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The end of the TV season draw near, which also means that some shows will be coming to an end as well, which is the case for one CBS show. God Friended Me has officially been cancelled by the network after two seasons. While the news may come as a disappointment to fans, there is reason for them to be relieved.
God Friended Me will end Its run with a two-hour series finale to air this month. CBS and Warner Bros. Television released a statement (via TVLine) teasing their plans for the event:
We’re extremely proud of the unique concept and uplifting stories God Friended Me has told over the past two seasons. 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’ journey in search of the God Account.
Created by Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt stars Brandon Micheal Hall as Miles Finer, a young skeptic whose life is changed when he receives a friend request from a Facebook account called “God.” Once the account begins sending Miles friend suggestions, he’s led on a journey to help people.
In addition, Miles also seeks to find the person behind the God account and, while he’s come close, he’s yet to discover the identity of the user.
Joining Miles on the show are his friend and love interest Cara Bloom (Violett Beane), hacker best friend Rakesh Singh (Suraj Sharma), his clergyman father Arthur (Joe Morton), his stepmother Trish (Javicia Leslie) and sister Ali (Javicia Leslie).
During the course of its two-season run, God Friended Me has been generally well received by both critics and general viewers. Many of lauded the show for its clever use of social media and tackling of religion. Some of the series’ stars have even admitted that their work on the show has affected the way they view their faith.
Viewership, unfortunately, has been down since the beginning of the second season. According to TVLine, its numbers are down 27 and 20 percent from the first season. Given this, it looks like cancellation was definitely a possibility for the show.
On a brighter note, fans can rest somewhat easy knowing that the creators have a series finale in mind to wrap up the story. Still, one has to wonder if this will be a true series finale or a season finale repurposed as one. Could audiences finally meet the face behind the God account, or will the showrunners leave said person up to the imagination? Well, just have to wait and see when the 2-hour God Friended Me series finale airs on Sunday, April 26 at 8 pm EST.