It’s the end of the road for the CBS series God Friended Me.
The network has opted to cancel the fantasy dramedy series after two seasons. The show, which was co-created by Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt, is currently in the middle of its sophomore run. Its two-hour Season 2 finale, which will air on April 26th at 8 p.m. ET, will now serve as the series finale. Fortunately for fans, the decision to cancel the series was made earlier on the season, allowing the show’s creative team to craft a proper ending.
“We’re extremely proud of the unique concept and uplifting stories God Friended Me has told over the past two seasons,” CBS and series producer Warner Bros. TV said in a joint statement. “We thank the brilliant cast, writers, production team and crew for a show that stirred thoughtful conversation about faith, life and happiness, and made viewers feel good at the end of each episode. The creative team behind the show has one last ‘friend suggestion’ in mind, as well as an ending we hope brings a satisfying conclusion to Miles’ (Brandon Micheal Hall) journey in search of the God Account.”
Despite the promise of a proper ending, fans are upset about the show’s cancellation, with many of them hoping that the series will be saved by another network or streaming service.
WAIT WHAT!!!! NOOOOOO!!!! It's the best show and PERFECT for Sundays!
First I lost my #H50 NOW I'm losing #GodFriendedMe!!! Not a good birthday gift. 🙁 I am so sorry…for all of us. A show that actually brought real conversation, morals, integrity and help to all. Dang it. 🙁 pic.twitter.com/8hWko3e69h
— Bryna (@Becoming_Bryna) April 14, 2020
— 😇⭐️Sensei_VIBE⭐️😈 (@Nisansskyline) April 14, 2020
— Renee Larson-Endsley (@iamreneejai) April 14, 2020
— Kirstin Ramsey (@_kirstinramsey) April 15, 2020
@GodFriendedMe One of the worst decisions that CBS ever made, was for you cancel this show! This show was heartwarming, made us cry and feel good every week, gave us something to look forward to! #SaveGodFriendedMe
— Michael Herst (@mherst1014) April 14, 2020
— Sam Jonez (@MadamSamJonez) April 14, 2020
They cancelled #GodFriendedMe BOOOOOO!!!!
— Wayne (@Bluwulb) April 15, 2020
— Sara Scott (@real_sara_scott) April 14, 2020
— Janessa B. (@JanessaBhere) April 14, 2020
Some fans, meanwhile, appear to have accepted the fate of the series. They, however, admitted that they’re going to miss the show, which has already become a part of their Sunday routine.
#GodFriendedMe was a wonderful show that had a lot of heart and would make you feel good about people helping people.
I’ll miss it. pic.twitter.com/ODGj1VZKI6
— No Eurovision BEN is sad. (@camulus) April 14, 2020
So sorry to hear the news @GFMWriters @GodFriendedMe. I genuinely feel like I'm going to cry right now. I so looked forward to this one hour a week that was always more uplifting than not even when it made me cry. I'm going to miss these characters so much. #GodFriendedMe
— Court 🐔🍷 ☘️☘️☘️ (@wordsleadmeon) April 14, 2020
Just informed that #GodFriendedMe was canceled. I admit it was my Sunday pleasure esp at a time like this. Loved the talented cast #JoeMorton # BrandonMichaelHall among others. I will miss this sweet uplifting show☹️☹️😢
— diane lee (@dianberly712) April 14, 2020
CBS didn’t give an explanation behind the show’s cancellation. But like many series suffering a sophomore slump, God Friended Me’s number of viewers has gone down.
Debuted in September 2018, God Friended Me follows the story of an outspoken atheist named Miles Finer (Brandon Michael Hall) whose life is completely changed after receiving a friend request from “God”. As he attempts to track down the person in charge of the God account, Miles starts to change the lives of everyone in his path. The series also stars Violett Beane, Suraj Sharma, Javicia Leslie, and Joe Morton.