No two TV dads are alike.
Our favorite TV show dads run the gamut, from sweet to hilarious to downright evil.
Here are some of the most notable fathers on television, from absentee dad Ross Geller to homicidal Rowan Pope. Scroll down to see who we like and who we can't stand.
Tad Horvath from 'Girls': The well-meaning dad
Rogelio de la Vega from 'Jane the Virgin': The Twitter-obsessed dad
Jack Pearson from 'This Is Us': The problem-solving dad
Keith Mars from 'Veronica Mars': The partner in crime
Dr. Harley Wilkes from ‘Hart of Dixie’: The guardian-angel dad
Zeek Braverman from 'Parenthood': The patriarch
Coach Eric Taylor from 'Friday Night Lights': The town dad
Phil Dunphy from 'Modern Family': The fun dad
The Earl of Grantham from 'Downton Abbey': The evolving dad
Peter from 'Family Guy': The dumb dad
Homer Simpson from 'The Simpsons': The well-meaning dad
Deacon Claybourne from 'Nashville': The new dad
Christopher Hayden from 'The Gilmore Girls': The on-again, off-again dad