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‘God Friended Me’ From Greg Berlanti Gets Pilot Order at CBS

Drama follows “an outspoken atheist whose life is turned upside down when he is ‘friended’ by God on Facebook”

CBS has given a pilot order to the hourlong drama “God Friended Me” from executive producer Greg Berlanti and “Gotham” writers Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt.

The project, a light hourlong procedural, is described as a “humorous, uplifting series about an outspoken atheist whose life is turned upside down when he is “friended” by God on Facebook. Unwittingly, he becomes an agent of change in the lives and destinies of others around him.”

Lilien and Wynbrandt, whose previous credits include “Hawaii Five-0,” “CSI: NY” and the Fox drama “Alcatraz,” will write and executive produce the pilot. Sarah Schechter of Berlanti productions and director Marcos Siega will serve as executive producers on the Warner Bros. Television drama.

“God Friended Me” is CBS’s second drama pilot order of the season, following the crime drama “Murder” from “Lethal Weapon” alum Amanda Green and executive producer Dan Lin.

On the comedy side, the network has ordered “History of Them,” from “One Day at a Time” executive producer Gloria Calderon Kellett, and “I Mom So Hard,” an adaptation of the webseries by Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley.