Ahead of the second season premiere of ‘So Help Me Todd’ on CBS, the legal dramedy series has already started to expand its cast by appointing a new recurring role by adding Glee alumna Heather Morris as Judy Maxon for a key role!
Once the casting was officially confirmed by the network, Morris shared the news with her one million followers on Instagram with the post’s caption reading: “The beans hath been spilled::: BEYOND thrilled to announce I’ll be playing pretend on Season 2 of SO HELP ME TODD alongside @skylarastin @mgh_8 on @cbstv Also joining in on the fun is THE @sandragbernhard which has me gagging. A GINORMOUS thank you to the creator and show running @scottpprendergast for this opportunity to play yet another fun, quirky character.”
The actress will star opposite two new notable guest stars, which includes Lisa Rinna as Jennifer Gianola and Sandra Bernhard as Belinda Tuttle. All of the three new cast members will join Marcia Gay Harden as Margaret, Skylar Astin as Todd, Madeline Wise as Allison, Tristen J. Winger as Lyle, Inga Schlingmann as Susan, and Rosa Evangelina Arredondo as Francey. The other recurring cast members who are expected to reprise their roles also include Jeffrey Nordling as Gus Easton and Leslie Silva as Beverly Crest.
The press release confirms that Morris’ portrayal of Judy Maxon will be of a gift shop clerk in Todd and Margaret’s office building. She has unusual ideas about the world and has her sights set on Todd.
Whereas, Bernhard’s portrayal of Belinda Tuttle will be the “Queen of Courts,” an unscrupulous, ambulance-chasing attorney, specializing in slips-n-falls, personal injury, and working the court system to her financial advantage. She is the “anti-Margaret.” The series is executive produced by Dr. Phil McGraw, Stuart Gillard, Jay McGraw and Julia Eisenman alongside show creator Scott Prendergast, and Elizabeth Klaviter, who also serves as showrunner and replaced Liz Kruger and Craig Shapiro as the series showrunner.
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As of writing this, not much has been disclosed about the plot, but the new season will definitely explore the basic premise, which is as follows:
“A talented but directionless private investigator, who begrudgingly agrees to work at his overbearing mother’s law firm. So, it is expected to continue the plot that follows a private investigator whose instincts as a private investigator are good, but he lacks direction and is the black sheep of his family.
At the insistence of his strong-willed mother, Margaret, Todd reluctantly agrees to work at her Portland, Oregon, law firm as an in-house investigator. Margaret believes in strictly adhering to the law, which is at complete odds with Todd’s tendency to bend the law to navigate sticky situations.”
Despite all the silence, there is no doubt that the show will definitely continue the plot and character arcs from the finale episode of the first season, “Are You There Todd? It’s Me, Margaret.” Directed by Nancy Hower and written by Scott Prendergast, the episode ended with Todd getting his PI license back, and Margaret, after standing up against Beverly, becomes a named partner of the firm but returns home to find Harry, back from Iceland, regretting leaving.
Season 2 of So Help Me Todd premieres Thursday, February 15, 2024, on CBS, and later it will also be available on Paramount Plus, alongside Global TV in Canada. On the other hand, the episodes are also available to stream on FuboTV, depending on viewers’ locations. Lastly, the viewers can also stream the show by renting or buying it on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, and Vudu, depending on the user’s location and the preferred membership plans to choose from.
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While you wait for more So Help Me Todd Season 2 updates, catch up on the first season on CBS.