About the Show

August 2018

GOD FRIENDED ME

GOD FRIENDED ME is a humorous, uplifting drama about 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. Miles Finer is intelligent, hopeful and optimistic, but he doesn’t believe in God. This puts him at odds with his father, Reverend Arthur Finer, a beloved preacher at Harlem’s Trinity Church for 25 years who is stung by his son’s strong rejection of his faith. Miles feels he’s found his purpose in life hosting a podcast where he’s free to speak his mind, but that changes when he receives the ultimate friend request. After repeated pokes by “God,” Miles’ curiosity takes over, and he accepts the request and follows the signs to Cara Bloom, an online journalist suffering from writer’s block. Brought together by the “God” account, the two find themselves investigating “God’s” friend suggestions and inadvertently helping others in need. Joining them on their journey are Miles’s supportive sister, Ali, a doctoral psych student by day and bartender by night, and his best friend, Rakesh, a sometime hacker who helps Miles and Cara research the enigmatic account. Miles is set on getting to the bottom of what he believes is an elaborate hoax, but in the meantime he’ll play along and, in the process, change his life forever.

 

Premieres Sunday, Sept. 30 on the CBS Television Network.

ON AIR:

Sundays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)

ORIGINATION:

New York

FORMAT:

Drama (Filmed in HD)

STARRING:

Brandon Micheal Hall

(Miles Finer)

 

Violett Beane

(Cara Bloom)

 

Suraj Sharma

(Rakesh)

 

Javicia Leslie

(Ali Finer)

 

Joe Morton

(Reverend Arthur Finer)

PRODUCED BY:

Warner Bros. Television

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS:

Steven Lilien, Bryan Wynbrandt, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Marcos Siega

CREATED BY:

Steven Lilien & Bryan Wynbrandt

Photos are available on www.cbspressexpress.com

Website: http://www.cbs.com/shows/god-friended-me/

Facebook: facebook.com/GodfriendedmeCBS

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GodFriendedMe

Instagram: @GodFriendedMe

CBS Twitter: https://twitter.com/CBSTweet

Cast and Crew on Twitter:

Brandon Micheal Hall

@hall_m_brandon

 

Violett Beane

@violettbeane

 

Suraj Sharma

@ImSurajSharma

 

Javicia Leslie

@JaviciaLeslie

 

Joe Morton

@JOEtheMORTON

 

Steven Lilien

@StevenLilien

 

Greg Berlanti

@GBerlanti

 

Sarah Schechter

@SarahSoWitty

 

Marcos Siega

@MSiega

 

Cast and Crew on Instagram:

Brandon Micheal Hall

@brandonmichealhall

 

Violett Beane

@violettbeane

 

Javicia Leslie

@javicia

 

Joe Morton

@joethemorton

 

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Press Contacts:

Noelle Llewellyn

212-975-4574

Noelle.Llewellyn@cbs.com

Steven Feldman

212-975-7931

Steven.Feldman2@cbs.com

Photo Contacts:

Michele Crowe

212-975-3265

Michele.Crowe@cbs.com

Mary Kuow

212-975-4107

mary.kouw@cbs.com

Press:

Steven Feldman
212-975-7931
Steven.Feldman2@cbs.com

Noelle Llewellyn
212-975-4574
noelle.llewellyn@cbs.com

 

Photo:

Michele Crowe
212-975-3265
michele.crowe@cbs.com

Mary Kouw
212-975-4107
mary.kouw@cbs.com