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 & 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.
It looks like God Friended Me will be sticking around for a full season, as CBS has ordered more episodes towards its freshman run. The exact size of the top-up is not confirmed, but reports peg it at around seven, which would bring its total to 20.
The hour-long series premiered in late September and is off to a solid start. Through its first three episodes, ratings have improved its time slot performance compared to a year ago. Early reviews have been overall mixed, though lean towards the positive.
God Friended Me follows New York podcast host Miles Finer, who is an outspoken atheist. When he randomly receives a friend request from God on Facebook, it starts him down the path of becoming an agent of change in the lives and destinies of people around him.