Now That CBS Cancelled So Help Me Todd, Here's What Could Replace It In Primetime Following Another Show's Renewal (2024)

Now That CBS Cancelled So Help Me Todd, Here's What Could Replace It In Primetime Following Another Show's Renewal (1)

Spring is unfortunately cancellation season when it comes to network television, and CBS has announced some shows from the 2024 TV schedule that weren't quite as lucky as the renewed NCIS and FBIs. Both CSI: Vegas and So Help Me Todd have gotten the axe from the network, but it's the latter that already has me thinking ahead to the fall due to the renewal of Elsbeth – which airs after Todd on Thursday nights – just one day earlier. So, let's look at what could replace Marcia Gay Harden and Skylar Astin's show come fall!

So Help Me Todd won't return for Season 3 despite averaging 6.3 million viewers in seven days of delayed viewing per episode, according to THR. Those are some pretty solid numbers – and only slightly below those of fellow cancelled series CSI: Vegas – but evidently not enough to warrant a return to CBS for the 2024-2025 TV season.

In the new year following the end of the WGA writers strike and SAG-AFTRA actors strike, So Help Me Todd has been paired with CBS' Elsbeth, a spinoff of The Good Wife that was renewed for Season 2 just one day before the bad news broke about Todd. Both are (mostly) dramas with some quirkiness to make them lighter than many of CBS' other dramatic offerings, and made for a good match.

So, what could be paired with Elsbeth in So Help Me Todd's place, assuming Carrie Preston's new show continues airing on Thursdays at 10 pm. ET in the fall? Well, we can only speculate, but I don't really see CBS moving one of its other dramas to Thursdays. For a few examples of why, the FBIs are hugely successful as one solid block of primetime on Tuesdays, NCIS rarely moves slots, and NCIS: Hawai'i has not yet been renewed for another season. All in all, my prediction is a new show being paired with Elsbeth, and CBS has some in the works.

These are the freshman drama options that are currently slated for slots in the 2024-2025 TV season: NCIS: Origins, a prequel series for NCIS' Gibbs; the medical drama Watson, with Morris Chestnut starring in a new take on the world of Sherlock Holmes; and a reboot of Matlock, which was originally planned for 2023 with Kathy Bates starring.

Two comedies are also on the way, with the Young Sheldon spinoff centered on Georgie and Mandy as well as Damon Wayans Sr. joining forces with Damon Wayans Jr. for Poppa's House, but those seem more likely to fill slots that will be vacated by Young Sheldon and Bob Hearts Abishola after their series finales in May. So, with one of the dramas more likely to fit with Elsbeth on CBS Thursdays, which will it be?

Well, if I was a betting woman, I'd put my money on Matlock. NCIS: Origins seems like a natural fit for Mondays, along with NCIS and – if renewed – NCIS: Hawai'i. Watson is a bit of a wild card, as CBS hasn't had a medical drama since Sophia Bush's Good Sam was cancelled in 2022, and that would be an interesting partner for Elsbeth if CBS wanted two very different shows.

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But pairing Matlock with Elsbeth would group two mystery/crime shows with female leads, and given that CBS has found success by airing similar shows back to back with the FBIs on Tuesdays, I can definitely see Thursdays starting with Ghosts and Young Sheldon's spinoff or Poppa's House at 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. ET, followed by Matlock at 9 p.m. ET, and ending with Elsbeth returning to its current time slot of 10 p.m. ET.

Of course, this is all complete speculation, and CBS may not be done with the cancellations yet this spring. Plus, So Help Me Todd isn't totally done yet, and it'll be months before CBS' new Thursday lineup will come into play. For now, you can keep watching So Help Me Todd at 9 p.m. ET on CBS Thursdays, and revisit past episodes streaming with a Paramount+ subscription.

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Now That CBS Cancelled So Help Me Todd, Here's What Could Replace It In Primetime Following Another Show's Renewal (2024)

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Now That CBS Cancelled So Help Me Todd, Here's What Could Replace It In Primetime Following Another Show's Renewal? ›

These are the freshman drama options that are currently slated for slots in the 2024-2025 TV season: NCIS: Origins, a prequel series for NCIS' Gibbs; the medical drama Watson, with Morris Chestnut starring in a new take on the world of Sherlock Holmes; and a reboot of Matlock, which was originally planned for 2023 with ...

Is So Help Me Todd renewed for 2024? ›

So Help Me Todd premiered in September 2022 and people love it, our own Adrienne Jones wrote that it might even be better than Emmy-winning Ted Lasso. While CBS did renew a large chunk of its spring 2024 lineup, sadly So Help Me Todd got the short end of the stick.

What CBS shows have been renewed for 2024? ›

CBS has also had a big month, with renewals of Elsbeth, NCIS, The Neighborhood, The Equalizer, all three FBI series, and S.W.A.T. — yes, the same S.W.A.T. that was already canceled once and then brought back for what was supposed to be its final season.

Why did CBS cancel So Help Me Todd? ›

As it turned out, it comes down to the age-old killer of television programs: Ratings. According to TVLine, although the legal drama's ratings were consistent with those of its freshman season, it ranked last in comparison to all of CBS' other shows, averaging 6.2 million total viewers.

Is So Help Me Todd coming back? ›

CBS has canceled So Help Me Todd before season 3. The entire main cast was expected to return, including Marcia Gay Harden as Margaret and Skylar Astin as Todd.

Why has NCIS Hawaii been canceled? ›

NCIS: Hawai'i, as well as So Help Me Todd and CSI: Vegas, ultimately became a casualty of a strong schedule, a cost-management drive and overall uncertainty at the parent company Paramount Global, which is in the process of being sold.

Why is CBS cancelling NCIS Hawaiiʻi? ›

Why was NCIS Hawaiiʻi canceled? NCIS: Hawai'i, along with So Help Me Todd and CSI: Vegas, ultimately fell victim to a demanding schedule, efforts to manage costs, and the overarching uncertainty at the parent company Paramount Global, which is currently undergoing a sale process.

What TV shows will end in 2024? ›

All of the TV Shows Ending in 2024
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ABC announces midseason premiere dates for 2024
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Is NCIS Hawaii renewed for season 4? ›

“NCIS: Hawai'i” has been canceled at CBS. The “NCIS” spinoff is currently airing its third season at the broadcast network. The season finale scheduled to air on May 6 will now serve as the series finale. “NCIS: Hawai'i” was the fourth series in the “NCIS” franchise and is now the third series to end.

Is NCIS Hawaii been canceled? ›

The season 3 finale, which will now serve as the series' final episode, airs May 6. Lauren Huff is a writer at Entertainment Weekly with over a decade of experience covering all facets of the entertainment industry.

Is Dr Phil a producer on So Help Me Todd? ›

McGraw's professional life, he also served as Executive Producer, writer and co-creator. A mother-son legal drama starring Marcia Gay Harden, SO HELP ME TODD, with Dr. McGraw as executive producer, debuts on CBS in fall 2022.

Is Allison married on So Help Me Todd? ›

She is an ER doctor and the daughter of Oswald and Margaret Wright. She is married to Chuck Grant.

Did the cast of So Help Me Todd change? ›

EXCLUSIVE: CBS dramedy So Help Me Todd is expanding its recurring cast ahead of the upcoming second season, adding Glee alumna Heather Morris in a key role, opposite Marcia Gay Harden and Skylar Astin. Additionally, Sandra Bernhard (American Horror Story) will appear in a guest-starring role in Season 2.

What city is So Help Me Todd supposed to be in? ›

After his strong-willed mother, Margaret, negotiated to drop criminal charges against Todd two years previously, he reluctantly agrees to work at her Portland, Oregon law firm as an in-house investigator.

Is So Help Me Todd filmed in Portland or? ›

Although “So Help Me Todd” is set in the Rose City, it is primarily filmed in Vancouver, B.C. However, co-stars Astin and Harden previously joined Everyday Northwest to gush about Portland's scenery, “amazing donuts” and local chain McMenamins.

How many seasons of So Help Me Todd are there? ›

How many seasons of Todd are there? ›

UPDATED with more reactions: So Help Me Todd creator, cast and crew members have responded to the news of the CBS' dramedy's cancellation after two seasons.

Is any of So Help Me Todd filmed in Portland Oregon? ›

The show was created by longtime Portland-area resident Scott Prendergast, and was set in Portland (though filmed, like many series, in British Columbia) and featured frequent references to the Rose City.

What is Allison's last name on So Help Me Todd? ›

Allison Eleanor Wright Grant is a main character on the CBS drama series So Help Me Todd. She is portrayed by Madeline Wise.

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