“We’re thrilled with how God Friended Me has performed on Sundays. It’s one of the top three new series on television, has improved its time period significantly, and continues a long tradition of prestige dramas for CBS on the night,” said Kelly Kahl, President, CBS Entertainment. Added Thom Sherman, Senior Executive Vice President of Programming, “Our amazing cast and producers have done a wonderful job of bringing this series to life each week with humorous and inspirational storylines. Viewers have clearly embraced our characters and the positive message the show delivers.”
God Friended Me is CBS’ second-most-watched new series and the most-watched scripted series on Sunday, averaging 10 million viewers, according to Nielsen and CBS. It is the fourth CBS freshman series renewed for a second season, joining dramas FBI and Magnum P.I. and comedy The Neighborhood, the three-of-which received early renewals due to strong performance. God Friended Me was omitted at the time due to ongoing talks over business points between CBS and God Friended Me lead studio Warner Bros TV, as Nellie Andreeva reported, but it was expected that a renewal for God Friended Me was imminent.
Starring Brandon Micheal Hall, God Friended Me is a humor-tinged uplifting drama about Miles Finer (Hall), an outspoken atheist whose life is turned upside down when he receives a friend request on social media from “God” and unwittingly becomes an agent of change in the lives and destinies of others around him.
The series also stars Violett Beane, Suraj Sharma, Javicia Leslie and Joe Morton. It is produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios. The series was created by Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt. Greg Berlanti, Steven Lilien, Bryan Wynbrandt, Sarah Schechter and Marcos Siega are the executive producers for Warner Bros. Television.