TV Land‘s The Soul Man will return for a third season. The network has given the 8-episode order more than three months after Season 2 of the show, starring Cedric “The Entertainer,” Niecy Nash and Wesley Jonathan, ended its run.
Comedy veteran Ric Swartzlander (Cougar Town), who quietly joined the show at the beginning of Season 2, will be back as showrunner. Like with the second season pickup, I hear a key renewal factor was the
show’s strong showing among Black viewers. Over the first two seasons, The Soul Man
averaged a potent 3.7 rating among African-American Women 25-54 and a
3.0 rating with African-American Adults 25-54. Season 2 of the series
posted gains of +103% among A25-54 and +111% among W25-54 (L+7) versus
channel prime average. “We’re so proud to have this show in our
portfolio of sitcoms,” said TV Land president Larry W. 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.
Sidebar: Cedric the Entertainer is one of my favorite comedians so I am elated that The Soul Man has been renewed for a 3rd season. Check out our Studio Q interviews from the set of The Soul Man dating back to their first season.