CBS announced a renewal for a freshman series the network says is one of the top three new series on television, the dramedy “God Friended Me.”
The show, which airs on Sunday nights, is averaging 10 million viewers and is CBS’s second-most-watched new series. It’s also the most-watched scripted series on Sunday, according to CBS.
The program will return for a second season in 2019-2020.
“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 of CBS Entertainment.
Added Thom Sherman, senior executive VP 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.”
The family drama stars Brandon Micheal Hall, Violett Beane, Suraj Sharma, Javicia Leslie and Joe Morton. Greg Berlanti, Steven Lilien, Bryan Wynbrandt, Sarah Schechter and Marcos Siega are the executive producers for Warner Bros. Television.