So Help Me Todd “Pilot” S01E01 September 29 2022 on CBS

So Help Me Todd "Pilot" S01E01 September 29 2022 on CBS 8On Thursday September 29 2022 at 9:00pm ET, CBS broadcasts the new “Pilot” episode of “So Help Me Todd” where Academy Award winner Marcia Gay Harden and Skylar Astin star as razor-sharp, meticulous attorney Margaret Wright (Harden) and Todd (Astin), her talented but scruffy, aimless son whom she hires as her law firm’s in-house investigator, on the series premiere.

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Pilot – Season 1, Episode 1 – Academy Award winner Marcia Gay Harden and Skylar Astin star as razor-sharp, meticulous attorney Margaret Wright (Harden) and Todd (Astin), her talented but scruffy, aimless son whom she hires as her law firm’s in-house investigator, on the series premiere.

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, Series also stars Madeline Wise, Tristen J. Winger, Inga Schlingmann and Rosa Arredondo.

REGULAR CAST:

Marcia Gay Harden (Margaret)
Skylar Astin (Todd)
Madeline Wise (Allison)
Tristen J. Winger (Lyle)
Inga Schlingmann (Susan)
Rosa Arredondo (Francey)

GUEST CAST for “Pilot”: Clayton James (Chuck)
Thomas Cadrot (Chet)
Mark Moses (Harry)
Artemis Litsiadis (Clementine)
Andrea Brooks (Kim)
Christine Cattell (Celia)
Donia Kash (Niki)
Dean Paul Gibson (Walter)
Natalia S. De Azevedo (Nadia)
Benjamin Wilkinson (D.A. Barrett)
Jane Stanton (Mrs. Hogenson)
Kapila Rego (Clerk Jenny)
Steven Rudy (Eddie Morris)
Lesli Brownlee (Laura Morris)
Angela Moore (Judge)
Sharmaine Yeoh (Mrs. Lin)
Garland Chang (Translator)
Isaac George-Hotchkiss (Mover)
Anthony Scardera (Foreman)
Brady Droulis (Unkempt Child)
Addison Gosselin (Mandy Barrett)
Manny Hernandez (Tomas)
Walcott Morgan (Delivery Person)
Erin O’Brien (Flight Attendant)
Sean Fowler (D.A. Asst/Techie)
Zandara Kennedy (Stunt Coordinator)
Patrice Jefferson (Security Guard #1)
Vesna Ennis (Security Guard #2)

WRITTEN BY: Scott Prendergast

DIRECTED BY: Amy York Rubin



About So Help Me Todd

SO HELP ME TODD stars Academy Award winner Marcia Gay Harden and Skylar Astin as razor-sharp, meticulous attorney Margaret Wright (Harden) and Todd (Astin), her talented but scruffy, aimless son whom she hires as her law firm’s in-house investigator. As the black sheep of the well-heeled Wright family, Todd is a laid-back, 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.

This show is broadcast on CBS, also known as the Columbia Broadcasting System.

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