‘So Help Me Todd’ Renewed at CBS

Marcia Gay Harden and Skylar Astin in 'So Help Me Todd'
Marcia Gay Harden and Skylar Astin star in CBS’s ‘So Help Me Todd.’ (Image credit: Michael Courtney/CBS)

CBS has renewed So Help Me Todd, meaning a second season for the Marcia Gay Harden legal drama. Harden plays by-the-books attorney Margaret and Skylar Astin portrays her slacker son, Todd. 

Airing in the Thursday 9 p.m. slot, the show has averaged 6.3 million viewers, CBS said, and 7.4 million with live-plus-35-day multiplatform viewing.

So Help Me Todd has charmed viewers with the incomparable chemistry between Marcia Gay Harden and Skylar Astin,” CBS Entertainment president Amy Reisenbach said. “With the series’ unique blend of captivating legal drama, laugh-out-loud humor and intriguing family dysfunction, it’s no wonder the audience continues to grow. I am delighted that these two inimitable characters and their entertaining banter will extend into a second season.”

Madeline Wise, Tristen J. Winger, Inga Schlingmann and Rosa Arredondo are also in the cast. 

So Help Me Todd is produced by CBS Studios. Scott Prendergast, Elizabeth Klaviter, Dr. Phil McGraw, Stuart Gillard, Jay McGraw and Julia Eisenman are executive producers. 

The show premiered September 29. ■

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.