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GOD FRIENDED ME
Air Date: Sunday, September 30, 2018
Time Slot: 8:30 PM-9:30 PM EST on CBS
Episode Title: (#GFM101) "Pilot"
[NOTE: The following article is a press release issued by the aforementioned network and/or company. Any errors, typos, etc. are attributed to the original author. The release is reproduced solely for the dissemination of the enclosed information.]

BRANDON MICHEAL HALL STARS AS AN ATHEIST WHOSE LIFE IS TURNED UPSIDE DOWN WHEN HE RECEIVES A FRIEND REQUEST FROM "GOD," ON THE SERIES PREMIERE OF THE NEW DRAMA "GOD FRIENDED ME," SUNDAY, SEPT. 30

Violett Beane, Joe Morton, Suraj Sharma and Javicia Leslie Also Star

"Pilot" - Miles Finer (Brandon Micheal Hall)
, an outspoken atheist podcaster, finds his life turned upside down when he receives a friend request from "God" on social media and unwittingly becomes an agent of change in the lives and destinies of others around him, on the series premiere of GOD FRIENDED ME, Sunday, Sept. 30 (8:30-9:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Violett Beane, Joe Morton, Suraj Sharma and Javicia Leslie also star.

Miles 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.

REGULAR CAST:

Brandon Micheal Hall (Miles Finer)
Violett Beane (Cara Bloom)
Joe Morton (Reverend Arthur Finer)
Suraj Sharma (Rakesh Singh)
Javicia Leslie (Ali Finer)

GUEST CAST:

Rachel Bay Jones (Susan)
Christopher Redman (John Dove)
Kyle Harris (Matthew James)
Francesca Ling (Parker)
Shazi Raja (Jaya)
Flor De Liz Perez (Natalie)
Daniella Rabbani (Rabbi Zoe)
Emily Jackson (Stacie)
Tara Pacheco (Receptionist)
Gino Cafarelli (NYPD Officer)
Melvin Mogoli (Barista)
Eleanor Koski (Liv)
Zachary Gemino (Tibetan Boy)
Andrew Kaempfer (Driver)
Elliot Santiago (Bodega Owner)
Jonathan Sale (Preacher)

WRITTEN BY: Executive Producers Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt

DIRECTED BY: Marcos Siega

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GOD FRIENDED ME (CBS)
Premieres Sunday, September 30
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/30/18 - ???
STATUS:
new this fall (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
sundays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (??? episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from CBS's press release, May 2018) GOD FRIENDED ME stars Brandon Micheal Hall in a humorous, 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. After repeated pokes by God, Miles' curiosity takes over, and he accepts the ultimate friend request and follows the signs to Cara Bloom (Violett Beane), an online journalist. Brought together by the "God Account," the two find themselves investigating God's friend suggestions and inadvertently helping others in need. 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. Steven Lilien & Bryan Wynbrandt, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Marcos Siega are executive producers for Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios. Siega directed the pilot from a script by Lilien & Wynbrandt.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Brandon Micheal Hall as Miles Finer
· Javicia Leslie as Ali Finer
· Joe Morton as Arthur Finer
· Suraj Sharma as Rakesh Singh
· Violett Beane as Cara Bloom
CREW INFORMATION:
· Bryan Wynbrandt as CRTR/EP
· Greg Berlanti as EP
· Marcos Siega as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Sarah Schechter as EP
· Steven Lilien as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Berlanti Productions
· CBS Television Studios
· Warner Bros. Television