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CBS to Drop ‘God Friended Me’ Premiere a Month Early on Social Media Platforms, All Access


CBS is posting the premiere episode of new series “God Friended Me” one month early on digital platforms and across social media. Friday’s availability on the CBS app, CBS All Access, CBS.com, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram is the first such rollout for CBS.

The drama’s debut drops 2 p.m./1c on all of those platforms, as well as on iTunes, Vudu, Google and Sony. The show premieres linearly on CBS on Sunday, September 30 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT.

“This is a show that deserves advance exposure. Once people see ‘God Friended Me,’ they respond to its positive and life-affirming values,” explained George Schweitzer, president, CBS Marketing Group. “Our marketing strategy is to get it previewed a full month early — free and uninterrupted — so viewers can sample it for themselves and help spread the word to friends and family before the broadcast premiere.”

“God Friended Me” follows Miles Finer (Brandon Michael 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.

Violett Beane, Suraj Sharma, Javicia Leslie and Joe Morton also star on the series.

“God Friended Me” is produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios. The series was created by Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt and is executive produced by Lilien, Wynbrandt, Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Marcos Siega.