The CBS Network has decided against renewing its Sunday-night religious drama God Friended Me for a third season. The show, which drew 10.45 million viewers in its pilot episode in September 2018, will air a two-hour season finale on April 26.
God Friended Me tells the story of an atheist who receives a friend request from God. The show follows Miles (Brandon Micheal Hall), a very outspoken atheist, as he searches for the person behind the “God account” on Facebook. The account gives Miles small missions that help people across New York City.
Throughout the show, Miles’ father, Reverend Arthur Finer (Joe Morton), pleads with his son to return to the Christian faith rather than spread his atheistic message on his podcast. The cast also includes Violett Beane, Suraj Sharma, Javicia Leslie, and Erica Gimpel.
The network gave the producers of the series a decent amount of time to create a fitting conclusion. Those who have followed the show for two seasons hope the person behind the “God account” will finally be revealed.
“The creative team behind the show has one last ‘friend suggestion’ in mind. [We hope the ending] brings a satisfying conclusion to Miles’ journey in search of the God Account,” CBS and Warner Bros. TV said.
Despite its cancellation, CBS had nothing but positive things to say about God Friended Me.
“We’re extremely proud of the unique concept and uplifting stories ‘God Friended Me’ has told over the past two seasons. We thank the brilliant cast, writers, production team and crew for a show that stirred thoughtful conversation about faith, life and happiness. [It] made viewers feel good at the end of each episode.”
Bryan Wynbrandt, one of the show’s producers, is grateful for the support. He says the show had the most amazing and devoted fans.
“Making God Friended Me has been an absolute joy. Getting to work every day with our amazing cast and crew is what every showrunner and creator hopes for. And on top of that, we had the most amazing and devoted fans. They came out every Sunday night to support the show and we are forever grateful for that.”
Christians and mainstream audiences received the show fairly well. The show averaged just below 7.7 million viewers each Sunday despite a small drop-off after the introduction of a lesbian couple.