Press Release: CBS has picked up a second season of the scripted legal drama SO HELP ME TODD. The series follows Todd (Skylar Astin), whose instincts as a private investigator are good, but he lacks direction. At the insistence of his strong-willed mother, Margaret (Marcia Gay Hardin), he reluctantly agrees to work at her Portland, Oregon law firm as an in-house investigator.

Also featured are Madeline Wise, Tristen J. Winger, Inga Schlingmann and Rosa Arredondo. Scott Prendergast, Elizabeth Klaviter, Dr. Phil McGraw, Stuart Gillard, Jay McGraw and Julia Eisenman serve as executive producers. SO HELP ME TODD is produced by CBS Studios.

Since its premiere in September, SO HELP ME TODD has become Thursday’s #1 new series and has averaged 6.3 million viewers per episode, growing to 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,” said Amy Reisenbach, president of CBS Entertainment. “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.”

SO HELP ME TODD airs Thursdays, (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS and live and on demand on Paramount+. A new episode is available this evening.