'God Friended Me' makes request for continued viewing

Violett Beane, Brandon Micheal Hall in 'God Friended Me'

(CNN)God has historically been good to CBS, in the form of faith-oriented series like "Touched by an Angel" and "Joan of Arcadia." The network returns to those roots with "God Friended Me," an appealing show that weaves religion into its premise, while owing at least as much to the since-departed "Person of Interest" as those aforementioned dramas.

Wedding social-media jargon with the soft focus of Hallmark movies, the series stars Brandon Micheal Ha