, was honored in the season finale of NCIS. Viewers carried our memories of Waite's esteemed career along into the narrative of Gibbs' grief, so that was quite a heavy moment in television this year. Sad as it is, remembering John Walton actually seems like the most fitting way to celebrate fathers in television overall.

I'm sure my picks are entirely limited by my television viewing habits, so I know I've missed some important dads. Who are your favorite TV fathers right now?


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