'So Help Me Todd' Trailer: Skylar Astin and Marcia Gay Harden Star as Dysfunctional Mother-Son Duo

Watch the first trailer for 'So Help Me Todd,' starring Skylar Astin and Marcia Gay Harden, ahead of its premiere on CBS.
by Danielle Turchiano — 

Marcia Gay Harden and Skylar Astin in 'So Help Me Todd'


Starting this fall, Marcia Gay Harden and Skylar Astin team up in So Help Me Todd, a CBS dramedy about a mother-son private investigative duo. Take a look at the trailer below to get a sense for what that will look like.

In the show, Astin plays Todd, a "talented but scruffy, aimless" (CBS' words!) private investigator who reluctantly agrees to work as the in-house investigator for his attorney mother Margaret (Gay Harden) after falling on hard times when his license gets revoked due to "his flexible interpretation of the law." 

While Todd has thus far been considered the black sheep of their family, Margaret finds herself impressed by (and proud of) how crafty he can be at using his innate charm to get information. He is also tech savvy. So, while she sees working with him as an opportunity to put him on the right path to living as a proper adult, he will end up helping her as much as she helps him.

The show centers on the duo mending their dysfunctional relationship while taking on various cases of the week.

"You are very good at this job. Maybe I should just let you be who you want to be," Margaret already says to her son in the trailer.

So Help Me Todd is executive produced by Scott Prendergast, Liz Kruger, Craig Shapiro, Phil McGraw, Jay McGraw, Julia Eisenman, and Amy York Rubin, who is thus far only attached to the pilot episode, which she also directed. Prendergast wrote the pilot script. The show, which comes from CBS Studios and also stars Madeline Wise, Tristen J. Winger, Inga Schlingmann, and Rosa Arredondo, will air on Thursdays at 9 p.m. beginning this fall, although a specific premiere date has yet to be announced.