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So Help Me Todd

So Help Me Todd

Photo Credit:  Michael Courtney/CBS
  • Premiered: 
    September 29, 2022
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  • Network: CBS
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Scott Prendergast 
  • Subject Matter: Private Eye
  • Tags: legal, family

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Plot Synopsis

Created and executive produced by Scott Prendergast, SO HELP ME TODD is a drama series that centers on a talented but directionless P.I. who works as the in-house investigator for his overbearing mother, a successful attorney reeling from the recent dissolution of her marriage. As the black sheep of the well-heeled Wright family, Todd is a laidback, quick-thinking, excellent former private detective who fell on hard times after his flexible interpretation of the law got his license revoked. Margaret's penchant for excellence and strict adherence to the law is at complete odds with Todd's scrappy methods of finding his way through sticky situations: by the seat of his wrinkled pants. When Todd inadvertently teams with his mother on a case, she's surprised to find herself duly impressed by -- and proud of -- his crafty ability to sleuth out information with his charm and his wide-ranging tech savvy. At last, Margaret sees a way to put her son on a "suitable" path to living an adult, financially solvent life she approves of, and she asks him to join her firm. Todd agrees, since it means getting his license back and once again doing the job he excels at and loves. Mother and son working together is a big first step toward mending their fragile, dysfunctional relationship, and they may even come away with a better understanding of each other at this pivotal point in their lives. But whether Todd and Margaret will be able to accept each other for who they are is another case entirely.
After a three-week break, SO HELP ME TODD returned with new episodes on Thursday, January 5, 2023 at 8pm ET/PT on CBS. In the winter premiere, "The Devil You Know," when Margaret finds herself on the verge of losing a prominent case involving the murder of an investigative journalist, Todd seeks help from an unlikely source: his imprisoned ex-girlfriend, Veronica (guest star Eliza Coupe). Additional guest cast: Clayton James (Chuck Grant), Thomas Cadrot (Chet Venables), Ashley Jones (Kathleen Baylis), Jennifer Tony (Suzi Mirsky), Ian Collins (Herb Mulholland), Ella Quashie (Alice Mulholland), Sean Kuling (Detective Luke Anten), Will E. McDonald (Menacing Security Guard), Ava Johnson (Prison Guard), Michelle Choi-Lee (D.A. Thomas), Nancy Kerr (Judge Cleary), Candus Churchill (Judge Ridge), and Russell Porter (Keith Baylis).


Other Titles

  • Previously known as: Mother & Son Esq. & P.I. Pilot