'The Soul Man' Renewed for Third Season by TV Land

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December 4th, 2013

The Soul Man Cast

TV Land has renewed The Soul Man for an eight-episode third season

via press release:



New York, NY – December 4, 2013 – TV Land has given the green light to a third season of “The Soul Man” starring Cedric “The Entertainer,” Niecy Nash and Wesley Jonathan, it was announced today by Larry W. Jones, President of TV Land.  The new season will premiere spring 2014.


“We’re so proud to have this show in our portfolio of sitcoms,” said Jones. “Fans of ‘The Soul Man’ are the drivers behind the success of the series. Because of their passion, we are able to continuously bring new viewers to the channel.”


“The Soul Man” follows R&B superstar-turned-minister Reverend Boyce “The Voice” Ballentine (Cedric) after he relocated from Las Vegas to St. Louis with his wife Lolli (Nash). While learning to adjust to their new humble life, they have plenty of obstacles in their way. One of these is Boyce’s brother Stamps (Jonathan), who seems to have taken up permanent residence in their house – and that’s only made worse when Stamps sparks a new relationship with Lolli’s sister (Kellee Stewart).


The show saw great guest stars last season, including Anthony Anderson (“Guys With Kids”), Jamie Kennedy (“Malibu’s Most Wanted”), Yvette Nicole Brown (“Community”), Cedric Yarbrough (“Reno 911!”), Kim Wayans (“In Living Color”), Elise Neal (“The Hughleys”), Darius McCrary (“Anger Management”) and more.


Over the last two seasons, “The Soul Man” averaged an impressive 3.7 rating among African-American Women 25-54 and a 3.0 rating with African-American Adults 25-54, according to Nielsen.  Season 2 of the series posted gains of +103% among A25-54 and +111% among W25-54 (L+7) versus channel prime average. “The Soul Man” will return with eight episodes.


Cedric and Suzanne Martin (“Hot in Cleveland”) are executive producers of the sitcom, along with Eric C. Rhone and Emmy® Award-winner Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner of Hazy Mills Productions, who also executive produce “Hot in Cleveland.” Keith Cox and Larry W. Jones are executive producers for TV Land. The series is filmed in front of a live studio audience.


  • Meanie

    The show is not that bad but I think the only reason it gets renewed is because BET syndicates/rerun the episodes.

  • Rave Mystery

    I’m glad this show got another season but 8 episodes is way too short. I think it should at least be 13-15 episodes.

  • Ram510

    I’m a little surprised it got renewed cause it seemed as though TVLand had given up on it. Which is sad cause it was pulling solid numbers during its first season

  • Dan

    Why would they waste the renewal? I guess TV Land wanted to keep a black sitcom or maybe they didn’t want to cancel another show after 2 seasons. 8 episodes just smells like “Well we didn’t want to cancel it now but its done after its third season”. The show will end after this summer and possibly BET will pick it up. Happily Divorced deserved the renewal over The Soul Man.

  • Herb Finn

    8 episode renewal gives it 30 episodes total.

  • Jon A

    Honestly, and I don’t want to sound racist/anti-religious at all, this show sucks. It really crams both its stereotypes down your throats (black, religious comedy). I don’t think it deserved a renewal. Honestly, NONE of them do anymore. Hot in Cleveland was a fresh idea, but the addition of several new sitcoms to the channel REALLY washed out any traces of comedy/originality HinC had. I wish they would all get cancelled in some mega channel boycott and TVLand would be forced to revert back to showing re-runs of old shows which was never not working for them, I don’t think.

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