TV Land has renewed The Soul Man for a fourth season, TVWise has learned.
Created by Cedric The Entertainer and Suzanne Martin, The Soul Man follows R&B superstar-turned-minister Reverend Boyce “The Voice” Ballentine after he relocated from Las Vegas to St. Louis with his wife Lolli. 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. The series is produced by TV Land Originals and stars Cedric The Entertainer, Niecy Nash, Wesley Jonathan and Kellee Stewart.
The Viacom owned network has ordered 12 episodes for the fourth season, up from the 8 episodes for season three and the 10 episodes for season two. The increased episode order comes after the third season of The Soul Man averaged a 3.19 rating among African-American Women 25-54 and a 2.65 rating with African-American Adults 25-54, posting triple digit gains over the network’s prime average.
“We are thrilled to bring back Cedric, Niecy and ‘The Soul Man’ for another season,” said TV Land President Larry W. Jones. “TV Land has loved working with this cast and crew who come together each week and create one of the funniest half-hours on TV.”
With the renewal, TV Land has now made calls on most of their original series. The network has previously renewed Hot In Cleveland and The Exes and cancelled the Kirstie Alley fronted comedy Kirstie. The only original series yet to hear about a pick up is Jennifer Falls, while the network has also green-lit new scripted series Younger and The Gaffigan Show.