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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).

The sophomore season of SO HELP ME TODD debuted on Thursday, February 15, 2024 at 9pm ET/PT on CBS. In the season opener, "Iceland Was Horrible," Margaret and Todd tackle a case involving a murder on live local morning news and must rethink their working relationship after Todd decides to open his own PI business. Lisa Rinna guest stars as Jennifer, the co-anchor of the morning show.
On Thursday, May 16, 2024 at 9pm ET/PT, CBS premiered "The Tooth Is Out There," the series finale of SO HELP ME TODD. While Margaret tries to save her struggling law firm by taking on a case involving a large cosmetics company with deep pockets, Todd is determined to crack an important FBI investigation that will seal the fate of Crest, Folding & Wright, one way or another.


Other Titles

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